Martha Dell Powell

April 23, 1937 - January 8, 2021

Martha Dell Powell, 83, of Nederland, died Friday, January 8, 2021, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. She was born April 23, 1937, in Port Neches, to Adelle Garrison Block and Martin Edison Block. Martha enjoyed watching Hallmark movies and to go shopping but most of all, she loved the time she spent with her family.

Survivors include her children, Tracye Holliday and husband, Randy, of Groves; Wes Powell, of Houston; and Charles Louis Powell, Jr. and wife, Crystal, of Port Neches; grandchildren, Emma Powell and Chris Venable; numerous nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law, Beverly Block and Delores Block.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Adelle and Martin Block; son, Scott Edison Powell; and brothers, Martin Block, Jr.; Ferris Block; James Block; and John Block.

A gathering of Ms. Powell’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Southeast Texas Food Bank, 3845 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway, Beaumont, Texas 77705; or to the Salvation Army, 2361 IH-10 East, Beaumont, Texas 77703.

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Tammy Price

I love y’all!! So sorry!!

Larry Ponder

God's blessing and comfort during this difficult time. Love and prayers

Vicki Powell

I loved Aunt Martha. I smile every time I think of the times we would run into each other shopping. ❤️

Doris Webb

Martha was a sweetheart. I graduated with her in 1955 from PNG.

Renee Block

Loved my Aunt Martha’s laugh and her love of family. She will be missed.

Gwen Davis

Condolences to Crystal and your family. Love Gwen

Debbie Louvier-Gontarek

Our sincere condolences to you Crystal and your family. Love Debbie & Jeff

Deb Louvier

I am so sorry for your lost Crystal and Chuck. We are praying for your comfort. Love Deb


My heart goes out to you Wes, I am keeping both you and your family in my prayers. Praying for The Peace of God to overshadow all who love & care for your mom.

Doyle W Morse Jr

My Prayers Extended to You ( Wes ) and your Family. I remember meeting your Mom when we first became friends in 2007. She was such a nice lady and then getting to see her several times down through the years. Such a kind and wonderful lady. Heaven had gained yet another Angel. May God provide you Strength and Comfort during this Time.

Wes C Powell

Thank you Doyle! My Mom always enjoyed seeing you.

Wes C Powell

Thank you Renee! Mom was always asking about the "Houston Blocks!" lol....She loved you guys....

Wes C Powell

Thanks Vicki! Even when out in a wheelchair, she loved to shop! She would tire me out with her desire to keep shopping.... :)

Wes C Powell

Ty Larry! Appreciate your sentiments.

Wes C Powell

Ty Tammy! Love you!

Wes C Powell

Ty Chris! Deeply appreciate your prayers and thoughts.

Wes C Powell

Ty Doris for your thoughts and comment. Deeply appreciated.

Wes C Powell

Ty Debbie and Jeff.

Wes C Powell

Ty Deb.

Cindy Block

Dear Wes & Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers, and I I wish peace and comfort to you during this difficult time. I feel fortunate to have met Martha and share time together with her and your family. She was a joy, very smart and funny. These traits can also be found in you and other relatives I have met over the years. She lives on in you. With kindest regards and my love, Cindy Block