Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 1, 2020.
MARGO LaVERNE POWELL
Margo LaVerne Powell, a life-long resident of Washington, DC, died unexpectedly at
her home on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
Margo was born in the District of Columbia on Sunday, October 2, 1949, to loving
parents who preceded her in death.
Margo and her mom, Thelma, affectionately called TL to all who knew Margo were soul
mates for life.
Margo was educated in the District of Columbia Public School System (K-12). She was
a proud graduate of Eastern Senior High School, Class of 1967, with honors. Margo
graduated from Howard University (HBCU) in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor of
Science in Accounting.
Margo took several "gap years" prior to her employment with Road Sprinkler Fitters UA
Local Union 669 for forty-plus years.
She and TL loved coming back to the mountain to preserve the family home in
Margo leaves to mourn and to celebrate her life, many beloved cousins, neighbors, and
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020 at the
Johnson Family Cemetery in Schuyler.
Viewing will begin at 12:30 p.m. before the service.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston