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Bervin Wesley Powell

July 21, 1940 ~ November 18, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old


Bervin Wesley Powell, 83, passed away after an eight-year struggle with Dementia at his home in Wake Forest on Saturday, November 18, 2023. He was born July 21, 1940, to Raymond Elmo Powell and Mary Ellena (Lowery) Powell.

Bervin graduated from Wake Forest High School. While his profession was in commercial plumbing, his passion was working as a master craftsman. He took great pride in building many types of furniture.

Bervin was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gene Addison Powell, and Kenneth Donald Powell.

Survivors include his sisters, Janie Phillips, Joyce Wall (Gene), Jessie Phillips, Lois Walker; brother, James Powell (Patty); and his lifelong companion and caregiver, Mary Ann Lowery. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Friends may visit with the family from 6-8 PM on Monday, November 20, 2023 at Bright Funeral Home, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587.

A graveside service will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at the Powell Family Cemetery on Elmo Drive, Wake Forest, NC for all wishing to attend.

Jamie Powell, Joshua Powell, Wayne Bridges, Kemp Kearney, Trevor Raybon, and Brian Raybon will be serving as pallbearers. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Wake Union Baptist Church, 13345 Wake Union Church Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587 or Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

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November 20, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bright Funeral Home
405 S. Main St.
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Graveside Service
November 21, 2023

11:00 AM
Powell Family Cemetery (Elmo Drive Wake Forest, NC)


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