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.
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