Desire Joyce (Faye) Powell, 53

WILMINGTON — Desire Joyce (Faye) Powell, of Wilmington, NC, passed away on September 23, 2021 at the age of 53. She was born on September 3, 1968 to Zetta Faye McLarnan of Des Moines, Iowa. Desire was adopted by Vernon L. Willey, ll of Altoona, Iowa on July 16, 1973.

Her friends knew her as Desi. Her recent job was working with Title Landscaping as an office clerk. She was preceded in death by her mother, Zetta Faye McLarnan Aldrich; grandparents, Eunice Abbot, Harold B. McLarnan, Vernon L. Willey, Sr. and Joan M. Willey. She is survived by her father, Vernon L. Willey ll; siblings, Joannie L. Estes, Vernon L. Willey lll; and children, Sheri M. Posey, Meagan N. Powell and Matthew H. Wells; along with several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Desi enjoyed doing arts and crafts and spending time with her grandsons. She had a kind heart and often was known to help the homeless and less fortunate. A celebration of life will be held at a later date which will be disclosed by the family.

Arrangements are in the care of Coastal Cremations, 6 Jacksonville Street, Wilmington, NC.

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