Edith Mae Powell

Edith Mae Robertson Powell, 83, of Goshen, Virginia passed away Saturday, June 17, 2023 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia.

She was born May 1, 1940 in Goshen, Virginia, the daughter of the late Wallace Steward Robertson and Allie Mae Ingram Robertson.

Edith was formerly employed as a seamstress, sewing machine operator, and homemaker.

She was a member of Bells Valley Worship Center, where she served as treasurer, and the Girl Scouts.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, shopping, and yard sales.

She is survived by her children: Linda Bethel and husband Dallas of Millboro, Sophia Shiplett of New Hope, Steward “Squeakie” Powell and wife Glenda of Staunton; grandchildren: Richard Bethel and wife Carrie, Kimberly Nieman and husband Jesse, Justin Stone; 12 great grandchildren; brother, Melvin Robertson of California; sisters: Martha Wilhelm of Buena Vista, Mildred Burke of Goshen; special family: Libby Morris, Sandy Campbell, Ronnie Campbell; and special friend, Dale Michael.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Clain “Hoot” Powell, Jr.; son-in-law, Pete Shiplett; and siblings: Steward Robertson, Mary Powell, Marvin Robertson, Marshall Robertson, Russell Robertson, JR Robertson.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at Bells Valley Worship Center with Pastor Claudette Wilcher officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dale Michael, Richard Bethel, Jesse Nieman, Ty Bethel, Vaden Lewis, Xavier Lewis, and Carrie Bethel.

The family will receive friends the night before from 6-7 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home.


  1. Debbie Harris

    Words can’t express the heartbreak this is. I Loved you Momma Edith you are now with Daddy “Hoot”. You will be missed. Fly High Straight into the arms of Jesus.

  2. Daisy Simmons

    So sorry to here this . Prayers for the family

  3. Emily Davis

    Miss Edith was always so sweet and so lovely, so kind to talk to -with such a wonderful and welcoming smile.

    I would like to offer my sincere condolences to everyone in Miss Edith’s life – to Kimberly, Xavier, and Miss Linda … to her entire family … and to all of her friends as well.

    I wish for peace and love in the hearts of you all during this time, and for all the times ahead as well.


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