Jessie Mae Powell Winfield age 91, of DeQueen formerly of Wickes, Arkansas passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019 in DeQueen, Arkansas.

Jessie was born on March 21, 1927 in Foss, Oklahoma to the late Arlie Franklin Powell and the late Leola Towery Powell. She married the love her life Harold Othell Winfield on December 24, 1942. During the war she welded on big ships. Jessie worked for Renova Shirt factory for 15 years and then as cashier for Alltel until her retirement. Jessie also worked on various jobs including raising cattle and chickens as well as being a talented seamstress. She was very well known for her exceptional cooking and baking skills. She was a member of the Wickes Nazarene Church where she served as treasurer, board member and taught Sunday School for many years.

In 1994, Mrs. Jessie won second place in Regional Spelling Bee contest for Seniors and went on in 1996 to win third place in the State Senior Spelling Bee.

Above all she loved God and her family and was proud of them. She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by daughters: Nita Sue Sullivan and husband Byron of DeQueen, Arkansas, Janie Alesa Howard of Mena, Arkansas, Sandy Sullivan and husband Billy of DeQueen, Arkansas, and Jessie Elizabeth “Beth” Adcock and husband Pat of Hot Springs, AR

Grandchildren: Gary Sullivan, Randy Sullivan, Harold Loyd, Lori Brotherton, Cathy Smith, Brent Gentry, Casey Morris, Mandy Smith, April Wurtz, Jared Adcock, Brandy Risner, Lacy Youngblood, Ty Sullivan, John Sullivan, Drew Adcock and Elijah Sullivan

Sister: Mildred Holmes of Maysville, Oklahoma

Brother and sister-in-law: Jay and Bennie Winfield of Jacksonville, Florida

27 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold Othell Winfield, her siblings J. C. Powell, Troy Powell, Jerry Powell, Margie Pennington, Pat Walthall, her sisters-in-law Joy Powell, Lonnie Walthall and Eulas Peters. 

Funeral service will be Monday, February 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wickes Church of the Nazarene with Reverend David Baker, Reverend B.J. Jenkins and Reverend Leon McCleskey officiating. Interment will follow in the Crystal Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Family and friends visitation will be Sunday, February 03, 2019, 6-8 at Beasley Wood.

Pallbearers will be Ty Sullivan, John Sullivan, Elijah Sullivan, Harold Loyd, Jeff Brotherton, Craig Wurtz, Jack Smith and Larry Pennington.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brent Gentry, Jason Risner, Leon Loyd, Gary Winfield and Jared Loyd.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Encompass Hospice for the wonderful care they provided for their mother.

Online obituary at


2-1-19 4:06 p.m. KAWX.ORG


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