Paulette was born in New Orleans, Louisiana December 27, 1951, and passed away March 31, 2022 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Paulette was a life long resident of south Louisiana and proud to call it home. Paulette was an avid gardener and always maintained gardens and plants that were the envy of anyone fortunate enough to see and enjoy them. Paulette was an outstanding cook in an area known for great cooking. She was noted for her gumbo, green bean/artichoke casserole, field peas and okra and pumpkin pie just to name a few. Paulette loved cooking for family and friends and teaching her family how to continue the traditions in the kitchen. Paulette had a very quick wit and a very keen sense of humor. She always brought a smile and a laugh to her family and her many friends. Paulette was always someone you could count on to tell you what you needed to hear, but with a kindness behind the truth. She was a matriarch to her family, always looking out for those she loved and cared for. Paulette will be deeply missed by her family, her friends, all the people whose life she touched. Known as Mimi, not just to her grandchildren, but to all the people she adopted and took under her wing. She was always willing to listen and offer advice. She cared about the people in her life. As anyone who knew her will say, this world will be a little less with her passing. She will be missed.
Paulette is survived by her daughters, Michele Small of Clarksville, Ga. and Laura Anderson of St. Amant,La. Grandsons, Jacob Small of Gretna, La. Connor and Owen Small of Walker, La., Granddaughter Abbagayle Attuso of St. Amant, La, Son in law Ryan Small of Walker, La, Daughter in law Danyel Anderson of St Amant and sister, Patricia Patterson of Ga.
Paulette was proceeded in death by her parents Beverly D. Powell and Alfreda Cherry, and two brothers Ronald David Powell Sr. and Michael Eugene Powell.