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Jessica Powell Munsell

Birth Date: January 15, 1958
Death Date: April 16, 2017

Jessica L. Munsell (Powell), 59, of Cerro Gordo, IL, went home to be with her Lord and Savior April 16th, 2017.
Jessica was born January 15th. 1958 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of Alfred D. Powell and Scampy (Culumber) Powell.
Jessica was a loving, kind, compassionate person who loved the Lord with all her heart, and had a tremendous love for everyone and animals, especially her five cats. Who she often referred to as her “children”.
Jessica is survived by her brothers Fred Powell of Decatur, Bruce Powell of Decatur, and Mark (Monica) Powell of Dalton City, and several nieces and nephews. Jessica was proceeded in death by her husband (Steve) and parents.
In honoring Jessica’s wishes, the family will host a memorial to celebrate her life at1:00 PM Friday April 28, 2017 in Friends Creek Conservation Area Camp Ground in the Large Pavilion in Argenta. In Jessica’s memory, a memorial contribution may be made to the Macon County Animal Control and Care Center of Decatur Illinois.
The family of Jessica L. Munsell (Powell) is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur, IL 62526. Send condolences and share memories with the family at

Celebration of life hosted by the family
April 28, 2017
1:00 pm
Friend Creek Conservation Area Camp Ground
Argenta, IL
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  1. So sorry for your loss, I went to school for several years with your sister. She was always sweet and enjoyed being her friend. Talk to her at the class reunion get together. So glad she came. She will look be missed.

  2. Fred, Bruce & Mark,
    It has been so many years since I have seen any of you, including Jessica, although she and I communicated quite frequently for a while after she broke her ankle and contacted me to ask questions as I had had a very similar break the year before. I remember all of you so fondly, especially from the summer your mom had me babysit for you while she was working. Jessica's unexpected death breaks my heart, but I know that she is in heaven with our Lord and at peace. She, and you, will always be in my prayers. May God bless and keep you always.
    Sue Berndt

  3. Fred, Bruce and Mark –

    I am saddened to hear your news. I have many fond memories of slumber parties at your house. Your parents were always great about putting up with her silly friends. Jessica will always be remembered with a smile on my face. She and you all are in my prayers.

    Liz Oakes Crowder

  4. So very sorry to hear of Jessica's passing. We remember her as a very kind, compassionate person. We rejoice for Jessica as she is with her Father and are praying for her family. Love, David and Merilee Monroe.

  5. So many wonderful memories as young cousins at Della and Chap's house. Such a warm and loving person who will be greatly missed. Love you Jessica, (cousin) Joyce

  6. It was an honor to call Jessica my friend. She was a very special lady who will really be missed Looking forward to seeing her in eternity. I offer prayers to her family on her passing. May God comfort and bless you during this difficult time. Amen.

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