September 20, 1939 - April 14, 2020
Margaret Sanders Powe, 80, went to be with the Lord on April 14, 2020 from complications of COVID-19 at Baptist East Memorial Hospital in Memphis TN. Margaret grew up in Wendell, NC and attended local schools and Sullins College in Virginia. She became a stewardess for Eastern Airlines flying the New York City to Miami route. While working, she met and married an aspiring young physician, Ed Powe. They wed on December 15, 1962 and were happily married for 58 years. In Charlotte, NC they raised two children Hettie Powe Reule and Charles Powe. She lived life beautifully by loving Jesus, whom she made her Lord and Savior in 1974, and by loving others through her compassion and generosity. She sought to please Him. She was a wonderful example and mentor to women. She served others through leadership in Bible Study Fellowship, community involvement and service in her local church. She was active in Calvary Church and Forest Hills Presbyterian Church while in Charlotte. Margaret and Ed retired to Grandfather Golf and Country Club in Linville, NC. Margaret stayed busy serving the Grandfather Home for Children, the local YMCA, and Banner Elk Christian Fellowship. She loved to spin and hike the Blue Ridge mountains. Her home was an elegant showcase and her yards were gardens of beauty. While living in the mountains, she continued creating needlepoint works of art and bloomed into an extraordinary artist with her painting. She enjoyed taking Moses, her pug on walks on the golf course. Three years ago, Margaret and Ed moved to The Village at Germantown, a retirement community in Germantown, TN. Always making friends, Margaret quickly bonded with other residents and staff and became involved in many activities. She appreciated the care she received and truly enjoyed her life at The Village. Building relationships was Margaret’s trademark. So, Nana to her granddaughters became Nana Powe to their friends. She loved being part of these friendships, and they loved her fun and energetic spirit. She was also a loud and loving cheerleader for her children, nieces, and nephews. Margaret was passionate about her family, and we miss her dearly. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents Hettie and John Sanders of Wendell, NC. She is survived by her daughter Hettie Powe Reule and spouse Dean Reule of Tampa, FL, and son Charles E. Powe, III and spouse Lisa Powe of Germantown, TN. She leaves behind five gorgeous granddaughters who adored their Nana: Anne-Grace, Mary, and Emma Reule and Elizabeth and Margaret Powe. In Raleigh, NC, she leaves a beloved brother, John Sanders and spouse Penny Sanders, favorite sister, Emmy Woodall, niece, Elise Massey and spouse Tom Massey, nephew, John Sanders and spouse Martha Sanders, niece, Chandler Norman and spouse Dr. Matt Norman, and nephew Dr. Dean Woodall. She blessed us with love and family. The family will be hosting a celebration of her life later this year. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Cypress Point Church in Tampa, FL or The Grandfather Home for Children in Banner Elk, NC. “Blessed is the one who endures trials because when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life that God promises to those that love Him” James 1:12.
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