Jeanne Sanders Powers

Funeral Services for Jeanne Sanders Powers, age 92, will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Visitation will be at 10:00 AM prior to the service at First Baptist Church, 2321 Avenue F in Bay City, Texas 77414. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, Texas.

Services will be officiated by Dr. Michael Zimmerman and the Rev. Richard DuBroc. Pallbearers are her grandsons, great grandsons, nephews, and great nephews: Jimmy L. Powers, III (Jay), Brad Baethe, Matthew Powers, Cash Hayes, W. C. Gibbs, Jr. (Bill), Charley Roitsch, W. C. Gibbs, III (Bick), and Tyler Woods. Honorary Pallbearers: William Joseph Albertson, Jr. (Bill), C.J. Roitsch and and Travis Gibbs.

Jeanne Powers was born February 6, 1927, in Rising Star, Texas, the daughter of Wiley B. Sanders and Billie Daniel Sanders. She went to her eternal home on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters — Louise Albertson, Barbara Gibbs and her husband of 50 years, Jimmy L. Powers, Sr. Jeanne lived in Bay City, Texas, since 1957. In April of 2018, she moved to Cambridge Square Retirement Community in Rosenberg to be closer to family.

Jeanne was a devout Christian, having accepted Christ at the age of 10 and was baptized by her grandfather, the Rev. W.D. Daniels, in Stanford, Texas. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, and an adoring grandmother and great grandmother (G.G.).

She is survived by her son, Jimmy L. Powers, Jr. and wife, Betty, of Jasper, Texas, and her daughter, Dr. Barbara Powers Baethe and husband, Frank, of Richmond, Texas. Grandchildren: Jimmy L. Powers, III (Jay) and wife, Kim; Dr. Amy Powers Woods and husband, Dustin; Brad Baethe and wife, Jennifer; Beth Baethe and Jon. Great grandchildren: Matthew Powers, Macy Powers, Tyler Woods, Payton Woods, Cash Hayes, and Riley Baethe; nieces and nephews including special niece and namesake, Jeanne Beth Gray of Bay City, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Texas Baptist Encampment, P.O. Box 1265, Palacios, TX 77465.

Condolence messages may be written for the Powers family at

Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX, 77471 (281)342-4671.

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