Shirley Ann Powell Gaines

Shirley Ann Powell Gaines
Shirley Ann Powell Gaines

Shirley Ann Powell Gaines, 66, of Amarillo, TX passed away on December 30, 2020.

Private family services will be held.

Shirley was born in Amarillo, TX on August 20, 1954, to Annetta Townsend and James Powell.

Shirley loved her family and friends with an agape love. If you called her in need, small or large, she was there without reservation.

Shirley was a loyal, fun, and loving person who thrived on keeping those in her presence laughing, full of joy, and shaking their heads over the humor that radiated from this beautiful soul. She was very solid in her faith and lived to make Heaven her eternal home. Her relationship with God was the most important and foremost in her life. She loved her church, Pentecostal Temple, and the leader, Pastor and Lady E.B. Demerson.

In our early adulthood, there were many happy events in our life. We celebrated our lives nearly every day. She was a wonderful cook; she could cook anything. We thank God for the time we shared as a family. We are going to miss her dearly.

Shirley will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband; mother, Annetta Haynes; sisters, Mattie Helen Hughes, and Pamela S. Haynes; and brothers, David Earl Brown, and Kenneth Ray Townsend.

Survivors include her sisters, Ventress Haynes Smith (Edward) of Federal Way, WA, Denetta Peters (Jimmy) of Tacoma, WA, and Perita Haynes of Amarillo, TX; and brother, Gary Brown, of Amarillo, TX.

6 Replies to “Shirley Ann Powell Gaines”

  1. Shirley Took me under her wing headlines to Memorial COGIC About seven years ago. I sat in front of her so I could hear her Joyful voice that filled the sanctuary. We talked some about the scripture, she encouraged me to play The tambourine ; which makes me smile even now. She taught me a lot of things about COGIC.
    I will miss most of all Will be her call to say “ I love you just wanted to hear your voice”
    The joy when we took in my convertible with the top down and singing at the top of our lungs and her swaying as we sang. With the wind blowing her hair and her smiling her great big smile.
    So one last time, until I see you again the song we sing to each other on the phone and whenever I visited your duplex or apartment.
    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine upon you and give you peace and give you peace and give you peace forever more.
    No better feeling than being told you are loved and knowing it’s true. Love you and I’ll see you again.

  2. My dear dear friend there will never be another you, Shirley Ann Powell Gaines. I will miss the early morning calls after prayer often just to say hey girl what u doing? We traveled all over Texas Northwest enjoying the Fellowship of the Saints and basking in the presence of The Lord. I’ll remember the ups n downs we experienced during our friendship, tears were shed n we had to encourage each other many times but God kept us thru it all. I loved being invited to ur table because I knew I was gonna eat good. I know ur happy now in the presence of The Lord in the land of No More, No More pain, No more sickness, No more trials, No More tears, No More storms of life. U fought a good fight my friend now take ur rest it’s well deserved. I miss u already so very much but I’m happy ur free now!!! Family I hope u took advantage of this Woman Of Gods knowledge n love. Shirley was uniquely made to bring joy to others n I will always remember her big heart.
    Wanda

  3. I will truly miss her, she has a beautiful soul beautiful heart so sweet and beautiful smile when I come in nightly to take care of her praying for the family

  4. I loved Sis. Shirley!!! She was a light on my pathway. I learned how to play Phase 10 by watching her, Sis. Booker, Sis. Lena and Sis. Daniel (Chicken). They were my squad and I was a lot younger than them all. Sis. Shirley and I had memories and stories…ones that when I forgot them, she’d candidly remind me. Sure gonna miss this jewel, but I’m so relieved that her suffering is complete and she’s healed in Glory. Prayers for her close friends and family members.

  5. My condolences to the family. I sure did love Shirley so much. She sure had a heart of gold and such a sweet soul. RIP my friend.

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