May 30, 1953 ~ May 7, 2022

Born in: Indianapolis, Indiana
Resided in: Indianapolis, Indiana

If you are unable to attend his service, you may join virtually by clicking HERE.

JEROME THEODORE POWELL SR, was born the son of Otho Robert Powell and Izola Powell-Crosswright on May 30, 1953, in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He grew up in Odessa, Texas and Hobbs, New Mexico.  Growing up, he was a quiet child and liked doing the normal things little boys do with his older brothers.  He was baptized into the Christian faith over 40 years ago and he held firm to his belief in the one true, all powerful God.

JEROME believed everyone should have a higher education and it didn’t always mean traditional college.  After leaving high school, he independently made the life-changing decision to enroll in the Gary Job Corp vocational training program in San Marcos, Texas where he received both his GED and plumbing certification. He served his country in active duty in the United States Army from 1973 to 1979, where he received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and training in Wheel Vehicle Mechanics.  He continued to take advantage of training opportunities, also earning his forklift mechanic certification.  He worked for Allis-Chalmers, General Motors and Ford Motor Company as a master mechanic.  He retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 years of service in the automotive industry.

JEROME had a vivid sense of humor and when he laughed it came from his gut.  He often cracked himself up and whoever else was around too!  He could rhyme anything he said to drive home a point and that skill made the many stories and lessons he shared stick.  You could count on him to give it to you straight because that was the only language he spoke.  Family was important to him and he loved going from state-to-state visiting his family and friends. He was always there to give of himself and for years he was the official family mechanic.   Jerome loved to play dominoes and he rarely lost to anyone. He loved to fish, hunt and grill.  His smoked brisket should have been marketed. He was good at whatever he set his mind to do and he always finished what he started.

JEROME THEODORE POWELL SR departed this earthly life on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at the age of 68 years, 11 months and 7 days.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Arlin Eugene Powell and a grandson Diamond Powell.  He leaves precious memories to his daughter Nikisha Stubbs; sons Jerome T. Powell Jr. and Anthony J. Powell; granddaughters Krystal Lynetee Lee, Faith Powell, Taikasar Powell, Nazyr Re Amaru Heru-El, Nai’ Aliyah Re Amunet Heru-El, Lexi Auset Heru-El and Le Toya Abila; grandsons Aaron Javon Williams, Jerome Powell III, Ariel El, Zivon Abila and a bonus grandson Damen Bonner Jr.; a great-granddaughter  Aliyah Powell; great-grandsons True Powell and Julian Powell; sisters Shelia Powell, Yvonne Milton, Barbara Johnson,  Helen Powell, Debra Crosswright and Karen Crosswright; a brother Eugene Crosswright Jr.; and a host of nieces and nephews including Reginald Smith and Chevas Bacon, who he embraced like sons; and a host of cousins and friends.

Funeral Service Broadcast: 18/05/2022 12:00 pm

Watch  Funeral  Service


Visitation: May 18, 2022 11:00 am - May 18, 2022 12:00 pm

Lavenia & Summers Home For Funerals
5811 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218

Funeral Service: May 18, 2022 12:00 pm

Lavenia & Summers Home For Funerals
5811 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218

Graveside Service: May 18, 2022 2:00 pm

Crown Hill Cemetery
700 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

View current weather.

Tribute Video

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline
  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
  • Hidden
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


  1. Love you Uncle
    Always and forever my favorite uncle.. my boys will definitely appreciate the time you spent and love you showed them.💝 fly high

  2. Sending, my heartfelt love to you cousin.

    I am missing you now and always will.
    Peace and Love.

  3. Truly one of the “good guys”! Always a smile, a friendly greeting and that “knowing look”. Jerome was one of a kind.

  4. This is not the end only the beginning.this is not good bye,but I will see you late. Rest in power ❤️

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook