June Elizabeth Powell O’Quinn
June Elizabeth Powell O’Quinn, age 78, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 22, 2018. She was born February 21, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York to Walter Clark Powell and Jennie Siachitano Powell. She later moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, where she raised her four (4) daughters. There she worked as a Registered Nurse, taking care of people was her natural talent. In 1975 she relocated to Texas and later married Elton Joseph (Joe) O’Quinn, Jr. on June 21, 1975. After several years of living in Baytown, Texas, June and Joe moved to Sulphur, Louisiana, where they spent a great deal of their lives. However in 2005, they returned to Texas where she resided thru her passing. June aka ‘Nanny’ truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; church, crafting, cooking and family.
As a woman strong in her faith, she enjoyed reading her bible and singing gospel. Her favorite consisted of ‘This Little Light of Mine’ and ‘Jesus Loves Me,’ both she often sang from when her grandchildren were babies to her last days on earth. She is preceded in death by both parents, Walter and Jennie Powell. She is survived by her husband of forty-three (43) years, Joe O’Quinn; her four (4) daughters, Deborah Thompson of Sulphur, LA, Susan Willis and husband David of Baytown, TX, Donna O’Quinn of Sulphur, LA and Sally Harper and husband Jen of Yoakum, TX; twelve (12) grandchildren; twenty (20) great grandchildren; her sister Frances Vice of Houma, LA; her nephew Robert Catanese and wife Gayla of Evangeline, LA; and a host of friends she thought of as family. For immediate family, a viewing will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at the Angel Lucy Funeral Home located at 706 E. Crestwood, Victoria, TX 77901. To celebrate the life of June, the family invites you to join them for the public viewing and service.
The public viewing will take place at 9:00 a.m. on September 29th with the funeral service to begin at 10:00 a.m. Pallbearers will include: Jen Harper, Kyle Harper, Cody Harper, Jace Davis, Jalen Davis and Braxton Harper. Honorary Pallbearers: Willis Davis, Chris McEntee, Jason Gonzales, Ryan Partin, Josh Melendez, Dillon LaFleur and Cory Sumner. ‘This little light of mine….I’m gonna let it shine…Let it shine…Let it shine…Let it shine’
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