I’ll Lend You a Child
I will lend you, for a little time,
A child of mine, he said.
For you to love the while she lives,
And mourn for when she’s dead.
It may be six or seven years,
Or twenty-two or three.
But will you, till I call her back,
Take care of her for Me?
She’ll bring her charms to gladden you,
And should her stay be brief.
You’ll have her lovely memories,
As solace for your grief.
I cannot promise she will stay,
Since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught down there,
I want this child to learn.
I’ve looked the wide world over,
In search for teachers true.
And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes
I have selected you.
Now will you give her all your love,
Nor think the labour vain.
Nor hate me when I come
To take her home again?
I fancied that I heard them say,
‘Dear Lord, Thy will be done!’
For all the joys Thy child shall bring,
The risk of grief we’ll run.
We’ll shelter her with tenderness,
We’ll love her while we may,
And for happiness we’ve known,
Forever grateful stay.
But should the angels call for her,
Much sooner than we planned.
We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes,
And try to understand.
On November 28, 2004, God blessed us with a beautiful angel Treazure Ja’net Powell. Throughout her 14 years on earth, she had such a humble spirit whose smile always brightened, enlightened, and positively impacted everyone’s life encountered. She was a lover of Christ, a member of Destiny Church Dothan, and a huge blessing to us all.
Treazure attended Beverlye Magnet School where she was an honor student and gifted scholar. She loved playing the clarinet in the BMS band. She was loved and adored by her student peers as well as teachers.
She was active in the community. Treazure has played softball since the age of 4 with the City of Dothan Leisure Services. She was a junior staff member at the Boys and Girls Club of the Wiregrass. She was member of the Destiny Church Youth Department. She was also a former dancer with the Onyx Stars.
Treazure touched the lives of young and old in a manner that can only be described as that of an Angel on Earth.
She was preceded in death by her brother: Tyler Earnest Powell; grandmother: Valonia Wymes Powell; grandfathers: Lonnie Shambray and John T. Powell, Sr., and aunt, Jeanette Powell Ardis.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her loving parents: Earnest and Monica Powell; sister: Teniyah Smith; grandmother: Evelyn Lewis; aunts and uncles: Tammy (Shedrick) Jackson of Macon, Georgia, Stephania (Stanley)Rolley of Ozark, Alabama, Alicia (Robert) Burns of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Veronica(Ronald) Shambray of Hampton, Virginia, Annie(Eddie)West, Eddie Lee Powell of Columbia, Alabama, Valonia (Tracy) Womack of Albany, Georgia, Keno (Stephanie) McCoy of Douglasville, Georgia, John (Shelia) Powell, Doffie (Karen)Powell, Edward Powell of Dothan, Alabama; other relatives, classmates and friends.