Zonda Lanell Powell

  • Born: February 14, 1944
  • Died: August 18, 2020
  • Location: Goose Creek, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Northwoods Chapel

2180 Greenridge Road
North Charleston, SC 29406

Tel. (843) 572.2339

Tribute & Message From The Family


Zonda Lanell Powell, 76, of Goose Creek, SC, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Her Funeral Service will be held Friday, August 21, 2020 in the Cathedral of Praise, 3790 Ashley Phosphate Road at 2:00 pm. Interment to follow at Dorchester Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday one hour prior to the service in Cathedral of Praise. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods Chapel.

Zonda was born February 14, 1944 in Charleston, SC, daughter of the late William and Bertha Martin in Hemingway, SC. She was a administrative assistant, a member of Cathedral of Praise and the Ladies Republican Party Member. She graduated from Murray High School in Charleston, SC and attended Trident Technical College and Charleston Southern University when it was known as Baptist College of Charleston, SC. She retired from Koch Industries as well as Cathedal of Praise, Charleston, SC.

She is survived by three sons, Sean Graham (Tracy) of Goose Creek, SC, Robert Powell of Charleston, SC and Charles Powell (Wendy) of North Charleston, SC; daughters: Jean Cooper (Steve) of Ladson, SC, Debbie McNeal of Charleston, SC, Lisa Powell Berenyi (Gary) of Goose Creek, SC; niece, Kimberly Martin; nephew, Melvin Urick; grandchildren: Christy Leggett (Kathy Burgett), Michele Bahm, Sean Cooper, Steven Cooper, Richard McNeal, Krikett McNeal, Ryley Ware, Charles Timothy (Ty) Powell IV, Joseph Powell, Katelyn Powell, Chase Graham, Chesney Graham; great-grandchildren: Haleigh Leggette, Blair Bahm, Ashton Bahm, Tes Cooper, Caroline Cooper, Sam Cooper, Thomas Cooper, Olivia Cooper, Savannah Cooper, Alana Cooper, Elijah McNeal, Alyssa McNeal, Lailah McNeal, Kyleigh McNeal, Emma McNeal.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Linda Martin; grandson, James McNeal and former husband, Charles Powell.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I was so sorry to hear of Zonda’s passing. I worked with Zonda at Koch and was better for knowing her. To her family, she was a wonderful person, may she rest In Peace.

Posted by Eric Bowen - Coworker   August 23, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of Zonda’s passing. I worked with Zonda at Koch and was better for knowing her. To her family, she was a wonderful person, may she rest In Peace.

Posted by Eric Bowen - Coworker   August 23, 2020

You entered my life when I was so lonely and angry. Zonda you brought me joy! I remember after many services we would be out front talking about our yorkies Annie and Ivie Joi as if they were children. The gave us happy times and uncondtional love. Like you gave me unconditional friendship.you will never be firgotten in my heart and mind. As we end our cinversstions Love you!

Posted by Tresia Frazier - Goose creek, SC - Friend   August 21, 2020

What a beautiful Celebration of Life Service!! Due to Covid 19, I watched the Cathedral livestream rather than attending in person. As Mike stated Zonda was truly a gift to us. From the video, the songs Zonda personally chose to be sung, Sean's remarks, and messages from the two ministers, it was a perfect send-off for Zonda!! (Sean, she would so proud of your remarks!!)

Posted by Barbara Wells - North Charleston, SC - Friend   August 21, 2020

So sorry to hear the news of Zonda's passing. Our sincere condolences to her immediate and extended family. I had the great opportunity to work with her for many years at Koch. She was such a pleasure to work with and always was smiling and upbeat. She was a great friend and a wonderful Christian lady. Will miss her calls and pleasant voice. May she be at peace in God's hands in her eternal life.

Posted by Rod Birdsall - Naples, FL - Friend   August 21, 2020

So sorry to hear about Zonda's passing. Such a sweet lady and wonderful neighbor - she will be missed!

Posted by John Davidoski - Charleston, SC - Friend   August 21, 2020

So blessed to have known this dear, sweet lady as a friend and co-worker. We are so thankful to have been able to visit with you prior to this crazy pandemic. We knew you were struggling at that time and are truly thankful you are breathing the freshest and cleanest air possible as you walk with Jesus your Savior. We won't say goodbye but rather we'll keep you in our hearts until we see each other again in heaven.

Bill & Ginger Walker

Posted by Bill Walker - Walterboro, SC - Friend   August 21, 2020

I did not know she pass away. She was a great friend and a great woman.

Posted by Steven Dunning - St. Stephen, SD - Friend   August 21, 2020

Zonda Mae, I am certainly going to miss all our adventures together! I delighted in being your cohort and knowing that my friend always had my back when something needed to be done or extra hands were needed. Your devotion in tirelessly serving others and meeting their needs in whatever the situation - from the mundane to celebrations, funerals, voter registration, home cooked meals, etc. You did it all, with such class and finesse! I love you my friend, and am so happy that you are partying with Jesus, free from all earthly constraints!

