Gregory Bastine Powers, Sr.
Gregory was born on May 27, 1960 and died on November 1, 2018 at the age of 58 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents Walter Powers, Sr. and Blanche Rita Adams Powers. He was the brother of Walter Powers, Jr. (Arthine), Roxanna Powers Jones (Tim) and Julie Powers Garcia (Carlos). He is the father of two children Gregory Powers, Jr. (Lynndia), Monette Woodard (Marwesi) and Six grandchildren. Gregory was also a father figure to Monique and Monica Edwards and Corey, Raymond and Michael Williams. He had a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. He had a host of nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews who all knew him as Big G, the life of the party. He was close friends with Bill McKernan and Curtis Francois who was by his side until the end. Another good friend was Ricky Broadway. Gregory had many friends who loved and cared for him dearly.
Gregory grew up in New Orleans, La. He was baptized and raised in the Catholic Church where as a young child he served as an altar boy. Gregory continued his Catholic faith, and daily prayed the holy rosary. After Hurricane Katrina he moved to Baton Rouge where he remained until the time of his death. He was employed by Catholic Presbyterian Apartments as building maintenance supervisor. Gregory was an avid fan of the Saints and LA Lakers. He enjoyed having a full house of friends on game day. Gregory never met a person whom he did not like, everyone was always welcomed to his home and made to feel like family.
A catholic mass will be celebrated by Father Paul Clark, on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Church, 3037 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 70117. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Richard Murphy Hospice House, 1109 S. Chestnut St., Hammond, LA. 70403. GREENWOOD funeral home entrusted with arrangements, 5200 Canal Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70124.