Loretta Powell

October 12, 1937November 2, 2020

Loretta D. Powell, a resident of Morgan City, was called to her heavenly home on Monday, November 2, 2020 at the age 83.

Loretta was a devote Christian and proud member of the Bethel Pentecostal Church in Patterson. A true Cajun cook, she had an ‘open door’ policy that anyone and everyone who wanted a good meal could come to her house to eat. When not cooking, Loretta enjoyed traveling and fishing and hunting. She loved her family, her friends, and any stranger that came her way. Loretta was known for treating every person like family. Once accepted as a loved one, that was it, you were in the circle. She was a dedicated and independent woman who loved to take care of things herself, when she was unable to tend to something, she would only entrust the love of her life, Doug. She will be deeply missed.

Loretta leave to her cherish her memory her wonderful husband of 31 years, Douglas “Doug” Powell; two daughters, Tina Broussard and her husband, Terry, and Paula Rader and her husband, Randy; her step children, Dale Powell and Langley Jones; seven grandchildren, Jamie Broussard, Terri Sons, Eros Broussard, Dustin Bergeron, Brad Landry, Doug Gaudet and Loran Gaudet; 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. She is also survived by her sister, Doris Chaisson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hiram and Josephine Voisin; and three children, Gina Landry, Danny Powell, Mike Jones and two brothers Jessie Voisin and Irvin Voisin Sr.

The family requests that a time of visitation be observed on November 5, 2020 from 10am until time of services at 1pm at Bethel Pentecostal Church in Patterson. Following services, Loretta will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.

Acting as pallbearers will be Randy Rader, Terry Broussard, Dustin Bergeron, Doug Gaudet, Benji Sons and Joseph Daigle Sr. with Joseph Daigle as an honorary pallbearer.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 5, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, November 5, 2020

  • Graveside

    Thursday, November 5, 2020


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Carol DeHart

November 4, 2020

Brother Doug, Tina and other family members,

First of all I want to send my condolences for the loss of Sister Loretta! She was such an inspiration to me. I would watch her come to church week after week even though she was in a bad way. Then, it would cause me to examine the times that I don’t go to a church service because I am sick! The conviction was real! Watching her always brought me to the story about the woman with the issue of blood doing everything she could to get to Jesus, She believed that if she could somehow get to The Master, He would heal her! She finally pushed through the crowd and barely touched “The Hem of His Garment” then rushed away.
Immediately, Jesus stopped and asked the question, who touched me? Well, the story goes on and He heals her at last because of her belief! Hallelujah!! Yesterday, Sister Loretta has touched the hem of Our Lords garment! She is miraculously healed completely, no more sickness or pain for her! She has gotten rid of the wheelchair and is not only walking, but dancing around The Throne of God singing with The Angels Choir!
I will truly miss my glances over my right shoulder to look at Sister Loretta in Service!
Heaven has to be rejoicing with her arrival!

May God carry each of you through this time as you begin the healing process of losing your loved one! I will be praying for the family.

Sister Carol DeHart
Member of Bethel Pentecostal Fellowship

Chickie Allemand

November 3, 2020

Loretta was my beautiful sister-in-law. She always loved me and treated me like a sister. She truly never knew a stranger. I can arrest to her fantastic cooking too.
I love you Loretta. Fly high with the Angels. I will miss you so much.
Up there with Jesus, no more pain. I bet you're fishing , hunting and showing them good ole Cajun hospitality ❤🙏