The Legendary Coach Powell Fund

$2,950 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 36 months
Brittani Jones
on behalf of Kira Powell
 BOSTON, MA
After several health complications, Joshua Powell passed away in the early hours of Saturday, January 30, at the age of 70. He was born on February 11, 1945 in Boston and raised by Mattie Powell and the late Joshua Powell Sr. His brother Tyrone Mark Powell survives him and his sister, Madelyne "Kandi" Powell predeceased him.

He had 3 marriages and raised 3 sons and 4 daughters. His daughter Michelle Powell predeceased him, as did his father Joshua Powell Sr. 

He was a member of the Christian Science Church throughout his life. He was very committed to his religion, to his relationship with God, and his devotion to his own spiritual growth through prayer and ongoing studies. 

He was the long time director of the All Dorchester Sports League, an organization which serves the youth in the city of Boston through baseball and other sports. After ADSL, he coached at Roxbury Community College and Suffolk University, among others. He also dedicated his time to umpiring for local amateur and youth sports. 

His commitment to youth extended well beyond the baseball field. He was a mentor, coach and community role model who impacted the lives of countless numbers of people locally, nationally and internationally. 

Survivors include his daughter Lesa, his son Joshua, his daughter Keisha, his son Armando, his daughter Kira, his son Jarrod, his sons and daughters-in-law and his many extended children. He is fondly remembered by 8 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, relatives and many close friends that over the years have become part of his extended family circle. 

Joshua's funeral is scheduled to be Friday, February 5, 2016. 

To help with the funeral costs and arrangements, donations are greatly appreciated. 

Thank you,

The Powell Family
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Posted by Brittani Jones
35 months ago
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Thank you friends and family for your kind donations. We are extremely grateful to have had so much support during this time. You have all played a vital role in Joshua’s legacy and we extend our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you.




Blessings,
The Powell Family
Coach Powell's Memorial Service
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Armando Powell
36 months ago
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Thank you for organizing this, Brittani.

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$2,950 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 36 months
Created February 1, 2016
Brittani Jones
on behalf of Kira Powell
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JG
$100
Jeff Gardner
35 months ago

Deepest Sympathies - Carousel Industries

LS
$50
Leland Scanlan
35 months ago
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$50
Nicholas Jillson
35 months ago
DM
$300
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Kelley DeMello
35 months ago
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35 months ago
WB
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Walter Bentson
35 months ago

Baseball in Boston lost a true leader who guided so many players from their youth, into H.S., college, the Boston Park League, and even the pros. Rest in peace Josh.

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Walter Mortimer
36 months ago
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36 months ago
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Armando Powell
36 months ago
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Thank you for organizing this, Brittani.

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