Visitation: 2:00-7:00pm, Friday, October 12, 2018 in Our Davis-Kelly Suite
Service of Honor: High Noon, Saturday, October 13, 2018 at St. John Baptist Church, 1701 West Jefferson Street, Grand Prairie, Texas
Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park – Arlington, Texas


It was a Beautiful Spring Day in April, the Nineteenth to be exact, The Reverend Mark A. Barefield and Edna Taylor welcomed their gorgeous baby girl into the world. They named her Clarice.

She matriculated through the Public School System and continued her education at Prairie View A&M University, receiving her Associate Degree in Cosmetology. She relocated to Fort Worth , Texas in 1954. While in Fort Worth, she met Mr. Norvis Powell and the two married on June 26, 1954. To their union, two beautiful children were born, Norice and Shelia. She put her degree to use and taught as the Cosmetology Teacher at Trimble Tech, I.M. Terrell and Dunbar High Schools.

Mrs. Powell united with Antioch Baptist Church, under the leadership of the Reverend Charles B. Kelly and was a faithful member for more than 50 years, serving for many of those years as a Deaconess.

Mrs. Powell was a member of the Eta Phi Beta Sorority and was a very successful entrepreneur, becoming the first African American Business Owner at Colonial Manor. Later becoming one of the owners of Kings Kitchen in Arlington, Texas and later in Fort Worth, Texas.

On Friday, October 5, 2018, Mother Clarice Barefield Powell, surrendered to the Master’s Call at Presbyterian Hospital in Rockwall, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, The Reverend Mark and Helen Barefield; her mother, Edna Taylor; her husband, Norvis Powell and two sisters, Reneal Davis and Darlene Smith.

Left in the caring hands of God are: her beloved daughters, Norice Powell Epperson and husband Earl & Shelia Powell Printers and husband Kenneth; grandchildren, Christopher B. Perdue, Kaylor N. Hopkins and Kolby C. Printers, LaToya Neal and husband Michael, LaTandra Fair and husband Bryant, LaQuita Printers and husband Carnell; her special niece, Sonya Smith; her godchildren, Tanya Williams, Brenda Matthew Johnson, Michael Wilson and Damon Young; a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.