Brandon Dean Powell

     Brandon Dean Powell, 37, of Goshen, Virginia passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 15, 2022 at his home.

He was born October 31, 1984 in Staunton, Virginia, the son of Linda Hazelwood Powell and the late Marvin Hunter Powell, Jr.

Brandon was employed as a chef for The Palms in Lexington and formerly was a chef for Mary Baldwin College.

He was an honor graduate of Bath County High School and earned an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts and Management at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College.
Brandon will be missed for his smile, kind heart, and his love of the Lord and people.  He never met a stranger, and was an excellent cook.  His friends will miss his good food.  Brandon enjoyed sports and played tee-ball, baseball, basketball, football, and wrestled in high school.  He was a devoted fan of the Steelers, Atlanta Braves, and Metallica.

Brandon is survived by his mother; sisters: Miranda “Randa” Landrum and husband Scott, Melissa Hazelwood; great nephew and “His Little Buddy”, George Landrum; uncle, Randol Powell; aunt, Robin Powell; great uncle, Sonny Wilhelm; cousins: Dustin Powell, Justin Powell, Autumn Powell; good friends: Tonya Bryant, Eddie Bryant, Beulah Bryant, Amanda Bryant, David Lipscomb, Patti Johnson, Shane Spicer; as well as all his friends at the Hope Center Ministries where he was a chef.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents: Ellen P. Floyd and husband Bernard, Florence and Marvin H. Powell, Sr., Charles F. Hazelwood; and his aunts and uncles: George F. and Hazel Hazelwood, Larry D. Hazelwood, and Gary and Cathy Powell.

A memorial service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2022 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Reese officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made in lieu of flowers to the Goshen Fire and Rescue Squad or Hope Center Ministries, 6871 Irisburg Roads, Axton, VA 24054.

Fly high Brandon, you deserve it!


  1. Micki Andrus

    Linda, I wish I was there to help you through this. I have you in my thoughts and my prayers. I love you. Michele

  2. Donna Beverley

    Brandon you will be surely missed your heart is as big as your smile i liked you from the moment I met you I always called you a boy but you was a good are resting in GODS ARMS NOW ..ACCEPTING JESUS IN YOUR HEART WAS THE BEST THING YOU EVER DID

  3. Lynda Weingartz

    I am so very sorry to hear this.So young.My deepest condolences to family and friends.Rest now in the arms of Jesus.Lots of prayers being sent .

  4. John Quinlan

    I only knew Brandon for several months when he was cooking at Hope Center Ministry recently. He sure was an easy person to appreciate just by his kindness and friendliness. He had a genuine faith in the Lord Jesus. He really put his heart into serving up some great food for the residents of Hope Center. He sure loved Linda with all his heart. Branson will be missed greatly, but so thankful He had placed his trust in Jesus Christ.
    God bless you Linda and family.


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