Brenda Joyce Powell

Brenda Joyce Powell, 77, was born July 29, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri. She passed away May 16, 2022 at her home.

Brenda was a beautiful, spitfire soul who loved everyone and never knew a stranger. She would talk to anyone who would listen. She loved her children, grandchildren and her dog more than anything else in this world. It was always the little things that meant the most to her and she would shed a tear over a simple, homemade gift. She loved watching her Chiefs and Royals, casinos, watching scary movies, working puzzles and her roses, especially yellow ones. She loved Harley motorcycles which is how she got her nickname of Grandma Harley and she loved Marilyn Monroe. She loved music and dancing around to it. She collected crosses, rosaries and roosters and had them everywhere around her home.

Brenda was preceded in death by her son, Robert W. Kaufman; her husband, John P. Powell Jr.; her parents, Orpha and Junior Simpson and Audrey Crawford; and her baby brother, Douglas Crawford.

Survivors include her children, Robin R. Lopez and her husband Jose Lopez, Mia M. Woods and her fiancé Alan Smith and Cynthia Justice and her husband Edward Justice. She had 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and seven brothers and sisters.

Brenda touched so many lives and will be deeply missed.

We have comfort knowing that she is reunited in death with her baby boy and they are dancing on the floors of heaven.  We will forever love and miss you mom!


Our Sincere Condolences

My family loved your Mamma very much. She was sunshine on a cloudy day. May God comfort you all at this time. I will miss her letters.
Ina Martino

Thoughts and Prayers with the family in these hard times. Me and Treasa had known Brenda for a little over 10yrs. and in that time we had grown to be some of her closest friends helping out one another when in need of whatever whether it be a mowing of her yard in return a nice cold glass of tea I would never ask of anymore than that cause that’s what neighbors are for. Our granddaughter had loved Brenda so dearly and saw her on a daily going to and from school and wandered where she was if she wasn’t passing by at the time that she should of been walking by. We will miss Brenda at the front gate almost every morning but know that she is standing in front of another gate now. We all love you Brenda and will miss your smiles.
Richard Stanley & Treasa Stewart, Next Door Neighbors

You meant the world to were always there treating me like your 5th kid! So many fond memories we love you to the moon and back!
Claude Spurlock