Gloria Larson Powell

Gloria Larson Powell

January 08, 1941 ~ April 08, 2020

Gloria Larson Powell, 79, of Pinellas Park, Florida received her wings and crown peacefully at home with her family by her side on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. She was born to the late Fred and May Larson on January 8, 1941 in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
Gloria was a perfect homemaker, a remarkable cook, and baker. She was a prayer warrior, a texting queen, avid Tampa Bay Rays fan, and loved to fish.
Gloria will always be remembered for her infectious smile, selflessness, caring heart, joyous spirit, and unwavering love! Her greatest joy was her “Honey” and her family. She loved our family get together’s, and she knew without a doubt she was the love of our lives.
Gloria is survived by her loving husband, her honey, Richard “Dick” Powell. They celebrated 59 years of marriage on March 13, 2020.
She was a loving and devoted Mother and Mother-in-law to her 5 children and their spouses, Neva (Tom) Butler, Buddy (Kathy) Powell, Pamela (John) Wachtel, Cindy (Teddy) Nelson, and Matt (Edith) Powell. She was a proud and doting Nana and Grandma to her Fifteen Grandchildren, Twenty Great Grandchildren, and Two Great-Great Grandchildren, as well as many extended family members; A sweet Aunt Ya-Ya, Sister-in-Law, cousin, and friend.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to one of the following organizations, in Gloria’s memory; Moffitt Cancer Center, Suncoast Hospice, or Park Place Wesleyan Church.


Gail l Gates - Friend

April 14, 2020, 6:59 am

May Glorias love for her family and friends live forever in their hearts,she loved her family and she 5loved Jesus,now she is spending eternity in glory with him.She will be missed at gatherings and parties,but her memory will forever live in our hearts,i know i am a better person because of her .may she rest in Gods peace and glory!!!

  • Relationship: Friend

Pamela - Daughter

April 14, 2020, 7:01 am

Mom, where do I begin, you were not only my Mom but my Best friend. I could write a book on how special you are. You were definitely loved by so many people. When you walked in a room the whole room would light up because of your beautiful smile. I miss you so much. I know God wanted you home, but I know I’ll see you again. We love & miss you. Rest Easy Mom. Love Your Daughter, Pamela

  • Relationship: Daughter

Polly Fulford - Niece

April 14, 2020, 7:04 am

Words can’t describe how I feel.I think I’m still in shock.She was a wonderful person.She would do anything for you.If she could not do it she would try and get someone to do it.She always remembered your birthday.Always tried to send a gift.I never heard her talk bad about anyone.She and Dick were so kind to my mom when they were taking care of her.That made my mom happy two sisters together almost every day. She truly was a beautiful person inside and out. She will definitely be missed.She left us way too soon, But God saw her pain and struggles and took her home, now her family is complete in heaven, now we have to be strong for her so we will see all of the Larson loved ones.May God touch each and everyone of her children and their family’s and know that she is looking out for all of you. I pray that each day gets a little better for you all and the pain will not be unbearable .

  • Relationship: Niece

Matt powell - Son

April 14, 2020, 7:07 am

WWow! I wasn’t expecting to see this.. I love and miss you so much more than my mind can comprehend. I would’ve gave anything to trade places with you. I cannot wait to be with you again. I love you, Mom!

  • Relationship: Son

Carrie - Sister in Christ

April 14, 2020, 7:10 am

What a blessing Gloria was not only to myself, but to everyone she encountered. Not only did her kindness touch the lives of all she met, all she knew but this wonderful woman was a prayer warrior and encourager to so many via text messages and internet prayer groups. She was working for the Lord more than many even knew about. Her love and laughter for her family has forever touched my heart! I am so thankful that she got her wish and was surrounded by her children laughing, crying, praising, worshiping and remarrying the love of her life before she left this earth and entered the presence Of Our Lord and Savior. Heaven gained a beautiful soul. I am thankful for Jesus Gods grace that gives us a peaceful promise that we can be reunited again someday. Until then Gloria I will love, encourage and pray for your family. I am forever thankful and blessed for God having placed you in my life. Love Carrie

  • Relationship: Sister in Christ

CindyNelson - Daughter

April 14, 2020, 7:12 am

I was blessed to have this beautiful soul as my Momma for 49 years and she had the sweetest heart. She cared for everyone and her love never wavered. She left her forever imprint on everyone who she came in contact with. I love you, infinity ❤️❤️❤️ Rest in Paradise 😘

  • Relationship: Daughter

Kathy schmahl - Niece

April 14, 2020, 7:14 am

Love ❤️ u Aunt Gloria. I no this is where U ve always wanted to b Miss u. I no u ll b at the pearly gates. Waiting for us. To get there. 🤗🤗🤗🤗❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Relationship: Niece

Nicole Mayes - Great Niece

April 15, 2020, 5:27 am

Aunt Gloria was a beautiful woman with a beautiful soul. I know she always prayed for Hunter and I and she took her time to make Hunter chocolate chip cookies and that act of kindness meant so much to us. We will miss her dearly and pray for you all especially Uncle Dick. May God hold you all through this time and bring comfort to you all…Amen R.I.P Aunt Gloria love you Nikki and Hunter

  • Relationship: Great Niece

Robin Erskine - Neice

April 15, 2020, 6:50 am

I love u and I miss you so much my great aunt gloira!! I love her text me everyday in morning! Love always Robin

  • Relationship: Neice

Wendy Ragan - Sister in Christ

April 15, 2020, 6:56 am

I was blessed in knowing this precious woman through my friend Carrie Scheuer. I administer a small private group of Prayer Warriors. Every once in a while we will have one join that jumps right in and becomes very active. Carrie has been this way and then we were blessed once again by Gloria who did the same!!!! She jumped in and she prayed for everyone in need and never requested prayer for herself. I never had the pleasure of seeing that precious smile or being able to get a big hug but she sure did touch my heart!!!! I could see her heart by her words and her actions. Gloria loved, loved, loved her husband, her children and her entire family with everything in her. She was selfless and a true inspiration to us all!!!! I will forever remember and treasure her until the day she meets me at Heaven’s gate!!!!! Matt I know that you and Edith are the only ones who know who I am and please know that I am holding you, your dad and the entire family up in prayer!!!! We prayed for Gloria to come back home to be surrounded by her loved ones and to be able to rededicate her love and marriage to her honey. I praise God that he blessed her with what she wanted!!!!! Take comfort in knowing that she is in the arms of our Savior and she that she will be preparing for a place for you to join her some day!!!!! For now, oh what a beautiful Angel in Heaven you have watching over you!!!!!

  • Relationship: Sister in Christ

Kathy Powell - Daughter in law

April 18, 2020, 6:21 am

Words can’t express how much we miss you. I find myself picking up the phone to text you. You were at my house every morning for 35 years to have coffee with me. The empty chair is hard to see. You did so much for so many and we all feel the void in our hearts. We are at peace knowing your no longer suffering. But we still miss you a lot. Until we meet again, fly high ❤️❤️

  • Relationship: Daughter in law

Kevin Wachtel - Grandson

May 18, 2020, 10:57 pm

There are no words to describe how much we miss you. You were the most amazing grandmother I could have asked for. From your 3am phone calls checking to make sure I was up for work to your unbelieve patients you had with all your great grandkids. Chrissy, Kylie, adrianna, Kevin Jr and william will miss all the love that you showed them. We love you so much

  • Relationship: Grandson

Bret Trowell

May 19, 2020, 10:03 pm

Way to go Aunt Gloria finally got those wings. Though were are sad you went we take comfort we will see you on the other side

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