Noreba “Reba” Dixon Howell, 74, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at her home.
She was a very active member of Michigan Avenue Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher, nursery worker, VBS teacher, church secretary and a faithful choir member throughout her life. She attended Michigan Avenue School, Bradley High School and The National School of Business. She loved quilting, flowers, her daily cup of tea, but most of all her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, E.M. and Cynthia Beard Dixon; two sisters: Patricia Ann Dixon and Doris Dixon Goza; two brothers: George and Jim Dixon; a sister-in-law, Frankie Norris; and a great-granddaughter, Dylan Kate Murphy.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Kenneth E. Howell; son, Jeff and wife, Janell Howell; one daughter-in-law of 25 years, Karen F. Howell, daughter, Sheri Vincent and husband, grandchildren: Jay Howell, Skylar Murphy and husband, Micah, and Katlyn Mullins and husband, Chris; great-grandchildren: Kaden, Katie Beth and Jackson Murphy and Harlow Mullins; four sisters: Honey Climer and husband, Lake, Mickey Wooten and husband, Chester, Audrey Dixon and Sandra Gray and husband, Larry; two brothers: Nig and wife, Eva Dixon, and Wayne Dixon; 21 nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great nieces and nephews, whom she loved very much.
The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Michigan Avenue Baptist Church with Pastors David Peters and Victor Hayes officiating.
Interment will follow in Michigan Avenue Baptist Church Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be her nephews: Steve Dixon, Heath Littrell, Randy Climer, Ross Wooten, Jay Goza, Jacob Climer, Andy Skidmore and Jeffery Hendricks.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.
The family requests donations be made to the Michigan Avenue Baptist Church Choir Department.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Howell family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.