Sondra Powell

1943 ~ 2021

Sondra Ann Mackerell Powell (Sam, mom, grandma, and Samma) left this earthly life on November 16, 2021 resulting from injuries sustained in a motor-vehicle accident.

Sondra was born on September 3, 1943, blessing the lives of her loving parents Alvin (Mack) and Elma Mackerell. She married Joseph Neil Powell on July 30, 1964. She lived her life with such enthusiasm and excitement. She loved to shop, decorate for the holidays, and travel. She was famous for her holiday parties and her festive décor. There could never be enough decorations, or gnomes, all of it brought such a beautiful smile to hers and everyone else’s face, and that’s why she loved doing it. Most importantly, she absolutely loved and held her family closest to her heart. They meant the entire world to her. Her family will always hold on to the tender memory of her kisses on the cheek and telling them “I love you honey”. She had the most contagious laugh that would light up the room and she knew exactly what to say to make everyone’s day a little brighter. Her quick wit and sense of humor brought so much happiness and light to her family and everyone who knew her.

Sondra was the most beautiful soul inside and out who lived life to the fullest. She left a lasting impression on everyone she met, becoming an instant friend to all. Sondra was always thinking of others and was the most selfless person one could know. Even with her passing due to her being a donor the corneas of her beautiful blue eyes will bless two individuals.

She leaves behind a family that cherished and loved the countless memories with her. We are absolutely heartbroken, and she will forever be missed. We know she will always be by our side, our forever angel that one day we will be with again. She is survived by her loving family husband Neil; daughters Sonya (Bob) Wolford, Robin (Joe) Hancock, Gigi (Terry) Addison, grandchildren Austin Wolford, Jessica (Spencer) Shook, Nik (Jessica) Wolford, Jared (Peyton) Hancock, Quinton (Karlee) Addison, Colton (Jorden) Hancock, Jacob Hancock, Emily Addison; great grandchildren Jay, Bronx, Bodhi, Theo, Millie, Mila, and Jaxon, brother Richard (Christine) Mackerell, sister Denise (Steve) Tuckett.

We would like to thank the finest first responders and the newest member of our family Brody Davis who held her hand and gave her comfort and love as she transitioned to the caring arms of her parents in Heaven. We are forever grateful for their kindness. Brody said it best, always remember to hold your loved ones close and live every day without regrets. Although he only met Sondra briefly this is exactly how she lived every day.

We will be holding a celebration of life for Sondra at the beginning of the new year. If you wish to attend please email or if you wish to share memories of her. Details will be shared through email and via social media.


My heart aches for the loss and pain Sondra's family and friends are feeling. It's very evident how close you are and how deep your love is for each other. I'm praying comfort and peace surround you all. Brandi Luna

- Brandi Luna

Neal, we were shocked and saddened to hear about Sondra. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

- Bob & Yvonne Colclasure

Neil, so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.

- Clair Robinson Lewis

Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
I’m always here if you need anything my friend!

- Mark Canepa

Powell Family, So sorry for your loss. I offer condolences and prayers for you all.

- James Coles

OMG … Neil I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. Please except our heart felt condolences….she was a great lady.

- Gary McDaniel

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful mom. Sondra was truly one of the greatest influences in our lives with her love and devotion Neil, to her girls, grandkids, and sons in law. Her sense of style and grace inspired me and her adventurous spirit was contagious! Sincerest hugs and prayers of comfort at this difficult time.

- Tori Lima

So sorry for you loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to you Gigi, You’ve been such a wonderful friend. Love the Zdunich’s

- Jodie Zdunich

I am so sorry for your loss, Aunt Sondra was one of a kind. She will be missed by so many people! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

- Kelly richards

Neil and family we're so sorry for your loss.

- Steve Williams

Neil and Powell family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow as a result of this tragic event.
Sondra was a gift to this world. Her smile and sense of humor was infectious. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. We hope Sondra's memory will be with you and in your daily thoughts.
We love you all.
Jay&Pat Webb

- Jay & Pat Webb

My deepest sympathies to Neil, Sonya, Robin, Gigi and all of Sondras other beloved children and Grandchildren. I just saw this post on Facebook from Robin. I’m so sorry! How tragic to lose your sweet Wife and Mom at this time of year.

Your beautiful family is in my thoughts and prayers. 😇❤️🙏

- Wendy Jones

I spent many hours with your Mom boating parties and lots of shopping along with my sister susan. She excelled at glamor I understand her love of bling. she was lofts of fun and loved a great sale. We all feel your loss and will treasure the fond memories Love to all of you

- Lynda Peterson

I was heartbroken to hear this news. You have all been in my prayers.

- Kari Ann Stevens

My heart is breaking for your family. Of course I never met Sondra, but I felt her energy, spirit and laughter from those photos. You were blessed to have her as your own! My prayers are with all of you!

- Linda Brown-DEN FA

Dearest Powell family,

We are so saddened by the loss of your dear Sondra. She was so funny, kind and full of life.
We hope the good memories of her will sustain you in this hardest of times. Prayers for your family.

- Greg and Sharon McLaughlin

Our hearts go out to your family. Such a tragic loss for you all.

- Ishida Family

My heart hurts for this precious loss of life. May you and your family rest in our Heavenly Fathers arms of love.

- Peggy maneotis

There is Nothing more Heart Wrenching and Tragic than Losing someone SO Loved. Aunt Sondra will ALWAYS be remembered for her Sharp and Hysterical Wit, Her eternal Beauty of a Goddess and Her Kindness of a Saint. Her Distinguished Laughter can and will always be remembered. For all Aunt Sondra's family know that you Now have an Angel above. She will always be in your thoughts,your Hearts and deep in your souls. Much grief and saddness is with us all..this too shall pass with some time. The Ache of Loss will be Forever but so will the Beautiful Memories we all will Hold onto with the grasp so tight that No One will ever take them away. Our Love to Each and Every one of you.

- Kim And Michael

Neil & Hancock Family,

I was saddened to hear of the unexpected and sudden passing of your wife and mother/grandma. Please know that I am thinking of your family at this very difficult time.

Much love,

Clair Wadsworth (Austin’s Grandpa)

- Clair Wadsworth

Dear Family…
We wanted to reach out to you and send our condolences for the loss of your mother. I had the opportunity to meet her a half dozen times when she came to the fire station. She definitely lit up a room!!
Thinking of you and sending our love!
Ron and Becky Morris

- Ron Morris

We are so sorry for the family and friends of Sondra, she was a special person and we have been friends for many years, in school and in the Hot Rod Community. Sending our love to all. Linda and Neil