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Roberta Howell


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Roberta Howell

AGE: 82 • Wilmington

The Matriarch of the Howell family, Roberta Howell, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2017 in the Christiana Care Wilmington Hospital.

Roberta, affectionately known as "Bert", "Ms. B", "Mom B", was born on December 17, 1934 in Wilmington, DE. Daughter of the late James Smith and Elizabeth West. Roberta was a homemaker and mom to many in her neighborhood. She loved traveling with her family and watching the TV show "Family Feud" with host Steve Harvey. Roberta was preceded in death by her husband, Hallowed Lee Howell, Sr., sister Naomi Hoxter, brother William (Shorty) Bush, son Rickey Howell, and step father Levi West.

She leaves to cherish her memories, sons Hallowed Lee Jr. (Debbie), Gilbert (Jackie), Keith, Ronnie (Letitia), daughters Sheila (Edward), Roberta (her caregiver),son-in-law Juan Kelson, step sisters Patricia Mercer, Diane Mercer and step brother MacDonald Mercer, her only cousin Charles 'Bunny' Smith Sr. (Mary). She also leaves to cherish her memorable moments a large host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a enormous host of family and friends.

A viewing will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017, from 9 am to 11am at Highway Word of Faith located at 901 E. 7th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, followed by a Home going service.

Interment will be immediately following the service at Cathedral Cemetery, located at 2400 Lancaster Ave, Wilmington, DE 19805.
Published in The News Journal from Mar. 14 to Mar. 16, 2017
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