ELM GROVE – Services for Mary E. Howard will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017 at Rose-Neath’s Bossier Chapel. Officiating will be her son-in-law, Pastor David Murphy of Restoration Fellowship Church and Pastor Bryan Reed of The Simple Church. Interment will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park, Haughton, LA. Visitation will be from 11 am Friday until service time at the funeral home.

Momma was sent from Heaven July 1, 1933 and returned on March 15, 2017. She was married to daddy, Bill Howard, for 47 years. Her biggest job was being a mother to Linda and husband, David, Lisa and husband, Ron, Lana and husband, Troy and “adopted” by Andrea McAdams. She helped take care of her grandchildren and loved as her family grew, with the grandchildren that married in new ones and having ones born. Now they total 18 grands and 14 greats. When she was able, she loved fishing and living the country life. But now she has been reunited with her husband, parents, brothers and sister and most importantly, her Heavenly Father, who blessed her all days.

Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, J.D. Murphy, Tony Odenbaugh, Ethan Odenbaugh, Chris Bordelon, Seth Cotsopoulos, Keith McAdams, Cody McAdams and Andre Blanks.

Special thanks to Eileen Lewis, Leslie LaCour, Linda Neal, Charlotte Farley, Tonette Williams, Debbie Cangelose, and Chaplain Steve Slaughter with St. Joseph Hospice; sitters, Yvonne Brown and Lynette Veals; our friends for all the support, hugs and prayers and most important to God for allowing us to have the most amazing mom, mother-in-law and granny in the world.