Powell, Dulcie Alicia
Birth: Wednesday, December 31, 1924 in Albert Town, Jamaica
Residence: Leonardtown, Maryland
Death: Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the age of 91
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Dulcie A. Powell, 91, of Leonardtown, MD, passed away May 15, 2016 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD. She was born December 31, 1924 in Albert Town, Jamaica to the late Sylvester Powell and Beryl Mae Segree Powell.
Dulcie earned her Master's degree in Botany from the University of Toronto. She was initially employed by the Institute of Jamaica, Hope Gardens. She wrote articles of information that are used by botanists worldwide today. She was employed as the Assistant Curator of Harvard Herbarium and the Smithsonian Institute of Natural History.
After many dedicated years, she retired from the Department of Agriculture, after a successful career as a botanist, introducing many forms of plant life to the United States. Her hobbies included creating many beautiful flower gardens. She was a meticulous craftsman and her gardens were works of art.
She had a great love and dedication for her church, which she helped to found and establish St. George Episcopal Church in Lakeland, FL. She made many exquisitely detailed banners and articles for the church. Her greatest love was for her family, whom she was very close with. She took her mother to visit family in Germany, Scotland and England.
Dulcie is survived by her siblings, Sylvia Binns of Ontario, Canada, Norma Kraushaar of Lexington Park, MD, and Randall Powell (Noreen) of Fort Lauderdale, FL; her nieces and nephews: Billy Kraushaar, Kurt Kraushaar, Nanja Rieman, Anne Harrison, Michael Harrison, Paul Harrison, John Harrison, David Powell, Nicole Azan, Ingram Powell, and Francis Powell. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her siblings, Ena Harrison and Preston Powell; and her niece, Desiree Powell.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated by Reverend Greg Syler on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at St. George's Episcopal Church, 19167 Poplar Hill Lane, Valley Lee, MD 20690. Interment will be celebrated at a later date St. George Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, 1250 Paige Place, Lady Lake, FL 32159.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. George's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 30, Valley Lee, MD 20692 and St. George Episcopal Church, 1250 Paige Place, Lady Lake, FL 32159. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD