NEW BERN - Susan Brinson Howard, 83, died Aug. 7, 2012, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.
She graduated from New Bern High School in 1945, Mars Hill Junior College in 1947 and East Carolina Teachers College in 1949. She taught school in Scotland Neck, Brinson Memorial Elementary in New Bern, and Northwoods Elementary in Cary. She retired after 25 years in June, 1986.
Susan is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bennie Howard Jr.; her son, Bennie Howard III of Atlanta, Ga.; her daughter, Catherine H. Holleman of Winston Salem; four sisters, Helen B. Henshaw of Morristown, N.J., Catherine B. Bender and Doris B. Maple, both of New Bern and Patsy B. Burwell of Winston Salem.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 26, 2012, at Centenary United Methodist Church with the Rev. Susan Pate Greenwood and the Rev. Brian Huffman officiating. A reception will be held immediately following the service in the church parlor. Inurnment will be held at Greenmount Cemetery in Wendell at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Centenary UMC, 309 New St., New Bern, NC 28560 or to Sudan Shriners Childrens Fund, 403 E. Front Street, New Bern, NC 28560.
Online condolences may be made at cottenfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.