Maya Dawn Powell

- July 16, 2023

Maya Dawn Powell, 20, of Culpeper, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2023. She was predeceased in death by her maternal grandparents, Harry and Rosa Berry, and her paternal grandparents, Doc and Polly Powell, her uncles, Dan Berry, Ronnie Berry and Stacy Powell, and her aunts Annabelle Southard (and her husband Bobby), Doris Garrison, Marianne Powell and Deborah Powell.

She was born in Charlottesville, VA, grew up in Madison County, graduated from Madison County High School in 2021 and was a Secretary for Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges.

She is survived by her parents George “Turtle” and Melody Powell of Culpeper and many aunts, uncles and cousins who will miss her beauty, humor and joy for life.

Described by her friends as fun, outgoing, selfless, sweet and an amazing friend, Maya was quick to sing and dance and find joy in the moment. She was an advocate for others and worked as a volunteer for MESA’s Thrift Shop. Stunned by the sudden loss, family and friends remember Maya’s smile and acceptance of everyone.

A Family Night will be held at Preddy Funeral Home, Madison, on Friday, July 21, 2023, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to one of Maya’s many causes, such as The Trevor Project, ( or MESA (