Janie Isabell Knight Howard,
72, the widow of Cecil Frank Howard, went home to be with the Lord on Friday,
June 9,2017 at her home.
Mrs. Howard was born the
daughter of William P. Knight & Winnie Haselden Knight on April 30,
1945 in Andrews. She was a member of Piney Forest Baptist Church.
She was a dedicated wife, beloved mother, cherished grandmother, loving
sister and aunt, and a loyal friend. She enjoyed reading, playing
games & card games, telling jokes, canning vegetables, & cooking
favorites for her loved ones. She had a special gift of caring for
others whether it be children, family members or those she was hired to
sit with. She devoted much of her time & energy as an end of
life caregiver for many.
She leaves behind:
three children, Joey (Jonie) Howard, Barbara (Freddie) Cannon, & Jimmy
(Lesley) Howard; her only granddaughter, Kelli (Cecil) Lockliear; four
grandsons, Lee Cannon, Kyle (Chasity) Howard, John Taylor Blakely and Brett
Howard; two great grandsons, Cannon Lockliear & Keegan Wildes; and
her only great-granddaughter, Kalianna Lockliear. She also leaves
behind: three sisters, Sybil K. Brooks, Patsy K. Cox & Cynthia
K.(Carl) Hardee; a very special friend, Willie Roland Browder; and many
nieces, nephews & cousins.
She was predeceased by:
her parents; her husband; two sisters, Sylvia Knight and Iris Newton; and
three brothers, William Knight, Wallace “Buddy” Knight & Earl Knight.
A Home Going Celebration
will be 11AM, Monday, June 12, 2017 at Piney Forest Baptist Church.
Officiating will be Rev. Eddy Knight and Rev. Mark Howard. Internment
will follow in the Andrews Memorial Cemetery directed by the Andrews Chapel
of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 5-8PM,
Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.