Cecilia Kathryn “Lily Kate” Powell age 9 of Lawrenceville passed away August 17, 2017. Lily Kate lived life to the absolute fullest. She loved others deeply and made friends easily. She was beautiful, smart, and creative but most importantly she loved God and spread that light to others. She had an amazing and vivid imagination, loved to read constantly, played piano, performed theater, and was so fun loving. She danced through life. She loved school and loved her friends. She was best friends with her little brothers, Danny and Patrick. Her parents adore and love her with all of their beings. She is a beautiful light and is no doubt dancing and singing in Heaven. Lily Kate was preceded in death by her grandfather, Rev. Danny R. Powell. She is survived by her parents, Tim and Jennifer Powell; brothers, Danny R. Powell and Patrick T. Powell; grandparents, Debra and David Knight, Snellville, Rick and Cheryl Paul, Mt. Pleasant, SC; great grandmother, Martha Ann Chafin, Dahlonega; aunts, Katie Powell Grimes and her husband Alan, Denise Paul Patterson and her husband Rob, Candice Paul Sanders and her husband Steve; uncles, R.J. Paul, Matt Paul, Michael Paul; cousins, Duncan, Josiah, Ruthie, Cooper, Sean, Elliot and Logan. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Kingswood United Methodist Church 4896 N. Peachtree Rd. Dunwoody, GA 30338. Rev. Charles Broome will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, August 18, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy. Lawrenceville, GA 30046. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made in memory of Cecilia Kathryn “Lily Kate” Powell to memorial music fund https://www.thececiliaensemble.com/lilykate.html

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  1. Tim and Jennifer,
    What a precious child! Your loss is beyond words. May you find comfort in your friends and loved ones and in our Lord who is holding you in His arms right now.

  2. My heart is broken for you. She was a light unto your lives and this world. I wish I were able to be there tomorrow.
    My prayers are with you.

  3. W.ords can’t express my sorrow for your loss. Lily Kate will always be loved & missed. My prayers are with you all

  4. Tim, this is Larry Angle from St. Mary’s in Houston. I was in your choir at Carnegie Hall. I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your wife.

  5. Tim, Jennifer, David and Debra, our prayers for Peace and Comfort are with you as you travel this road. You are not alone, God is with you and we are praying.

  6. I’m so, so sorry for your loss. Your new Oglethorpe family stands with you and grieves with you in this dark time. Wishing you comfort in happy, treasured memories of your beloved Lily Kate.

  7. Tim and Jennifer, all of us at OU are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of your beautiful girl and are keeping you in our hearts.

  8. I’m so sorry – my heart is so heavy and I sincerely wish I could be there. Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. We are heartbroken at the loss of this beautiful child. She was a light of love in our lives. Lily Kate was a blessing to us as our adopt-a-grandchild. We send our love to you as well as prayers for your family as we grieve with you at this time.

  10. Tim and Jennifer- This is Karen Schmeichel. Tim and I just met last week at our work retreat and had fun sharing a few stories about your kids. Your loss is felt profoundly by members of your new family at Oglethorpe. We’ll be here pulling for you. Lily Kate was clearly an angel..

  11. Jennifer and Tim,
    Wishing you God’s peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories of your Lily Kate to forever hold in your heart. Our hearts are truly broken for you, and we keep you and the family close in every thought and prayer.

  12. Everyone at Oglethorpe extends our deepest sympathy for the heartbreaking loss of your beautiful daughter. We hope and pray that you find strength and comfort in the days ahead.

  13. Prayers and comfort go out to the Powell family. We are all saddened by your loss. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Your DFA family in Augusta are here for you. Let Jesus be your comfort and God your light.
    The Spratlin/Rayburn family

  14. Tim,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in the hearts and prayers of your colleagues here at Oglethorpe.

  15. Tim, we haven’t met, but I’m one of your new colleagues at Oglethorpe. My deepest condolences on your tragic loss. May the happy memories left by your little angel provide you and your wife with some consolation in this time of grief!

  16. Sending thoughts and prayers of peace and comfort to you at this time. May you sense the Lord’s presence today, keeping you close in His heart, assuring you of His tender care and covering you with His grace. I am a church member at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, SC and know your cousin, Cathy Goodband. Our sincerest sympathy 🙏🏻🙏🏻 ❤️
    Patt and Jon Lauckner

  17. Thinking of you and your family in this difficult time.
    We have not met, however we are colleagues at Oglethorpe University. Your loss touches everyone, wishing you comfort and strength in this difficult time.
    my deepest condolences,
    Sincerely, Christina Price Washington

  18. Jennifer ,Tim and family…
    Sweet precious Lily Kate… Joyful kindness, colorfilled vision, philosophical presence, endless creations, soulful songbird …. And so much more… Sweet precious Lily Kate❤️🌻🌞🙏🏻🌺 Many lives are changed forever… By sharing time with her… Seemingly Unbearable loss emerses each breath of those closest to her daily life and yet, her joyful faithfilled spirit remains for all who are blessed to know her. As her teacher, I assure you that many other children have been and will continue to be encouraged and uplifted because they are her friends. Her light shines brightly forever in our hearts…. We love you, sweet girl❤️ Always… Your Super Blue Team… Paulette Bass Bledsoe Pulaski, TN

  19. Our deepest sympathy, sending prayers and love. May you feel God’s love surround you, and His arms comfort you.

  20. Dearest Powell Family,
    My prayers are with you although we have never met. Your loss is unimaginable. Only God knows how to heal your hearts.

