Mary Ella Howard
Mary Ella Howard, 81, of Pink Hill passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at her home. She was a member of Pink Hill Presbyterian Church and a partner in Pink Hill Funeral Home. Mary Ella was preceded in death by her husband, Houston Howard ; parents, Woodrow and Hilda Grace Smith; and brother, Ernest “Bud” Smith.
She is survived by her daughters, Fran Ward and husband Melvin, Pam Howard Smith, Bobbie Sugg and husband Al, Mary Graves and husband Billy; sons, Junior Howard and wife Denise, Clay Howard and wife Annette; brother Bobby Glenn Smith; sisters-in-law Mana Griffin and Eloise Hemby; grandchildren, Julie Jackson, Houston “Tray” Howard III and wife Tonya, Ryan Howard and husband Randy, Kyle Howard, Sara Yowell and husband Seth, Melissa Castillo and husband Miguel, Adam Sugg and wife Claire, Allison Sugg, Dr. Morgan Graves, Whitney Graves, Will Graves, Jonathan Howard, Mary Katheryn Bryant and husband Marcus; great-grandchildren, Diana Jackson, Jamysen Howard, Meghan Buck, Kody Buck, Ben Yowell, Clay Yowell, Mikenzie Metts, Sullivan Castillo, and Madison Bryant.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be sent to Pink Hill Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 357 Pink Hill, NC 28572.
Visitation will be held at Pink Hill Funeral Home from 6:00 - 9:00 pm on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Pink Hill Funeral Home with burial following at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Pink Hill.
Online condolences may be sent to www.pinkhillfuneralhome.com.
Pink Hill Funeral Home
Monday November 27th, 2017
11:00am - 12:00pm
1056 E NC 11
Pink Hill, NC 28572
Special Instructions: Visitation 6:00 p.m., Sunday November 26, 2017Text me the address
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So very sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for all of the family.
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Allow memories of your mother to warm your heart, time will change the pain into a smile. May you find comfort in knowing that she is in God's care.
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The Howard Family,
Mary Ella was a godly woman, mentor, friend, and neighbor who spoke often and proudly of her family. We’d visit in the evenings and her Bible & a bible study or Christian reading material would be right there where she was reading and studying-the tv was just background.
She’s reached her heavenly eternal home with our God and her loved ones who went before her. I’m believing she and Mr Houston has hugged,kissed, and are dancing on the streets of gold. I’m sure it’s been a beautiful heavenly reunion. As heartbroken as we all are with her physical absence, not one would want her to give up her heavenly gift/reward for being welcomed into heaven by Jesus, hearing “well done my faithful servant”!
May her legacy of love of God, Family, and Community continue through each of you. Prayers of comfort and strength are being lifted for each of you.
I believe our love ones can hear & see through the holes of heaven, “I love you Mary Ella! I know you will continually watch over each of us”.
Submitted by Yvonne Deatherage on Nov 25 2017 04:22:22 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Howard family as you go through this difficult time. Remember God is our great comforter and he will sustain us through every situation. We love you and God loves you! Bill and Sandra
Submitted by Bill and Sandra Baldree on Nov 25 2017 03:46:53 PM
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