September 4, 1928 – July 5, 2022
Annie Irene Powell Blunt, was born on September 4, 1928 to the late Annie Mae Tennessee and Willie “Buck” Powell in Adams Grove, VA. God needed another angel so He lovingly called her home on July 5, 2022 at home in Hopewell, VA.
Annie accepted Christ at an early age and attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Adams Grove, VA. She was preceded in death by her lifelong sweetheart Charlie William Blunt, Sr. upon marrying she moved her membership to Pleasant Plain Baptist Church, Drewryville, VA. She was a faithful and dedicated church member. Annie served the Lord as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, usher and kitchen committee member. Upon moving to Newsoms, VA, she joined Mount Tabor Baptist Church and was well known for reading poems and occasionally sang with the Women’s Day choir.
Annie was employed by the Southampton County School Board for twelve years and two months as a school bus driver and cafeteria worker. She enjoyed reading her Bible, listening to spiritual and Country & Western music, traveling, cooking hot rolls, cakes and pies mostly spending time with her family. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was a blessing and was loved by many.
Annie leaves to cherish her memories: four daughters, Gloria Brown, Portsmouth, VA, Juanita B. Cross of Hopewell, VA, Angela Bannister (William) of Manassas, VA, and Leicha A. Blunt ofHopewell, VA; two sons, Charlie Blunt, Jr. (Dewander) of Macon, GA and Juan Blunt (Barbara) of Newsoms, VA; four sisters, Virginia Gary of Cheaspeake, VA, Shirley Roberts (Leslie) of Ft. Washington, MD, Norris Ross and Beulah Johnson both of Alexandria, VA; one brother, Dorris Powell of Washington, DC; twenty-two grandchildren; forty-nine great grandchildren; and a host of great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by two daughters, Hazel Rollins and Karen “Daffy” Johnson; six brothers, Edward Milton “Jake” Powell, Frank Lee Powell, William Columbus “Bill” Powell, John Henry Powell, Willie “June” Powell and Leslie Howard Powell.
Special thanks to all caregivers, Monica Raines, LaRoyce Cross, Samonè Cross-Hawkins, Ja’Nyia Cross, Marquet Tillman, Rai’Shawn Raines, Markell Cross, Derek Johnson, Gloria Brown and Enhabit Home Health and Hospice team and nurses Gin-Nine Morrison and Brandy Benton, two very devoted friends, Gregory Stith and Edward Patrick.
Services will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, 28668 N. Main Street, Newsomes, VA, Pastor Jeremiah Cole, Pastor. The interment to follow at Pleasant Plain Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Friday, July 15, 2022 at the funeral establishment.
J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com. Watch the funeral services live online on our J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc. Facebook page.