Helen Grayce Flores Powell

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Helon Grayce Flores Powell

Shreveport, LA - Graveside services for Mrs. Helon Grayce Flores Powell, age 92, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 25, 2014, at Forest Park Cemetery. Officiating will be Dr. Larry Williams of Broadmoor Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 24, at Osborn Funeral Home.

Helon was a beloved Mother, Grandmother and Trusted Friend to many. She went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, August 22, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, John D. And Gaynell Flores; her husband of 55 years, Simon P. Powell; her sister, Marion F. Wells; and a brother, Max B. Flores. She lived most of her life in the Houston, Texas area where she was a member of First Baptist Church, Pasadena.

She is survived by her brother, John D. Flores, of Shreveport; daughter, Barbara P. Ellis and husband, John, of Shreveport; Lynell P. Norrid and husband, John, of Conroe, Texas; grandchildren, Wayne Ellis and wife, Terri, Ric Ellis and wife, Anne, Suzanne Ellis Thatcher and husband, Greg, Kirk Ellis and wife, Shelly, Kevin Ellis and wife, Jennifer, John Norrid, Jr. and wife, Shelly, Nicole Norrid Dobbins and husband, Britt; sixteen great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and many dear nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Helon's husband, Simon worked for Halliburton in the overseas division and together they lived life to the fullest traveling and dancing around the world together after their girls left home. She returned to Shreveport after his death in 1995 and became a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church where she was blessed to be in the Pathfinder's Bible Study Class.

Helon's faith in God sustained her through good times and bad and she gave Him all the Glory. In her younger years she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and later in life started a prayer group where she resided at the Glen Retirement Center, she was a great prayer warrior. Our thanks to the Glen staff, nurses and aides for the care given to our precious mother.

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the .


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Published in Shreveport Times on Aug. 23, 2014
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