Allison "Teaky" Powell passed away April 20, 2013 in Veterans Hospital. Born November 14, 1957 in Niagara Falls, he was the son of Jimmie Powell and the late Ruth (Sellers) Powell. He graduated from Trott High School. After high school, he enlisted in the Army from 1975 to 1979. He worked for Tulip Corp for many years until his illness in 2011.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Linda (McGriggs) Powell; five children, Bruce Powell, Allison (Nick) Powell-Warren, Tynesha (Trevor) Powell, Stephanie Powell and Teaky (Desiree) Powell; six grandchildren, Bruce Jr., Devonte, Trevor, Natalie, Havana and Nick Jr.; six step-children, Muffy, Terry, Tyrone, Ivory, Jermaine, Terrance and nine step-grandchildren; two sisters, Gwen (Ernie) Jackson (Buffalo, NY), Sheila Powell (Houston, TX); one brother, Darren Powell (Sanborn, NY); and a host of brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; a special friend, Alex Benitez. He was predeceased by his brothers, Alvin and Maurice Powell; sister, Pam West and grandson, LaVail Powell.
The family will be present on Friday from 6-8 PM at Mt. Erie Missionary Baptist Church, 1152 Fairfield Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 AM. Burial at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the WILLIAMSON FUNERAL HOME, 635 Main St.
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