Claire Bernadette Powers, born on July 6, 1954, was an angel on Earth. God called her home on August 19, 2007. Bernadette Powers was a resident of Winder, Georgia and a dedicated Registered Nurse. She was selfless and she touched so many lives. Her passion in life was helping others. Bernadette was born in Mobile, Alabama. She attended Dillard University in New Orleans where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). She received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Northwestern State University. She served in the United States Navy achieving rank of Commander. During her 53 Years, her resume included working in hospitals, home healthcare and academia. Bernadette's recent employment was at Piedmont Hospital. She loved her job and she loved her Piedmont family so much. Bernadette Powers was a loving and dedicated mother, sister, daughter and friend. Her Brother, Kenneth E. Williams, precedes her in death. She is survived by her Son: Derek A. Powers; Daughter & Son-in-law: Gena R. and Ryan M. Trust, all of Dahlonega; Step-Son: Ahart W. Powers, III, Charlotte, NC; Mother: Doris Williams, Dixons Mills, AL; Father & Step-Mother: Jene & Shirley Williams, Tampa, FL; Mother-in-law: Frances H. Powers, Bluefield, WV; Brother: Jene A. Williams; Sister & Brother-in-law: Sebra & Jose Ferrell, Dacula, GA.; Sisters: Selena & April Williams, Tampa, FL; Granddaughter: Lyric Trust, Dahlonega, GA. ; Nieces: Kyla Williams & India Ferrell, Dacula, GA; Cara Lewis, Montgomery, AL; Nephew: Jose Ferrell, II, Dacula, GA; Friends: Patrice Hargrove & Timi Simpson, of Atlanta, GA; Andralla Slayton, New Orleans & countless others. A wake was held on Saturday, August 25, 2007 from 4 - 8 PM at Tim Stewart Funeral Home in order for family & friends to reflect & say goodbye one last time. Rev. Kenneth Simpson, a friend of Bernadette & husband of Timi, will perform a Memorial Service. The service will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2007 at 2:00 PM in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home for family and friends to honor such a wonderful human being and beautiful spirit and to celebrate the 53 years she touched so many lives. Memorials may be sent to: Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road/P.O. Box 674, Lawrenceville, GA. 30045. 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry @