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Shirley Russell Powell

d. November 30, 2022


Shirley Russell Powell, of Bogue, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at her home.

Her memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 3rd, at Living Waters, Church of God of Prophecy in Bogue, officiated by Rev. Marvin Brisson Jr.

Shirley was born in Morehead City, North Carolina, to the late James and Daisy Russell. Growing up in Bogue, Shirley graduated from Swansboro High School and furthered her education, earning her Associate Degree in Cosmetology.

Always one to stay busy, Shirley retired from Cherry Point where she worked in the Commissary. During that time, she also worked faithfully at her church, Living Waters. Serving the Lord and her church provided abundant joy and fulfillment in her life. While she had many roles there, from Church Secretary and Treasurer, Sunday School Superintendent, assisting with fundraising events or sharing her creativity with the annual Christmas play, Shirley operated with a level of perfection, care and kindness, spreading the love of the Lord with everyone she met.

She is survived by her daughter, Debra Borchers and husband William of Bogue and Teresa Saranichole Spangler and husband Donald E. Spangler III of Taylorsville, NC; brothers, James Russell Jr. and David Wayne Russell; grandchildren, Lily Alaina Lynn Spangler, Danielle Mackenzie Brisson, Ethan David Brisson, Jared Borchers, Stephen Borchers, and Gabrielle Borchers; and great-granddaughter, Paisley Fansley-Brisson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Pansy Griggs; and grandson, Colton Alexander Brisson.

As an expression of sympathy, plants or flowers are welcome, or memorial donations may be made to Ebenezer Children’s Home, P.O.  Box 1434, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659, or a charity of one’s choice.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Living Waters Church of God of Prophecy

5388 North Carolina 24, Newport, NC 28570

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