Sheena Dae Yarbrough-Powell

November 22, 1996 - August 9, 2020

Sheena Dae Yarbrough-Powell, 23, of Beaumont Texas went to be with the Lord on August 9, 2020. She was born November 22, 1996 in Nederland, Texas to Mark & Sheila Yarbrough.

Sheena was a beautiful, sassy, spunky woman who brought so much joy, happiness, and craziness to her family. She is daughter #5 of 6 girls. From Sunday lunches to yearly vacations, the family bond has always remained strong. The late-night talks and occasional sleep overs were full of silliness, laughter, and lots of Blue Bell ice cream.

From karate chopping best friends in the throat to wrestling sisters to the ground over shoes, she showed her true competitive nature. She took pleasure in annihilating family and friends in board games, random dance-offs, and workouts. She had an innate ability to make others smile with her glowing personality and was an amazing, genuine woman. She had a love of clothes and often named them, accessorizing with bold lipstick and high heels, although it was never needed due to her classic natural beauty and her beautiful smile.

She had a passion for her Renewal family at Calvary Baptist Church, where life-long friendships were developed. Her love of Jesus was evident in how she lived her life and treated others. She had the ability to make anyone she met feel special, no one was a stranger with Sheena very long.

After becoming involved in Renewal and MTC, she met the love of her life,Tyler Powell. They had a powerful connection that everyone around them could see. They went on their first date in June of 2018 and from that moment on have been inseparable. One month into their relationship they knew this love was special and they began to talk about marriage and their future together. On January 17th, 2019 they got engaged at MTC Fitness where they first met, where Tyler asked her on their first date, and where they ultimately fell in love. The wedding planning process for many is very stressful but Sheena never failed to make it fun. The two were married on October 4th, 2019 in Beaumont, Texas. Their first dance was to “Take the World” by Johnnyswim. There was never a boring day of marriage with Sheena. She was fun, relentlessly loving, and basically a little energizer bunny. In their 10 months of marriage Sheena was able to provide a lifetime worth of memories for Tyler. Their marriage had very few disagreements and endless moments of goofiness and fun. It was truly a storybook kind of marriage.

She was often referred to as “Officer Hopps” by family, friends, and fellow officers. Her ambition was to make a difference in this world, starting with Beaumont, Texas. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice at Lamar University, she then entered the LIT Police Academy. Becoming a police officer gave her the ability to be that change in the community and to touch the lives of every individual she met.

As a daughter, she makes her parents proud. As a sister, she is part of a forever bond. As a wife, she is an adventure and a best friend. As a friend, she is a confidante. As a believer, she leads by example. As a police officer, she is a light in the dark. Sheena made an impact and did not leave this world unnoticed. 

Survivors include her husband Tyler Powell, of Beaumont, Texas; Daddy and Momma, Mark and Sheila Yarbrough of Lumberton, Texas; Her sisters, Jennifer Rae Corcio and her husband, Terry Corcio, of Yorktown, Virginia; Jessica Mae Jumonville and her husband, Chad Jumonville, of Lumberton, Texas; Samantha Fae Ferrell of Lumberton, Texas;  Sarah Kae Shelton and her husband, John Shelton, of Dallas, Texas; Madison Jae Yarbrough, of Lumberton, Texas; Grandma, Dorothy Yarbrough of Fred, Texas; Parents in-law, Rick and Deidre Powell of Vidor, Texas; In-laws,  Kody and Lindsey Powell of Pearland, Texas; Austin and Cinderella Powell of Vidor, Texas; Dustin Smith of Nederland, Texas; Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nephews, Nieces, and so many, many close Family Friends.

She was preceded in death by her Grandparents, Russell Yarbrough of Fred, Texas; Judy & James Worthy of Nederland, Texas; Paul Cooper of Knoxville, Tennessee; Her cousin, Joshua Yarbrough of Colmesneil, Texas; and Her Uncle, James “Bubba” Worthy Jr. of Nederland, Texas.  

The funeral service to honor the life of Beaumont Police Officer Sheena Yarbrough-Powell will be Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, located at 3650 Dowlen Road in Beaumont. Officer Yarbrough-Powell’s arrangements are under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary.

Due to COVID-19 considerations, seating is limited to family, church family, and police family. The general public is strongly encouraged to show their support by lining the escort route detailed below and by viewing the service via live stream on one of the following links:

Saturday morning, Officer Yarbrough-Powell will be given a police escort from Broussard’s on McFaddin to Calvary Baptist Church. The escort will leave Broussard’s at 8:45 a.m. following the map below and arrive at Calvary at 9:30 a.m.

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Memorial contributions for Sheena may be made to Beaumont Police Benefit Association, P.O. Box 22722, Beaumont, Texas 77720.




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Debbie Brown

Mark and shelia and family, My heart is so heavy for your family. No words. My husband and I send our deepest heart felt sympathy.. Debbie Holt Brown

Connie Beaumont

Dear Mark, Sheila & family, Jim and I were so sadden to hear about the loss of your beautiful daughter Sheena. She was so adorable, a lot of fun and we will miss seeing her. A young life just getting started and taken too soon. Please know we are praying for our family. We love you all. Jim & Connie

Jeff & Kristen Hancock

Praying so hard right now for all of the broken hearts - her family & the Blue family. Sheena was a beautiful young lady, gone way too soon. She definitely made a difference in this world, and I know she will continue to be a protector of all of her loved ones from her forever home. Sending all of our love to you.

Arlene Zang

Praying for you and your family to weather the tough days ahead. Keep those precious memories alive and hold each other close. Arlene, Zang. mother of a Captain Robin Broxterman LODD 04/04/08.

Jeff Chavez

John and Sheila, I can't imagine what it is like, to lose one of your children. I know your faith will stand you well. God needed another angel. May the Lord give you comfort and closure in the time ahead.