Posted by Carol Storey - N. Charleston, SC - Coworker   August 21, 2020

God bless

Posted by Bonnie Mcneal - North Charleston, SC - Family   August 20, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. She will be missed.

Posted by Barbara Doan - North Charleston, SC   August 20, 2020

Thank you for always loving so fiercely, being so encouraging, and being a light! Miss you already!

Posted by Tes Cooper - Summerville, SC - Family   August 20, 2020

I Love you so much aunt Zonda and I feel so blessed that I got to spend the time I did with you. You will always be in my heart..
Rest In Peace Angel.

Posted by Kimberly Martin - Goose Creek, SC - Family   August 20, 2020

I'm so sad to know my wonderful friend, Zonda, is longer with us, but I'm excited she is now with her Lord Jesus Christ and live for all eternity with her loved ones. I will meet her there one day. Zonda and I loved working together in the Meals Ministry for many years at Cathedral. When I had knee surgery (and in wheelchair for 3 months) she and her helpers brought me and my husband delicious meals for 3 months. I do appreciated It. I will miss visiting my sweet and loving friend.

Posted by Emily Martin - Mount Pleasant, SC - Friend   August 20, 2020

You will be missed by so many. I remember you from way back at Summerville Speedway. You where always so kind and always thought of others . I missed seeing you at church.

Posted by Barbara Guerry - Jamestown, SC - Friend   August 20, 2020

Thirty(30) years I worked with Zonda at Koppers and Koch. I maintained an office at her building. I must admit she was the sparkle in the building. Along with teaching me about company business she also brought smiles to the crowd. She will be remembered for her smiles, love, and God will have a special angle.

Posted by Ted Bowers - Charleston, SC - Friend   August 20, 2020

"ZM" & I were in classes tog @ MVHS she WAS A NUT!!!!! She Was a 'neat person"....to young to go!!!!

Posted by Janette Player Williamson (classmates) - Friend   August 20, 2020

I am so sorry about your (our) lose. Zonda was such a sweet, caring person and she will be missed. Her ministry has blessed and helped thousand of people and I feel I am not exaggerating. I so enjoyed working in the Marriage Ministry at church with her before I retired. Looking forward to seeing her again when my time comes. May God's blessings be upon all of you.
Love, Bob & Pat Wyatt

Posted by Bob Wyatt - North Charleston, SC - Coworker   August 20, 2020

Rest in peace sweet Zonda. You were one of the nicest people we have ever met.
You will be missed family and friends. Take those wings and fly and be free of pain.

Love you,

The Jolly's
Debbie, Val, Lil Val and Beau

Posted by The Jolly's Jolly - Ladson, SC - Family Friend   August 20, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Zonda's family. She was such a sweet lady and friend. She will be missed. May God protect and comfort her family. In Love,

Posted by Jeanie Edmonds - Friend   August 20, 2020

Such a sweet and caring person. Rest In Peace Zonda!

Posted by Jim Wise - MONCKS CORNER, SC - Friend   August 20, 2020

Zonda was a very good friend to our family. She was a woman who loved the Lord and had a positive impact on everyone who knew her. We miss her, but know she loves her new home in Heaven. See you soon dear friend.

Posted by Bill & Jane Hearn - Summerville, SC - Friend   August 20, 2020

As a Mother-in-Law, you couldn't ask for one Better than Zonda !!! As a Boss, at Summerville Speedway, she was a Whirlwind and Mediator with Charlie.. but as a Friend, She was Fantastic !!! She was Loved by many, and will be missed by All. Love You Zonda ! RIP !

Steve

Posted by Steve Cooper - Ladson, SC - Family   August 20, 2020

I.m so sorry to hear of mrs zonda she was an awsome lady.i.v known her since i used to work at cathedral of praise me and my brother allen we just loved her to pieces from the first time we met. My prayers are with the family. Heaven has the sweetest angel.

Posted by Ruthie Crenshaw - Moncks corner, SC - Friend   August 20, 2020

Lisa and Family

My heart hurts for you. Please know that y'all are in our thoughts and prayers

Blessings
Anne and J.L. Dennis, Cassie and Donnie

Posted by Anne Dennis - Goose Creek, SC - Friend   August 20, 2020

So sorry to hear Zonda has left us. Prayers for peace and comfort during this time of grief. One of the sweet precious souls that blessed me during some dark moments of my life. Rest In Peace, Dear Sister! By faith, we will meet again.

Posted by Pacita Whatley - NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - Friend   August 19, 2020

One of the sweetest people that I have ever known. She was a tireless worker for the Berkeley County GOP and her dedication served the party for many years.

Posted by Barbara Bates - Goose Creek, SC - Friend   August 19, 2020

As some people journey through life, they leave footprints of kindness and love, courage and compassion, joy and faith. The trail Zonda left will continue to inspire us.
All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Posted by Barbara Wells - North Charleston, SC - Friend   August 19, 2020

My sincere condolences to all the family. I worked for Zonda at Summerville Speedway. She was one of the kindest, sweetest spirit people I have ever known.

Posted by Jimmy Grimes - Jacksonville, FL - Friend   August 19, 2020


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