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Barbara L. Howard

Birmingham, Alabama


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Smith and Gaston Funeral Services - Birmingham Obituary

Barbara L. Howard of Birmingham, AL completed her life journey on September 1, 2019. Barbara was an educator over 40 years and worked in the Jefferson County and Vestavia School System. In addition to being a dedicated wife, loving mother and grandmother, Barbara was a Diamond Life, active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Lifetime Member of the Tennessee State University National Alumni Association-Birmingham Alumni Chapter, Southside Matrons and the Cultural Arts Committee at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, Civitan International and Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education. Barbara joins her husband ,Clifton Howard , in heaven. She is survived by her children Terri(Ross) Gardner, Debbi Howard, Nashville, TN, grandchildren, Lindsay and Lauren Gardner and loving caregiver, Melvin Coats. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 7,2019 at 12:00 Noon at 6th Ave Baptist Church with interment in Elmwood Mausoleum. Family hour will be held Friday, September 6, 2019 from 7:15 until  8:30 P.M. at Smith and Gaston Southside Chapel.

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Terri; again my sincere sympathy goes out to you and your entire family. I'm very glad I met Barbara several years ago; she was very kind to me and I enjoyed helping her with what she needed at Unique Feet and Marmi. I knew she loved her family very much. God Bless you all in the days ahead.

R.I.P. Life well lived!!

May God bless, strengthen and keep y'all during this time of sorrow. Helen Granger and family your mother was my neighbor

Rest In Heaven

We love you Barbara!

Clifton and Barbara Howard are going to be greatly missed as we loved them so dearly. A proud legacy, and much sympathy to Terri, Debbi and other family members.

Mrs. Howard was my second grade teacher at Irondale Elementary Scbool before they integrated schools. She was a loving and caring teacher as well as an excellent teacher. She expected the best of her students. I learned how to write and do cursive so well that I got to write the lessons on the board. As an educator myself I applied the many skills I learned from her to many of the students today in the Birmingham City School System. Rest in Heaven Mrs. Howard!!!

Mrs. Howard was an incredible person filled with kindness for all who knew her. I will miss her.
Sending prayers to both Terri & Debbi - you had a beautiful Mama! Love you all!