Ashlee Marie Powelka

January 14, 1982 - March 1, 2002

01/14/1982 - 03/01/2002

Past Services

Monday March 04, 2002
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Tuesday March 05, 2002
2:00 pm
Virginia Beach Free Will Baptist Church
210 S. Witchduck Road
Virginia Beach, VA

Ashlee Marie Powelka
NORFOLK — Ashlee M. Powelka, 20, of the 1800 block of Garfield Drive, went home to be with our Lord March 1, 2002. She was born in Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 14, 1982. She graduated from Gateway Christian School, Virginia Beach in 2000. She was a sophomore at Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville, Tenn.

Her parents, John and Sheila Powelka and sister, Kimberley Powelka survive her, as well as her maternal grandmother, Elaine Bedhrend of Mechanicsville, Iowa and grandfather, Frank B. Green of Fort Myers, Fla.; and paternal grandparents, Leroy and Virginia Powelka of Maquoketa, Iowa.

A funeral will be held at Virginia Beach Free Will Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, at 2 p.m. Tuesday by Dr. J.D. Norris Jr. of Virginia Beach Free Will Baptist, the Rev. Terry Beck of Hyde Park Free Will Baptist Church of Norfolk and Dr. Tom Malone, president of Free Will Baptist College of Nashville, Tenn. Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, is in charge. Viewing will be Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a Missionary Scholarship fund at Free Will Baptist Bible College, 3606 W. End Ave., Nashville, TN 37205 or send to Virginia Beach Free Will Baptist Church, 210 S. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 and they will forward it to the college.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. “Popularity means nothing. Don’t conform to the world; stay close to God and he’ll never let you down.” The family would like to thank everyone for the loving kindness in their time of loss of their loving daughter.

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8 years ago

i’ve looked over and over all the pictures of the family, from when we were in australia, those you sent us over the years, and of the times we have spent together since. nothing can measure the depth of the loss you feel, and all those who were touched by ashlee.

without faith, we are nothing.

love, jacque

Charlie Harrell
8 years ago

John, Shelia, Kim and of course Ashlee who is watching us all. I can find no words and simply have decided as I am sure you have to trust God for the healing we all need. I love you Guys and look forward to seeing you soon on my return.

You are in my prayers

Charlie Harrell

Alisa St. Laurent
8 years ago

The Powelka Family are blessings from God above. The Lord has hand picked these people to shine an amazing light of His glory and reassurrance that death in itself is not a deprivation of life but a true embracing of what life really is. Death takes you out of this world and lays you like a new born babe into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. We should be rejoicing over Ashlee not mourning her passing. I will miss her very much even though I only knew her for a short time. She touched my heart in a special way and I will never forget her Love and Compassion for the things of Jesus Christ. She is watching over us from her mansion that the Lord has prepared for her and I know that she would want us to remember to always put Jesus first in our lives and not let the things of the world disguise themselves as being more beautiful or more rewarding than what lies in waiting with our Father. God Bless.

Love in Christ,

Alisa St. Laurent