2010-03-05 / Obits

Winford Lee Howell

Nursing Home Worker

Winford Lee Howell, 66, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 22.

Howell was born on November 9, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee and worked in a nursing home.

Howell was preceded in death by his wife, Vannie Newson Howell; sister, Eileen Howell; and grandchild, Jayden Newson.

He is survived by his children, Winford Dwayne Newson, Jerome Howell (Tasha), Marilyn Denise Howell (Willie), Vanessa Howell Williams (Chris) and Relaya Howell Williams (Tommy); stepchildren, Rose, Alexandrea, Olivia, Odessa, David and Sandra; brothers, MacArthur (Ollie B) Columbus, Asbury Jr., Jerome and Charles Howell all of St. Louis; sisters, Beatrice, Rose, Cammila, Elizabeth, Elvira, Virginia and Gertrude; 23 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment took place at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Coldwater, Mississippi.

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