The Catholic funeral service for Stephen Kyle Howell, 51, who died unexpectedly on Monday, January 20, 2014, at his residence in Lafayette, La., was held on Friday, January 24, 2014, at 10 a.m. in Martin & Castille's La Fleur de Lis Chapel. Interment was in Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. F. Hampton Davis III, pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, conducted the funeral service. Lectors were Mike and David Perkins. Brian and Angie Sanford provided the musical selections, "How Great Thou Art," "Psalm 23," "I Can Only Imagine" and "On Eagles' Wings" for the service.
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He leaves to cherish his memory: his beloved wife of 29 years, Michele Perkins Howell of Lafayette, La.; his beloved mother, Susan Talmadge Kerns, and her husband, Frank, of Statesboro, Ga.; one daughter, Stephanie Brooke Howell, and her companion, David Kobetz, of Lafayette, La.; one son, Warrant Officer Stephen Kyle Howell, USAR, of Lafayette, La.; four brothers, Daniel Howell of Hernando, Miss., Cameron Howell and Huston Howell of Charlotte, N.C., and Spencer Howell of Los Angeles, Calif.; and the love of his world, his grandchild, Lincoln Brook Trumps.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Daniel Howell Jr.
Stephen Kyle Howell was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 17, 1962. He was a graduate of the University of Auburn, where he earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Stephen was a resident of Lafayette, Louisiana, for over 21 years. He was a dedicated employee and worked as a deep water engineer and field service manager for Baker Atlas for over 29 years. Stephen was an avid tennis player and jet skier. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Pallbearers were Kyle Howell, Danny Howell, David Kobetz, Mike Perkins, David Perkins, Billy Welsh, Mike Edge and Bill Dunford.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Howell's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or visit www.stjude.org.
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Statesboro Herald, January 30, 2014
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Jan. 29 to Feb. 7, 2014