April 1, 1949 - April 9, 2021
Vivian Delores Powell was born on April 1, 1949 in Baltimore, MD to the late Melvin Thomas Powell and Evelyn Mae Powell. She went home to be with the Lord on April 10, 2021. She received her education from Baltimore City Public Schools: Druid Hill Elementary School #137, William H. Lemmel Junior High School and Frederick Douglas High School. She later received her GED in 1983. Throughout Vivian’s life she worked at Budget Cleaning Services, Artesian Pool Factory and Department of Aging until she took ill. Nip had a love for dancing and music. She enjoyed listening to her “Oldies but Goodies.” Her favorite rapper was Nelly and her two favorite singers were Lisa Stanfield “Been Around the world”, and Anita Ward - “Ring My Bell.” She also enjoyed sitting Indian style while watching her favorite television programs from “I Love Lucy to Love and Hip Hop, and of course Saints and Sinners.” Nip was also an amazing seamstress. She was good at making alterations such as changing the buttons and lining on her favorite trench coat. She loved fast food but definitely enjoyed cooking a home cooked meal on Sundays. The aroma of fried chicken, rice and gravy and collard greens would fill the block. Nip would open her home to anyone who needed a place to lay their head. Most of all Nip loved the Lord. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized May 1983 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. Whenever someone would come through Parkwood they knew to look up and they would find Nip looking out her window. Nip was an active member of the community group called Odd but Together Social Club. From Parkwood to Genesis Multi Medical Nursing Facility, Nip left a lasting impression on everyone she met. Nip adored her grandkids and they held a special place in her heart Preceding her in death: Sister, Bernice Courts. She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Desiree Kellam and Shanae Powell, two grandchildren, Jasmin Tucker and Christopher Jeter Jr., one sister, Brenda Bell, one brother-in-law, Lawrence Courts, two nephews, Marvin Neeley and Charles Bell Jr, two great nephews Marvin Neeley Jr. and Nickolas Allen, two great nieces Lauryn Bell and Braylen Bell, one great-great niece Nova Neeley and one great-great nephew Kylan Neeley and a host of other relatives and friends.
Vivian Delores Powell was born on April 1, 1949 in Baltimore, MD to the late Melvin Thomas Powell and Evelyn Mae Powell. She went home to be with the Lord on April 10, 2021. She received her education from Baltimore City Public Schools: Druid... View Obituary & Service Information
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