Marva Jean Powell was born on August 27, 1947 in Hallettsville, Texas
to George Sr. and Alberta Powell. She was the tenth child of eleven.
She received christ at a young age. Marva graduated from Shiner High
School in Shiner, Texas.
She moved to San Diego, CA where she immediately enrolled in college
at San Diego City College where she studied electrical wiring. She was
employed at Dobb, Ceta and Rohr, Industries, where she worked in the
electrical wiring department and was employed for 18 years. Due to
sudden illness, she was forced to retire.
Marva married her late husband Minister Earnest Taylor where they
wed in 1973. The love and friendship they shared for 43 years was
unbreakable and was a blessing made from God.
Marva was a faithful member of the Community Missionary Baptist
Church. She joined in the 70’s under the leadership of the late Pastor
Charles E. Gayton and also served under the leadership of Pastor
Stephen E. McIntosh. She was an usher, a member of the pastors aid,
deacon wives and she loved Sunday School.
She was a child of God, a great wife, sister, mother and friend, she
always kept a beautiful smile on her face, and she loved helping others,
taking them to the store or just helping wherever she could. And she
always kept her bible near studying the word.
Marva loved watching sports, her favorite teams were the Chargers and
the Padres. She was their number one fan.
She was preceded in death her parents, husband, son Dewayne Taylor,
three sisters Dorothy, Etta and Joyce; five brothers, Hilton, George,
Milton, Tommy and Bobby.
Leaving behind to cherish her memories- daughters Kristina Batten
(Eddie), Nikki Taylor, Marita Taylor of San Diego, CA; sons Todd Taylor
(Barbara) of Mississippi, and Kirk Taylor, of San Diego, CA; Brothers
Tyrone Powell of Los Angeles, Alvin Powell (Lula) of San Antonio, TX;
grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of
A walk-through viewing will be held Sunday, May 9, 2021 from 3pm-5pm at Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary. Services on Tuesday are at 12 Noon in the Chapel (by Invitation of the family) Burial to follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery
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