Ofc. Knowles PAPD

Rest in peace... may God be with your family, friends and department through these hard times. Rest easy, We will hold the line from here.

Barbara Smith

My heart is broken for the Powell family. There are no words to make this tragedy easier but my prayers go out to all of you.

Greig and Jan Woddail

It's hard to put into words all that I'm feeling right now. I'm so very sorry. Such a precious young lady. My heartfelt prayers and those of our entire Sunday school class are with you. We will all continue to pray for peace for you and Mark and entire family., as well as officer Fells and the Blue Family. I know God is surely watching over Sheena in Heaven and she is looking down upon us. We will be following up on y'all over a period of time. RIP Sheena.❤️

Jeffrey L Gotcher

My heart is broken right now for you, my friend. I know we didn't speak as often as I had hoped after college, but I hope you know that I have and will continue to miss you. I know that one day we will see each other again in Heaven and we will laugh like we did while walking between classes at Lamar! I wish I had words of comfort for your family, but the words I want to say to your husband and family escape me because I too am in pain from the loss of such a great, wonderful, and abundantly happy person. I will miss you, but I cannot (and will not) say goodbye. I will, however, say, "Until we meet again, my friend!" Always your friend, Jeff

Deanna Parks

Thank you halp people in Beaumont TX

LT Peter "Doc" Wight (retired) WTNFD

"Rest easy; sleep well Officer Yarbrough-Powell, Know the line has held, your job is done, Rest easy, sleep well, Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held, Peace, peace, and farewell..."

Melissa Gail Kirksey

So very sorry for your loss. God hold this family in your arms at this difficult time

Jill G. Herring

My prayers are with the Powell & Yarbrough families. May God bless you and keep you, may He give you comfort and strength.

Angelique Goode

Mrs Shelia and family, I am so heartbroken for you guys! I know Marshall and Mariah thought so much of Shenna! Marshall loved having her in his group at church camp! I pray you feel Gods hand on you during this very difficult time. She was a true light in this world! Y’all have really been on our hearts and we are truly sorry for this loss. She was blessed to have you both as parents! Bless you all! Hug Madison for me!

Alan Young

Did not know her but my heart is broken for such a young life taken senselessly, the family will be in my prayers and thank you for your service

Chuck and Ethel Prater

We did not personally know Sheena however was honored to be at the ceremony Jan.2019 at the Event Centre. We have a very special young man who was inducted to, Bmt. Police Dept as was Sheena.. Her family was so proud of her And she wanted to serve and make a difference to the citizens. May God grant you strength now and the time ahead. Our sincere sympathy and prayers.

Shawn Die

John and Shelia Sorry for your loss praying for your family

Candy Mathis Hollis

Officer Powell - thank you for you service to the Beaumont Police Department.

Gregory Rice

Fly high young lady! Our God, who is always good, had bigger plans for you - plans those left behind my not understand now but, eventually, will be revealed to them. Thank you for your service, godspeed, and may your rest peacefully in the arms of our lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

Dub and Mary Brewton

Shelia and Mark, I know your heart is breaking for the loss of your precious Sheena. May the peace that only God can give to grieving hearts be felt at this tragic time. My heart breaks, as a mother, for your loss Shelia. It just not be that we have to give up a child. There are no comforting words except to say that God has a plan for her. God bless you and keep you and may his light shine upon you. We love you and will keep you in our prayers. Your friends, Dub and Mary Brewton.

Sherrell Young

Sam, thinking of you and your family, during this difficult time.

Wayne and Sandra Earnheart

Mark and Sheila we are so sorry for your loss of your beautiful daughter, Sheena. We pray that God will comfort you and your family at this most difficult time. May God bless you and give you strength. Our prayers are with her husband and all your family. Love y’all.

Jennifer Davidson

My heart is so heartbroken for you all. As a mother you should never have to lose you child, as a sister I know that no one knows your true self like a sibling,as a wife I can't imagine the pain of losing the love I found, as an Aunt, I wish my nephews had more time with her, and as someone who got to watch her grow up, I will truly miss her smile. We love you all and are praying for you all.

Debra Williams

Prayers of comfort and healing. My heart hurting with today. Know that God will see your through!

Eric and Raelynn Earnheart

Mark and Sheila, our hearts break for your loss. We will continue to pray for your family. We send our love and prayers to you, your family, and the Powell family.

Emily Everett Allen

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God grant you peace. Thank you Sheena for your service. May you rest in peace in the arms of our Lord and savior.

Jo Ane and Dan Gholson

Our condolences to her family at this most difficult time. May they find strength through Jesus Christ and know that Sheena is watching you from above. Rest in peace your lady, your job is done and now you can rest forever.. God bless

Angela Carter Theis

John and Sheila and family May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. My prayers are with all of you.

Tina Perricone Clark

Mark & Sheila and girls, my heart breaks for yall, the pain you are experiencing to lose Sheena. I was there for the processional and it was such a testimony to the special person she is. Her life is a testimony also of the loving family you all are and what you taught her. Know that you will be with her again one day and many people lifting you up in prayer, may God carry you during this difficult time.

Becky & Rodney Ames

What a loss and our condolences are with the family. One of Beaumont’s best and we were pleased to have attended Officer Yarbrough-Powell swearing in ceremony.

Martin Grant

My name is Martin and, although I didn’t know Sheena or her family personally, please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one. The Bible can offer great comfort in these difficult times. When Jesus was on earth he spoke about a wonderful time when we will see our dead loved ones again. This promise can be found at John 5:28,29. I hope you find comfort in these words. If you would like to learn more about the resurrection or the condition of the dead, please visit Once again I am so sorry for your loss. I would love to hear from her Husband! Martin Grant Paris, France