Melissa Denise Powers (Turner), 50 years old, passed away on January 13, 2022. She was born in Pulaski, VA and resided in Charlotte, NC. She graduated from Pulaski County High School and obtained a paralegal degree. She was a certified paralegal, website designer, booking agent, and business consultant. She ran Jazzundaground International, a non-profit, which gave back to so many in the community. She was preceded in death by her parents George Earl Turner Jr. and Ethel Mae Turner; brothers Alfonso Conner, Nick Conner, Curtis Conner, Johnny Conner, Willis Conner, and James McClanahan; and sister Anne McClanahan. She is survived by her three children Ishmael Robinson-Turner, Fátima Turner, and Gabriel Turner. She is also survived by brothers Thomas Conner and Harry Conner; and sisters Charlotte Conner of Roanoke, VA., Jackie Pompey (Doug) of Pulaski, VA., Patsy Conner of Roanoke, VA., Dee Conner of Tucson, AZ., Kathy Smith (Kevin) of Pulaski, VA., and Angela Turner of Charlotte, NC., and host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. A memorial service will be held at A.E. Grier & Sons Funeral and Cremation, 2310 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC 28206 on January 29, 2022, at 4 pm.