Lena Mae Sullivan Powell, 83, widow of Alfonso Powell, died Thursday, January 4, 2018, at McElveen Manor.
Born September 16, 1935, in Laurens, SC, she was a daughter of the late Hiriam Sullivan and the late Rosa Putman Sullivan. She was a U.S. Air Force veteran. She was employed by U.S. Civil Service for 22 years, having worked at the Chef’s House, Shaw AFB Communication Switchboard, and the Base Commissary.
Survivors include three children, Barbara R. Powell of Columbia, John Allen Powell (Gloria) of Hope Mills, North Carolina, and Colleen P. Stevens (Wayne) of Sumter; three grandchildren, Alexis Powell, Ashley Campbell, and Joseph Powell; five great-grandchildren, Abigail Powell, Molly Jones, Zoe Jones, Isaiah Powell, and Elijah Powell.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Powell; and a son, Marvin S. Powell.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 A.M. Tuesday in the Center Rabun Baptist Church in Gray Court, South Carolina. With the Rev. Albert Blanting officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Sunday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Palmetto Chapter, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.