Dorothy Powell Hewett

dorothy hewett

October 25, 1943 ~ June 29, 2020

Born in: Cullman Alabama
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Dorothy (Dottie) Powell Hewett, 76, passed away Monday June 29, 2020 after a brief hospitalization. She was born in Cullman, AL on October 25, 1943 to William Powell and Rosa Myrick Powell. She and her family moved to Miami, FL when she was a child. She married her one true love, Edward (Eddie) Hewett in 1964 and continued to reside in Carol City, FL until moving to Lawrenceville, GA in 1993. She lost her beloved husband, Edward, in 1999.

Dottie was a homemaker and periodically worked in various jobs until retiring in 2005. She enjoyed cooking and was often called upon to prepare a favorite dish for her family. Her avid interest in Genealogy was reflected in countless hours researching and sharing information with others on Facebook and Ancestry. She recently achieved a goal that she thought for many years beyond her ability. Last August she stopped smoking after being a lifetime smoker amazing her family and loved ones.

Next to her family the closest thing in her heart are our fur babies. Lily, Cooper, BoBo, Salem and Nio all knew she would be the one to share a treat or give an extra pat. Phoebe, Stewie, Caesar, Ziggy, Figa, and Sasha were all waiting on the other side of the rainbow bridge tails wagging.

A woman of strong fierce faith she chose to have a direct relationship with the her Creator and held strong convictions on unconditional love and acceptance. As a Woman, Daughter, Sibling, Mother, and MeeMaw she used her special talents to ensure we were Loved and protected.

She is survived by her Children: Ed Hewett and his husband David LeNoir, Mary Shaw and her husband Kevin Shaw, Bob Hewett and his wife Kirstie Rhea-Hewett, Her Grandchildren: Amelia Crystal Gonzalez, Matthew Ryan Gonzalez, Sahara Rose Shaw, and Jaylee Edyn Shaw, and Great-Grandchildren: Logan Edward Gonzalez and Anthony Micah O’Cain.

Surviving Siblings are sisters Ruth Clayton and Shirley Duvall, brothers Alvie Powell, Odis Powell, William Powell, Donald Powell, and Ronald Powell.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Edward Powell, Lilly Woods, Millard Powell, Ruth Ellen Powell, and Eula Tate, and Mildred Higgins.

The family will receive friends from 12:30- 2:30PM on Sunday, July 5, 2020 with the Funeral Service to follow in the Gwinnett Chapel of Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. (770)277-4550.

Online condolences may be expressed at


Visitation: July 5, 2020 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, 30046


Funeral Service: July 5, 2020 2:30 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, 30046



Gwinnett Memorial Park
925 US Highway 29 S
Lawrenceville, AG 30046


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  1. Dear Ed and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.
    Much love,
    Joni Vance

  2. CandleImageDottie was a great lady full of Love and Light! I will miss her terribly. My life has been enriched because she was a part of my life!

  3. I found my cousin, Dorothy, on Facebook and we started communicating. It was a delightful exchange for me: recipes, needlework, genealogy, family. I am so glad that we spoke on the phone at least once. We never met–but someday we will. I will miss her till then. Good night,Dorothy–see in in the Morning.

  4. CandleImageProverbs 31: 10-31
    A Wife of Noble Character
    This describes you Aunt Dottie.
    Verse 29 ” There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” Aunt Dottie you did and we are so grateful for giving so much of yourself to LOVE us. There is no doubt our Lord did not speak Well Done My Good And Faithful Servant. You will forever be in the hearts of all you showed love. We are going to miss you.
    We love you.

  5. CandleImageYou will be missed. Gone from us but still in our hearts.Thanks for all you did for my girls. We love you and will miss you. Rest in perfect peace our angel????

  6. Dottie and I were cousins .
    My dad Ervin Luter was her uncle.
    Although we hadn’t seen each other in many many years we reconnected on Facebook and she was an inspiration to me.
    So thankful we reconnected.

  7. Dottie was my cousin. Her uncle Ervin Luter was my dad. We hadn’t seen each other for many years but we reconnected on Facebook. She was a blessing to me and I am so thankful we reconnected!

  8. CandleImageDear Eddie my prayers are with you and your brother and Mary.just know that God is with you all and lots of friends and family to give u a lot of support.your mom was and is a beautiful person with a heart of gold and a wonderful blessed soul miss you Dottie.

  9. CandleImageEd my prayers are with you .she will be dearly missed a wonderfull soul she’s in heaven now with her true love God bless.

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