BOLIVIA — Mrs. Oree Elizabeth Benton Howard, 82, met her savior, Jesus Christ, face-to-face, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Dorothy Benton; and siblings, Bobby Benton and Betty Rabon.
She leaves behind a loving family, including her husband of 64 years, Thomas “Squeaky” Howard; daughter, Debby Adkins; sons, Timmy Howard and Danny Howard; daughter-in-law, Fay Howard; son-in-law, Donald Adkins; grandchildren, Joshua Howard, Matthew Adkins, Kathrine Adkins and Amber Tucker; sister, Nancy Phelps; several nieces and nephews; as well as a very loving church family at Faith Baptist Church. She also had a special friend, Ricky Waddell, who could make her smile when no one else could.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 4, at Faith Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, March 5, at Faith Baptist. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Clayton Rivenbark and the Rev. Naconial Fullwood. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Bolivia. Pallbearers will be Matthew Adkins, Tony Butler, Joshua Howard, Timmy Howard, Gabriel Whitby and Porky White. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Faith Baptist Church Men’s Group.
We would like to express our deep appreciation to the staff of Lower Cape Hospice for the excellent care given to Mrs. Howard.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Faith Baptist Church, 4455 Ocean Highway E., Bolivia, NC 28422; or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422.
Share online condolences with the family at Michael J. Fulwood Funeral Service Licensee.