Jeanette Taylor (Osburn) Powell

August 19, 1930 ~ April 19, 2022 (age 91)


On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, God called home his faithful servant Jeanette Osburn Taylor Powell, age 91 of Hazlehurst, Ga. She was surrounded and dearly loved by her family. She was a lifetime resident of Jeff Davis County.


Jeanette was born August 19, 1930 the daughter of John and Mattie Osburn of Roper community. She was one of ten siblings. Preceding her in death are her childhood sweetheart and husband of many years Wiley Monroe Taylor of Hazlehurst and husband Jerry Powell of Lumber City. Also preceding are brothers, Horace Osburn, John Randall Osburn, Leo Osburn, Curtis Osburn, Wayne Osburn and sisters Christine Schell, Maude Dixon, twin Kathleen Lewis, Anera Harrell.


Survivors include her children Brenda (Bill) Wasmund, Jack Taylor (Kim), Carl Taylor (Rhonda), Dwayne Taylor (Shelia), all of Hazlehurst; Grandchildren include Paul Taylor (Beth) of Newnan Ga, Travis Taylor (Caity), Zachary Taylor (Caramie), Benji Taylor, Jordan (Tess) Taylor of Hazlehurst, Ryan (Kandiss) Taylor of Baxley, and Josh (Susan) of Raleigh NC; and 13 great-grandchildren.


Her passions in life were her family and church. Serving God and Family were a

Priority in her life. She was of the Christian faith and a member of Liberty Church of God in Bacon County. She loved the Church family and being a part of it. She was a wife, mother, Sunday School Teacher, Mentor, Advisor and Supporter. She was a home maker and provider, caring for all she contacted. She loved music and singing in the church choir. She never read music, but could free hand piano playing to any gospel song with a smile. She lived as an example of her faith and was focused on the salvation of the people she loved. Nothing pleased her more than a house full of family gathered for any occasion. She leaves behind a legacy to follow and a void that cannot be filled.


The family would like to extend an expression of gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and administration of the Jeff Davis Co Hospital and Hazlehurst Court Care and Rehab Center for their care and compassion. Also, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to our very special friend and loved niece Mary Lee McLoon for her comforting companionship and assistance.


Service will be held at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Handtown community on Friday, April 22. Viewing will begin at 2:00PM with service at 3:00 PM. Speakers will be Rev. Leon Guest, Bill Wasmund and Paul Taylor. A graveside service will follow in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery. All friends and family are invited to attend.


Active Pallbearers include six of her grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers are Members of Liberty Church of God of Bacon County.

The family can be contacted at 103 Taylor Road, Hazlehurst.


Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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