Janet Howard, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 1.
Howard was born in Hertford, North Carolina on March 4, 1949.
Howard was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Howard Sr.; parents, Thadius and Louise Elliott; brothers, Floyd and Jonnie Elliott; sister, Maxine Ulmer; granddaughter, Imani Bailey; and brother-in-law, Eric Sidberry.
She is survived by her children, Chanta, Benjamin Jr., Janice, Charmaine, Jermaine and Walter Howard; stepchildren, Naquon and Ramel Howard; 15 grandchildren; sisters, Annette Adams and Linda Sidberry; brother, Richard Elliott; sisters-in- law, Adrienne, Ceceila, Bernstein, Carmen, Marlene and Molly; brothers-in-law, Freddie, William, Clifford and Leonard; aunt, Julia; eight god children, fifteen nieces, 22 nephews, 35 great-nieces, 41 great nephews, one great-great-niece and a host of cousins, family and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment took place at Pinelawn Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.