She was of the Baptist faith. She loved being with her family and grandchildren and enjoyed working with flowers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald C. Howard; son, Billy Howard; parents, William and Ruby Dooley Pierce; and brother, Bill Pierce.
She is survived by her children: Michael Howard and wife, Helen of Cleveland, Tamera Howard Smith and husband, Jerry of Decatur, and Charlie Howard and wife, Jesenia of Cleveland; five grandchildren: Melinda Procter, Jennifer Pelt, Tracey Cornett, Tanika Beavers and Valentina Howard; several great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Betty Stinnett and Teresa Kerr; brother-in-law, Roger Howard; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Pastor Mike King officiating.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Howard family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.