Date of birth: 22 Jul 1952
Date of death: 04 Aug 2022
Brenda Howard was born July 22, 1952, to the union of the late Monroe Anderson Torrey and Roberta Coleman Torrey in Lexington, Mississippi. The youngest of twins, Brenda made her transition Thursday, August 4, 2022, at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, Mississippi, with her loving and devoted husband at her bedside.
Brenda entered school at Ambrose Vocational High School and graduated high school in the Class of 1970 from Lexington Attendance Center in Lexington, Mississippi. She matriculated further at Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, Mississippi. In 1972, she was gainfully employed as a Teacher Assistant with the Holmes County School District. During her term of service, she rendered thirty-three (33) years of faithful service to the field of education at Lexington Attendance Center and Lexington Elementary School, from where she retired in June of 2005.
Early in life, Brenda gave her life to Christ and joined the fellowship of believers at Asia Missionary Baptist Church, under the capable leadership of Reverend George H. Hines, Jr. Brenda remained a loyal and continual member until the very end. She loved her church family and when called upon, she was willing to assist in any way possible. She will always be remembered for her quiet, calm spirit, her patient listening ear, and most important, Brenda loved to laugh! Additionally, she enjoyed reading, television, fine dining, shopping, and wearing fashionable apparel with the necessary accessories.
Brenda and her husband of fifty-one (51) years were passionate travelers. They traveled extensively throughout the United States and to several countries abroad.
Brenda leaves to cherish her precious memory: her husband, Willie C. Howard; two sons, Urian L. Howard, and Terence D. Howard; two sisters, Charlsye Marshall, Lexington, MS, and Linda F. (Robert) Stephens, Douglasville, GA; one brother, Cerene Torrey, Lexington, MS; two grandsons, Sabrian Howard, Oxford, MS, and Namiah Howard, Baton Rogue, LA; four nieces, Kimberly Marshall, Lexington, MS, Torre Rule, and Aubrey Adams, Horn Lake, MS, and Zoey Stephens, Sterling Heights, MI four nephews, Brandon Stephens, Charlotte, NC, Brian (Elise) Stephens, and Bryce Stephens, Sterling Heights, MI, and Aysen Adams, Horn Lake, MS, other relatives and friends.
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