    In Him,
    Floran Syler
    Oglethorpe University

  21. Lily is a bright star who will shine forever. We are praying for you and love you.
    Paulette, John, Matt, Julia, Kristen, Melissa and Emerson Jarrell

  22. Tim, we only met briefly at the Staff Appreciation Day outing, and I hope our paths cross again, as I’d love to get to know you better. I stand with the rest of the Oglethorpe Family in offering my very deepest and profound condolences. I can’t even imagine your pain at this moment, and will be holding you and your family in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come with a hope for peace and comfort.
    In Christ,
    Nancy Boyken

  23. so sorry you suddenly lost your angel, prayers and thoughts for your family, with love uncle jimmy and aunt dotty

  24. Lily Kate is Truly an Angel.I was glad I got to know that sweet and spunky little girl.She gave joy to anyone who met her.

  25. Tim and Jen, we were devastated to learn of your terrible loss. We send our love and will be praying that you and your family may find some peace and comfort in the memories of your beautiful Lily Kate. May the Lord be with you all.
    Felicia and Jim Bennett, Susan and Jim Stubbs, and Frances and George Powell

  26. My heart is hurting for all of you. I pray that your family will feel God’s arms around you as you go through the coming days.

  27. Tim, Jennifer, Patrick and Danny there are no words that can comfort you at this time. But sometime soon look up in the sky on a beautiful clear night and watch for the twinkling ✨ ⭐️ star you will know who is sending that radiant ❤️ love your way. God Bless you.

  28. Tim and Jen, there just are no words. We are devasted by the news of Lily Kate’s passing. We pray you will experience God’s supernatural grace and strength today and in the days ahead. Please know we grieve with you and that her light will live on in each of you. — Kay, Allen, Meghan and Jordan Earles

  29. Dr. Powell,
    I will always remember Lily “helping ” with the Decorus receptions. She was such a sweet child and she touched so many of the kids’ lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your faith, friends and family provide you some comfort.

  30. There are no words adequate to provide solace at the loss of such a beautiful child, but know that your family is surrounded with prayers of support.

  31. Dear Powell Family,
    We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. My daughter, Eliza, and Lily Kate shared the same 3rd grade classroom last year. Eliza spoke of Lily Kate often and thought of her as a friend. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Much love.

  32. Dr. Powell,

    I was saddened deeply in my heart to learn about your loss. May the beautiful memories of your daughter bring comfort to you and your family in the days to come. My thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time.

  33. “And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” (1 Corinthians 15:26) I am very sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the pain that your family is going through right now. I pray that you find comfort in knowing that God promises that he will soon wipe away and reverse the effects of this enemy that causes so much pain. Your precious Lily Kate will be brought back to you and you will never have to experience the pain of losing her ever again. This is a promise from God! (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4,5)

  34. We’re saddened by her early departure. We remembered her vividly from all these years when she was with the Flores Family. Her joy, love, vibrance, smiles and laughter always fills the room. She’s loved by everyone. God has a plan for her and she’s in heaven looking over everyone. We share our grief with the Powell’s family. Thank you for being in our life.

  35. Tim, Jennifer, Patrick and Danny…words cannot express the sorrow I feel for the loss of Lily Kate…I will just send prayers for God to hold you and comfort you during these difficult times. The loss of a child is a pain that is unbearable but I know your faith will get you through. My prayers that the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief during the days and months to come.

  36. Praying for you during this very difficult time. I know your DFA family is praying as well. There are no words for pain like this, Lily Kate truly lived her little life at full speed! Praying for you, Patty, Don, and Katie Pearson

  37. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Lily Kate was a beautiful girl who was full of life, and she will continue to live on in our hearts.

  38. Lily is no doubt singing and dancing with Jesus. She is probably directing, too. My most heartfelt tears and prayers are with you.

  39. Lily was an inspiration to everyone around her. I am so blessed to have been graced by her big heart and her inviting personality. My heart and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time.

  40. With deepest condolences on your heartbreaking loss. Lily Kate and your family are in my prayers for comfort and peace. – from a member of the Oglethorpe community.

  41. Jennifer, Tim, Danny and Patrick, words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss.. Please know you are in our prayers for the days, weeks and months ahead. You have made us want to strive to be better people.

  42. Tim & Jennifer – You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for your loss.

    Your Lee College Family

  43. Jennifer and Tim,
    What little time we worked together at Grace in North Augusta and you had Lilly there, she was such a precious girl. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Just know she is sitting at the knee of Jesus Christ.

  44. Dear Powell Family,
    I have not met you, but my son, Evan, was Dr. Ray’s assistant while he was at Oglethorpe. My heart broke for you when he told me about the loss of your precious daughter. I am so terribly sorry. I pray that God will give each of you the strength and grace to deal with the overwhelming grief you are feeling, and that you may find a measure of peace and joy and healing until you are reunited with her.

  45. Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. May your beautiful memories of Lily Kate bring you strength in the days ahead. We will always remember Lily Kate’s precious smile and her sweet, outgoing spirit. It was truly a blessing for us to have known your family for such a short time at Nolensville First UMC. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.- Eric, Kim and Drake Woodward

  46. I saw the news article and I wanted to express my deepest condolences; I am very sorry for your untimely loss. I hope the special memories of your daughter helps bring you comfort and peace. May you also find comfort in the scriptures. Acts 24:15 has proved to be encouraging for some. There, God promises to reunite us with our loved ones by way of a resurrection.

  47. My deepest sympathy from Washington State. We lost our sons 18 year old girlfriend to a car accident on Wednesday the 16th of August. We are still in shock and can’t believe how this could have happened. I hope your family will find peace some day just like I hope ours will do the same. Love, Yvonne

  48. My condolences to family. Please draw comfort in the promise that the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. 1 Corinthians 15:26.

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