Mrs. Sarah Eloise Moody Howard, 93 of Blackshear, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020, at her daughter’s residence.
Born in Dupont, GA on September 15, 1927, Eloise grew up in Waycross where she was a 1944 graduate of Waycross High School. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority and was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Waycross. She had lived in Brunswick for several years before moving to Pierce County in 1978. Mrs. Howard was a bookkeeper for many years and retired from Thomas and Johnson Law and enjoyed reading her Bible and keeping her home clean. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Young at Heart Sunday School class and was a former member of the adult choir.
She was a daughter of the late Elvin Lester & Rosie Idell McLamb Moody. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Newton Howard.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy & Dana Woyce of Alpharetta and Teri & Don Horsley of Dushanabe, Tajikistan; her son and daughter-in-law, Rev. John Elvin & Mary Evelyn Howard of Augusta; her sister, Carolyn Tanzer of Waycross; 9 grandchildren, Jonathan Howard, Anna (Alex) Sickman, Sarah (Trace) Armstrong, A. J. (Randy) Wilson, Stephen (Sarah) Howard, Chad Woyce, Michael Horsley, Kellie (Alex) Maughan, and Kaitlin Woyce; 10 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services for Mrs. Howard will be held Wednesday morning, October 28, 2020, at 11:00 o’clock from the Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.
Visitation for Mrs. Howard will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 217 W. Carter Ave., Blackshear, GA 31516.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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