Dorothy M. Powell

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Dorothy M. Powell, 85, of Friendswood, TX, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at 4:39 P.M., at Friendswood Health Care Center with her niece Nancy Pavlas by her side. Ms. Powell was born on June 4, 1931, in Sulphur, LA. She was a resident of Houston, TX for the past 60 years and spent her last 8 years in Friendswood, TX.

Aunt Dot loved cooking, gardening, sewing, her niece’s dogs and traveling to Alaska every year for the dog races. She enjoyed life and taking care of others. She loved her time with her niece, Nancy Leger Pavlas, especially when she was twirling her around the dance floor at the nursing home. The smile on her face was priceless every time they went around the dance floor. She loved The Throw Together Band that played once a month, for the residences at the nursing home.

A special thanks to her family she made at Friendswood Health Care Center, for the love and care the staff gave her while she was a resident. They truly made a home for her there and they will never be forgotten.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fernest Mouton, mother, Agnes Meaux Mouton, her two sons, Ronnie Powell and Ricky Powell, her three sisters and one brother, Evelyn Nordyke, Jerry Jones, Elsie Johnston, and Roy Mouton.

Survivors include her two sisters, Jean Rice of Houston, TX, Anna R. Leger of Sulphur LA, her two granddaughters, Kelly Pellecchia of Grapevine, TX, Devin Powell of Baytown, TX, two great grandkids and lots of nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of her life will be held at Friendswood Health Care Center on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:00P.M.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to Amed Community Hospice, 8901 Emmet F Lowery Express Way, Suite B, Texas City, TX 77591.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home in Friendswood, TX. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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