Elvira Howard
1925 - 2017
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Elvira Howard was the only child born to Fred and Elizabeth Bogard on September 17, 1925 in Marshall County, Mississippi. Elvira was proceeded in death by her son Freddie Howard, she lives to cherish her precious memories with her daughter Geraldine Howard Donald (Kenny), Elvira has six grandchildren, Tammy (Gregory), Julius (Unise), Nina, Freddie Jr., Veronica and Willie Jr. Eleven (11) great grandchildren, Tavares (Shawna Rene'), Kwame, Jelani, Willie III, Shala, Tiyana, Olivia, Julius Jr., Neveah, Juanita and Corvon, Three (3) great-great grandchildren, Iziaah, Vashti and Noel. Elvira was a special person that loved life and loved people. She embraced everyone and in doing so she leaves behind Two (2) Goddaughters Sharon Pointer, Carolyn Boyd and one (1) Godson Nate Pinkard "MAN" and Lifelong friends Cherry White and Anna Black along with her devoted friend and nurse, Margo Leabo. Visitation Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 9 to 11:00am with funeral services to follow at 11:00am all services at St. John Baptist Church, 2456 Mass. St. Officiating Rev. R. Robinson. Interment Evergreen Cemetery

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Published in Post-Tribune on May 28, 2017.
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June 4, 2017
Geraldine I just found out that your mother passed.I am so sorry. She was such a nice person.You have my deepest sympathy.May god bless you and your family
First Name Marsha Hall
May 30, 2017
To the family of Mrs. Elvira Howard, May you have peace in knowing your love one is in the hands of God the father of us all. She was a sweet and beautiful person who will be missed.
Cassandra Herriford
May 29, 2017
May the god of comfort comfort you and yours during your time of need.
May 29, 2017
My deepest sympathies for your loss, May the God of all comfort bring your family peace . Romans 12:12
May 29, 2017
Rest in peace my dear first cousin. Your work here on earth was done. Like you always said, "the world didn't owe you anything". You loved life and you lived it well. See you on the other side!!! Love you always and forever
Arnetha Crittenden
May 28, 2017
Condolences Geraldine to you and family.May you find comfort that God can provide.God bless you!! Ruth Bonner RHS '66
May 28, 2017
To The Family of Elvira Howard,

There are some thing you will always remember about a neighborhood; depending on the location of your house your perspective is formed. Living on the corner, I could everyone walking 25th Avenue Ms. Howard was one of the parents traveling to and from Carver as was many of our parents during our six years at Carver School; as Jesse McNeil would say, "that's Freddie and Geraldine's Mama, she don't play"....we had a lot of respect for Ms. Howard.
When I blessed to visit with her years later as an adult, I understood why soldiers when Ms. Howard made her appearance; she was very stern. I will never forget hearing her ask me "do you hear me? this is free advice. are you paying attention?"....I dare not say no.
The family has lost a Mother, and that is a great lost. My prayers are with each of you; especially Geraldine. May your heart be comforted with the joy of knowing she was know by many even in her quiet demeanor was respected. Like many on 25th Avenue, she too was an icon; someone that will be remembered by those that remain and thought of fondly. May the grace rest up your hearts during this difficult time and your memories comfort you.

Mr. Carney F. Coopwood
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