James Braxton Powell

James Braxton Powell

Passed: May 02, 2010


Powell, James Braxton, 65, of Chesterfield, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Emmett, Sr. and Wells Hill Powell. He is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years, Judy Scott Powell; beloved daughters, Christina P. Jenkins and husband Frank, Kendall P. Odorizzi and husband Greg; three grandchildren, Blake Thomas Jenkins, Jordan Alexandra Jenkins, and Sally Jane Odorizzi; brother, William Emmett Powell, Jr. and wife Roberta. Mr. Powell worked for the Commonwealth of Virginia for 41 years, most recently serving as State Treasurer as appointed by Governor Tim Kaine. Braxton received commendations from Governors Gerald Baliles, James Gilmore, and Mark Warner for his hard work and dedication to the Commonwealth. He was Vice President of the Southern Region of the National Association of State Treasurers. Braxton was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and an alumnus and avid fan of the Virginia Tech Hokies. Committed to the idea of public service, he served on various boards including the Virginia College Savings Plan, Virginia Housing Development Authority, and Virginia Port Authority. Pop, your sense of humor and love of life will be sorely missed by all of us lucky enough to call you colleague, friend, and family. The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Road (Rte. 10). A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 6600 Greenyard Road, Chesterfield. Interment is private. The family suggests donations to American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060.

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40 responses to James Braxton Powell

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  1. Whenever I describe Braxton to people it was always "He’s like the Grandpa everyone wants to have; caring, enthusiastic, genuine, funny, and wise." What a wonderful person to work for.

  2. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the Braxton family. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  3. My thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with you and yours. The loss of a loved one is never easy, but I pray that your family will be healed and that you will dwell on the cherishable moments with the father, husband, and grandfather that you once had.
    Leticia Jones

  4. Reiko S. Liu says:

    So sorry to hear Braxton’s passing…He will be living in our heart for a long time.

  5. Doug Morgan says:

    Hi Judy,
    Doug Morgan here. I was HR director during Braxton’s 3 years as Treasurer. He and Bob were 2 of the best bosses I have ever had. He always seemed to be in a good mood, even when he was mad at me. I am so sorry this happened so quickly. I know you will miss him so much. Take care and I hope you think of all the good times.


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