Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sunday's Obituary
Mrs. Luella Markham Howard

Mrs. Luella Markham Howard was born in Lincoln County, Mississippi, August 16, 1885. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Markham

She was converted at Zion Chapel A.M.E. Church at an early age--later uniting with the Galilee A.M.E. Church.

She was married to Elijah Howard May 14, 1924. After moving to Brookhaven she united with the Avery Chapel A.M.E. Church where she served as a faithful member until she became disable.

Her favorite songs were--"Give me my Flowers" and "I'll be Somewhere Listening for my Name."

She departed this life Sunday, May 8, 1966, and leaves to mourn her passing--five sisters, two brothers, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral held at Avery Chapel A.M.E. Church in Brookhaven, MS
Interment--Carver Heights Cemetery
Williams Mortuary of Brookhaven, MS handled the arrangements.
I remember Aunt Lou Ella. She was tall with a warm, friendly face who liked to give hugs. She wore long dresses, laced shoes and stockings that didn't match her skin coloring. When we visited, her husband Elijah would go to the grocery to buy ice cream. Elijah died in 1964, Aunt Lou Ella went to live with her sister Beatrice. Lou Ella died of dementia. Aunt Lou Ella was my mother's aunt.

Obituary from the personal collection of the late Jessie Mae Markham.

You may enjoy reading Our White House on Washington Street where Aunt Lou Ella lived before her marriage and after the death of her husband.

1 comment:

  1. It was such a loss when Mrs. Luella Markham Howard passed away. But he will always be remembered by the people. One way of remembering him would be to make him a memorial page on free memorial pages