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Obituary for Brenda Davis-Powell

Brenda (Davis) Powell, 51, of Decatur, IL, Departed this life and entered peacefully into eternal life on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO surrounded by her family.

Brenda was born June 26, 1961 to Roosevelt and Edna Davis in Decatur, IL. She graduated from Lakeview High School in 1979. She attended Millikin University until her health failed her. Later, she attended Richland Community College where she graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 1996.

She accepted Christ at New Publican Primitive Baptist Church where she was a faithful member.

Brenda loved her family and friends. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, and giving to others unconditionally.

Brenda served others as nurse at Decatur Memorial Hospital, St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, IL, and returned to Decatur Memorial Hospital where she worked as a Registered Nurse, and then House Supervisor until her health failed her again.

Brenda leaves to cherish her memories: parents, Roosevelt and Edna Davis; sisters, Linda (Eddie) Harper, Rosetta Davis, Tracy (Robert) Crawford, all of Decatur; nieces, Janelle Jones, Ashley, Austin, and Briana Crawford of Decatur; Porscha Young of Chicago, IL; nephews, Caleb Davis of Decatur; Isham and Rakeem Davis of Chicago, IL; three great nieces, four great nephews, five aunts, and a host of other family and friends too numerous to mention, but equally loved.

Brenda was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents, brother, Joe Nathan Davis, and nephew, Antonio Austin Sr.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Khan, Dr. Estrada, Dr. Minnaganti, Dr. Dawood, Dr. Potts, Daisy Small and the staff of 5100 and 4100 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, and all her special friends.

Services Celebrating Brenda’s life will be 11 AM Saturday May, 11, 2013 in Church of the Living God, Temple #3 PGT. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Friday in Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and 10-11 AM Saturday in the church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

The family of Brenda Davis-Powell has entrusted the care of their loved one to Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL. View the online obituary and send condolences to www.moranandgoebel.com.


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