Rebecca Lee Powell of South Boston passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. She was born in Halifax County on June 17, 1940 and was 79 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Fred Powell and the late Rosalie Blanton Powell.

She was a member of First Baptist Church. She worked many dedicated years as a registered nurse at Halifax Regional Hospital.

Rebecca Lee Powell is survived by her sister-in-law, Brenda B. Powell; two nephews, Richard B. Powell of South Boston and Lewis D. Powell of South Boston; one niece, Elizabeth Retzlaff, of Timberlake, North Carolina; and a host of great and great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Fredric Powell.

A graveside service will be held Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Susan Davis officiating.

The family will receive friends Friday, one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home.

For memorials, consider First Baptist Church, 815 North Main St., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.