Sunrise, October 4, 1982 — Sunset, July 5, 2021
Averill Allen Powell, born in Saint Paul, MN on October 4, 1982, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021, at the age of 38.
Averill excelled at everything he did. He had a way of making people laugh and drew people in by his charisma. Averill loved God. He was a skilled craftsman who worked on houses and in construction. In addition, Averill worked as an ironworker and was very proud of being involved in the reconstruction of the Stillwater Lift Bridge in Stillwater, MN.
Averill had a passion for the outdoors, loved to swim, camp, and even more to fish. In his earlier years, Averill also boxed at the Rice Street Gym, loved the athletics of football and basketball, and won trophies in soccer growing up. At a young age, Averill grew a great appreciation for his heritage and found comfort in listening to Native drumbeats.
Averill was a proud father and loved his children very much. He is preceded into death by his grandmother, Mae Jacquelyn Powell, and his grandfather, Fred Allen Ampey. Averill is survived by his parents, mother Suzanne Tierre Powell (Tinner) and father Paul Frederick Ampey; siblings Brittany Racquel Powell and Madia Paulette Ampey; brothers Julian Paul “JP” Ampey, Zade Allen Ampey, and stepbrother Zachary Blum; children Lily Mae Powell (Jen Thoren) and Makaio Grey Powell (Meghan Rodriguez); a host of aunts and uncles including Crystal and Antoine Berryman; multiple cousins including Justin Powell, Nicole Berryman (godmother), Craig Lewis; and many more extended family in addition to many close friends including Shawn Greene.
Averill’s Celebration of Life is Saturday, July 31 at St. Peter Claver, 375 Oxford St. N., St. Paul, MN 55104. Visitation at 11 am, service to follow at 12-1 pm, and a reception hosted by the family at 1 pm. There
has been a Go Fund Me created: https://gofund.me/e2ccb289.