Margaret "Dixie" Powell

March 27, 1962 - May 26, 2023
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Margaret "Dixie" Powell age 61 a resident of Washington, NC passed away at ECU Health Beaufort Hospital on Friday May 26, 2023.

The family is having a private Celebration of Life service at a later date.

Dixie was born on March 27, 1962 in Laurinburg, NC the daughter of the late James Leroy Bunch and Lillian "Robin" Estelle Bunch who survives.

Her passion was being a hairstylist. She worked at Ridgewood Manor and River Trace Nursing Home for many years. Dixie loved going to those facilities and spending time with the residents fixing their hair and making them look beautiful. She loved shopping and painting and was known to often change the colors in her home.

She is survived by a daughter: Brittany Daughton and wife Sierra of Washington, NC; a son: Jamie Powell and wife Carly Underwood of Washington, NC; mother: Lillian E. Bunch of Washington, NC; three grandchildren: CJ Alligood, Gavin Alligood, Drake Alligood, two brothers: Roy Bunch and wife Leah of Bath, NC; Chris Bunch of Bath, NC; sister Robin "Starr" Ventura and husband Jose' of Blounts Creek, NC; special nephew: John Kyle Rouse who was there often taking care of her, several nieces, nephews and her special dogs: Dipper and Max. Along with her father she was preceded in death by her husband: Terry Lee Powell.

Dixie’s illness has been a long, complicated, and expensive battle. In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations to help defray the costs that her illness has created and may be made by CLICKING HERE

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to be assisting the Powell family.

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  • August 04, 2023
    patricia boyd says:
    I am just now learning of Dixie's pasing. My condolences to all whom loves her. may God comfort you in your sadness.

  • June 19, 2023
    Teressa and Wayne Parker says:
    We are so sorry to hear about Dixie's death. I remember her from school but Chris and Star I knew better. We are keeping your family in our prayers.

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  • June 05, 2023
    Debra Boyd says:
    Ms Bunch I'm so sorry 😞. What happened? I just told a friend I wanted to go see you. I think of you of you often

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  • June 02, 2023
    Katie Boyd says:
    To all the family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I loved Dixie dearly. She will be missed. Now she suffers no more. RIP my friend.

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  • June 02, 2023
    Deana says:
    You were a major part of my life for as long as I can remember. Your daughter and I grew up as sisters and you never treated me any less than your daughter. I will forever cherish the memories. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • June 02, 2023
    Kelli Bader says:
    Chris and Roy, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

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  • May 29, 2023
    Debbie and Kaitlyn Conner says:
    My prayers go out to the family , So sorry for your loss , I was so devastated when I heard about what happened ! Taking to soon , God needed you more , You will truly be missed , I thank God for memories !!! You have your wings now sweetie so go fly high up on the mountain .. RIP my friend 🙏🏻

  • May 29, 2023
    Debbie and Kaitlyn Conner says:
    I was so devastated when I heard about my friend Dixie ! You will truly be missed ! Taking to soon , God needed you home , Sweetie you have your wings go fly high on the Mountain . You will never be forgotten ! I have so many memories of us ! You’re in God’ hands no more pain no more suffering .. I know that you are with your daddy !! RIP ( I know that you’re in peace )

  • May 29, 2023
    Debbie Conner says:
    I’m so sorry for your lost , Dixie was a beautiful person , I was really devastated when I heard about what happened … My Prayers go to the family . Dixie sweetie you have your wings now , No more pain or suffering . You Will Truly Be Missed !!!! RIP

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    Bobbie Rossetti says:
    My prayers go out to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. So shocked to hear of you leaving us. Gone way too soon but will never be forgotten. I have alot of memories with you. We had some good times. RIP MY FRIEND

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