TISHOMINGO, MS – Jeffrey Powell, 44, died Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, MS.
Jeffrey was a networker and dreamer. In his position as Educational Technology Specialist, he created his own niche in connecting all offices in a technology initiative to help Northeast Mississippi Community College become an Apple Distinguished School and a Top 10 Digital College.
Jeffrey was recognized for the Olan E. Ray Leadership and Innovation award for his work in furthering technology in Mississippi Community Colleges. As an Apple Distinguished Educator, Class of 2013, Jeffrey loved pushing the boundaries of what was possible in education and always promoted the student-first mentality. His work with Career Development Academy, an after school program, helped to guide young minds to better themselves in academics. Jeffrey’s leadership and drive helped a team of students win the first in web design, third in spirit and sportsmanship and ninth overall in the BEST Robotics competition last year.
Jeffrey was also on the Executive Board for the northeast district and the Booneville Board for Boys and Girls Club. He was a member of Carter’s Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Tishomingo, MS.
Graveside services will be Friday, June 26, 12 p.m. at Carter’s Branch Cemetery, Tishomingo, MS with Rev. Tyrone Southward officiating. Burial will be in Carter’s Branch Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS will be in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his parents – John and Gernice Powell, Tishomingo, MS and one brother – Allen Powell.
Pallbearers will be Marcus Robinson, Tyrone Southward, Byron Southward, George Powell and Doug Nunley.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 25, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS and Friday, June 26, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Carter’s Branch Cemetery.