Howard - Effie Howard aged 99 passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018. Effie was preceded in death by her sons, Eugene Ross, Robert Ross; several brothers and sisters, including her twin sister, Eva Jackson and her beloved dog, Itty Bitty. She is survived by her children, Louie Howard Jr., Harriette (Brad) Thompson, Sammy Howard; daughters-in-law, Mettha Marsalis Ross; Annie Mae Ross; Brenda L. Howard; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Effie loved God and was a member of the Bethel SDA Church, where she served as deaconess, former head of the kitchen and community service worker. She loved westerns, animal and nature shows, fishing, gardening, flowers and watching planes but never traveled on one. Effie was an excellent cook. She was loved and will be missed by many. Funeral service will be held at a future date. To share a photo, memory and sign the family’s online guestbook please visit www.stegengafuneralchapel.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Effie Howard please visit our Sympathy Store.
Effie was a beautiful lady both inside and out. She raised a beautiful family! Effie knew her Lord and knew where her eternal life would be spent. I've only known her for close to four years but I feel like I've known her for many more. She told both sad and funny, memorable stories of her life. Effie +was an amazing mother and friend. Heaven gained such a precious soul. Someday I will see her again. Until then, I can still see her in her children. Thank you Jesus for sharing her life and family with me. R.I.P. Effie. You are greatly loved and missed.
- Merry De Koster Hoving
To the Family of Mama Howard whose also consider my Family whom I loved and care for do much So Sorry for the Loss and Heart aching pain of Mama Howard I know she not suffering anymore and I know that you all and myself will see her Beautiful SmilingFace again. Mama Howard I Miss you so much your Laughter and Smile lighten my Heart every time I See or Hear your Voice or your Face. I'm Sad and hurt that you gone but I know I'm relief that your are not in pain any more .Even though you're not hear but you always will have a Special place in my ❤️. Love you Mama Howard
- Deborah Kidd
To the family of my sis. and friend please accept my condolence on the loss your mom.She will be missed ,Although we will have beautiful memories to remind us of the love she shared with us. Leo & Dorothy Figueroa
- Dorothy Figueroa
Please accept my family's heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear loved one Mrs. Howard. May you find peace in fond memories of her, and comfort and hope in God's assured promise to awaken those asleep in death to perfect life on a paradise Earth, in fulfillment of His original purpose for humans.
- Greene Family