On Friday, September 28, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Rev. Chet Howard, Jr.; devoted mother of Michael, Patrice and Alisa Howard. Also survived by three grandchildren, Michael Howard, Jr., Mychael Howard and Laila Freeman; parents, Dr. W. Vincent and Autholia Payne; three brothers, William, Jr., Ronald and Stephen Payne (Jewel); and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, October 5 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at From The Heart Church Ministries, 4949 Allentown Rd., Suitland, MD 20746. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to From The Heart Christian School at the above address or Capital Caring Hospice of Largo, MD in honor of Patricia Maria Howard. Arrangements by HODGES and EDWARDS.

Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 3, 2012