Johnnie Eugene Howell Jr., 59 of Chipley, went home to be with the Lord on April 7, 2014 at his home. Johnnie was born Aug. 11, 1954 in Jacksonville, to the Rev. Johnnie Eugene and Rita Jane (Roberts) Howell Sr. He had lived in the panhandle of Florida for two years since coming from New Orleans. He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church in Chipley, Florida and retired as a salesman from Sara Lee Bakeries.
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His parents, the Rev. Johnnie and Rita Howell Sr., precede him in death.
He is survived by his son, Shannon Howell of Wausau; daughter, Heather Howell of Marrero, La.; brother, Leslie Howell and wife Sherry of Chipley; three sisters, Janie Peel and husband Ronnie of Chipley, Ester Sapp and husband J.W. of Greenwood, Mary Sanders and husband Cecil of Troy, Ala., and granddaughter, Alexis Howell.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at New Prospect Baptist Church in Chipley with the Rev. Kermit Soileau officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the Church. Interment will follow in Dykes Cemetery in Grand Ridge with Obert Funeral Home of Chipley directing.
Obert Funeral Home - Chipley
1556 Brickyard Road
Chipley, FL 32428
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Apr. 16, 2014