Jesse Powell will finally be laid to rest tomorrow, September 28th. The R&B singer passed suddenly on September 13th, surrounded by family in Los Angeles. His sisters have been handling the details surrounding his wake and comforting fans of the late singer as they made arrangements for his final moments. The Powell family has extended an invitation for fans who have sent gifts to view the live stream on tomorrow.
In the days leading up to Powell’s memorial service, his sister Tamara Powell let fans know that the family would be accepting “blessings” in the form of cash donations or flowers and balloons sent to his service. Over on her website, the cash donations tab defaulted to $150 to $200, while balloons and flowers were starting at about $50 per package. In exchange for these donations, Tamara promised fans that they would be able to watch his service online, despite it being closed to the public. “TO ALL THE FANS WHO HAVE GIFTED JESSE VIA LINKTREE…. YOU WILL RECEIVE A PRIVATE LINK TO VIEW THE OFFICIAL MEMORIAL AND BALLOON RELEASE VIA LIVESTREAM. 🎈” she said in a post from last week.
Yesterday she let fans know that she would be shutting down donations at midnight to ensure that all fans who have contributed would be included in the memorial service. “Please do not contribute after Monday, September 26th! We want your flowers 🌹🌹 and balloons 🎈🎈to be included in Jesse’s beautiful service,” she told fans yesterday. “The link for the #JessePowell memorial will be disabled on Monday, September 26th at 11:59pm.” Fans in the comments are still a bit confused and wondering if they will still be able to stream his service, “Will the service be streamed?” said one man.
Over on Tamara’s site, the links for donations have been locked as promised, but do seem like they are still letting certain people make donations with an activation code. No word yet on how much money was raised. It’s been an emotional month for the Powell family, and in other posts, Tamara continues to mourn her brother with throwback clips of him singing. “Aside from being one of the best R&B male vocalists out there, you were the best big brother ever. I loved you so much. 🥺 I’m thankful that we were so close; a whole mess all the time. 😅🍃💨”