She was an active member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church, where she served as a Nursery worker and helped with Children’s Church. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren. She loved to decorate and loved her children and grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Wilma is preceded in death by one brother, Ronald “Ronnie” Lee Davis.
Wilma Howard leaves behind to cherish her memory: Husband of 24 years: Ward Howard; Children: Kristy Buchanan and husband, Shane, Arron Howard and wife, Brynna; Grandchildren: Kerstin Buchanan, Karson Buchanan; Brothers: Jeff Davis, Kenny Davis and wife, Karin; Sisters: Charlotte Burkett and husband, Walter, Shirley Necessary and husband, James, Other sister: Angie Hensley; Brother-in-law: Henry Howard; Several nieces and nephews.
The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Wilma Howard in a funeral service to be held at 7:00 pm on Saturday, February 1, 2020, in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home. Preacher Arron Howard and Pastor Noah Taylor will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by Alexis Taylor and by Teresa Masters. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 pm on Saturday, February 1, 2020 and will continue until service time in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home. A graveside committal service will be held at 2:30 pm on Sunday, February 2, 2020, in Evergreen Cemetery. Those attending should meet at the cemetery by 2:20 pm on Sunday.
The family requests that no flowers be sent. In lieu of flowers, Gideon Bibles can be purchased in memory of Wilma. You can find the cards and order forms at Valley Funeral Home. Memorial donations can also be made in her name to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Condolences and memories may also be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ValleyFuneralHomeErwin . These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Wilma Howard through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.