Melinda Marie PowersJanuary 17, 2017Melinda Marie Powers was born on April 21, 1984 in Detroit, Michigan to her parents Randall and Denise (Pietrowski) Powers. She passed away unexpectedly on January 17, 2017 in Cape Coral, FL at the young age of 32.Melinda is survived by her father Randall Powers; sisters Melody Powers and Melissa Powers; brother Matthew Powers; nieces Harmony Wheeler and Ashlyn Powers; nephew Lukas Klein; grandmother Marlene Craig; uncle Caz Pietrowski; and many extended family and friends who will miss her dearly. Melinda is preceded in death by her mother Denise, grandparents Roger Craig, Donald Powers, Caz and Genevieve Pietrowski; and her aunts Dorothy Pietrowski, and Eileen Bellafaire.Melinda was the third born sibling of four children, she was given the nickname goo goo, later shortened to "goog", when she was a baby because of her resemblance to the Gerber food baby. Melinda graduated from High School in Fort Myers at Belz Academy and went on to attend college in Mississippi. She was active most of her childhood to adult years in the martial arts community. After many years of training, blood, sweat and tears, Melinda earned her black belt in ishinryu karate. She was a beloved big sister to her baby brother, Matt and dedicated much of her life to her family. After losing her mom her priorities were of her family's needs before her own. Melinda was beautiful, smart, funny and most of all selfless. Everyone she touched in this life loved her, none more than her family. Melinda wrote a poem when she was very young that accurately describes her and her life. It reads: " Open your eyes see all of the love in me,I have enough for an eternity of happiness, Don't be afraid, take all you need from me and we'll be strong together". Melinda will be greatly missed and her family has suffered a tremendous loss. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2016 at St. Andrew Catholic Church Chapel Building beginning at 10:30 AM. 2628 Del Prado Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33904. Please visit
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