Jesse B. Powell was born on June 30, 1968 to Jesse Benny Powell and Maxine Bor. Jesse grew up in New York and attended Music and Arts High School and received a B.S. from the University of Phoenix.
Jesse began his Masonic Journey with Prince Hall Ashlar Lodge #94 being initiated on October 7, 1997 and Raised on April 24, 1998. Jesse was only 29 years of age.
He served as Worshipful Master for his Lodge during the years 2003 and 2004. As a Past Master, Jesse served several positions in the Lodge, including but not limited to recording secretary in 2006 and in 2018. He was elected to Treasurer in 2019.
Because of his failing health, he was unable to continue assisting the Lodge in any capacity. Jesse’s knowledge of his ritualistic work was above, and beyond which accelerated him to stand out amongst his peers.
Jesse was also a member of Ashlar Chapter #71 Order Eastern Stars, where he served as Worthy Patron from 2000 – 2010. In 2019, he was re-elected as Worthy Patron until his untimely death. In June 2017 Jesse was elected to the position of Grand Worthy Patron of Eureka Grand Chapter for the State of New York serving from 2017–2019.
Jesse was also a member of Eureka Chapter # 17 HRAM’s, a Sublime Prince Royal and Select 32nd Degree in King David Consistory # 3, and a Noble in Medina Temple # 19 AEAONMS Desert of New York N.Y. and Canada.
He leaves behind his beloved wife, Diane Nardell Powell, Sister, Lisa Marie Powell and his Aunt, Joylin Martin and a host of other family and friends.
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