Obituary of Sandra A. Johnson - Powell
Sandra Johnson Powell was born on August 5th 1948 in Montclair, New Jersey, the oldest of five children to the late Georgia Urling. “Sandy” as she was affectionately called, attended public schools in Montclair, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Sandy started her career at Aegis Insurance Service Inc, where she had the opportunity to live in Bermuda, and work in various parts of New Jersey. She worked her way up the company’s ladder and had the opportunity to represent the company at various seminars throughout the United States. Sandy became the first African American Woman to become Vice President of Underwriting in the company. Sandy retired from Aegis Insurance Service, Inc. in September, 2014 after thirty-four years of service.
Sandy married the love of her life John Powell, Jr., on July 9th, 1988. Sandy and John enjoyed life to the fullest and had the opportunity to travel throughout the world. They attended concerts, family outings and celebrations. Sandy was known to have an amazing book collection. She was active in various book clubs and volunteered her services in helping families in the community.
Sandy was someone who always put others first. She loved her mother, loved sister Marci who preceded her in death and held her sisters dear as she did everything in her power to make sure they were taken of. Sandy departed this life on July 17th, 2019 at JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey with her husband by her side.
She is survived by her husband John Powell, Jr, her stepdaughter June Powell-Beasley (Delbert), her step grandchildren Nia Beasley, and Darrell (DW) Beasley of New York, sisters Bonnie Johnson of New York, and Autumn Urling of Montclair New Jersey, her best friend forever Sandy Jackson of Plainfield, New Jersey, and host of lifelong friends.
Relatives and friends will be gathering for visitation and funeral services on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 10am – 1pm in the McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals 2425 Plainfield Ave south Plainfield, NJ 07080.