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Mildred Ann Howell 

Mildred Ann Howell

October 11, 2020

 

Mildred Ann Howell, 90, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020.

The graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Sylvania Cemetery with Rev. Gwan Garrison officiating. Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending are asked to maintain the recommended safe social distancing of six feet and/or wear protective masks in accordance with the State of Georgia guidelines.

Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to Sylvania Cemetery Fund, C/O Russell Smith, 428 Smithtown Road, Bainbridge, GA 39819.

Mildred Ann Ingram was born May 17, 1930 in Ashford, Ala., the daughter of Gussie and Lillie Whitworth Ingram. She married W.S. Howell, Jr. and they made their home in Southwest Georgia. Mildred was a member of Sylvania United Methodist Church.

Described as always happy, Mildred’s sweet spirit drew others in. She was known to “adopt” her children’s friends and treated them as her own. Mildred freely shared her own life lessons and never failed to include “I love you” in the conversation. She loved anything pink, ice cream, Gunsmoke, chocolate cake, and The Weather Channel. Through the years, Mildred sewed, cooked and quilted her way right into the special memories her family and friends share. She paid attention to detail and was grateful for the coloring pages and composition books she filled with her thoughts in more recent years.

Survivors include her children, Wallace Howell and his wife, Rhonda, of Bainbridge, and Joan H. Broxton and her husband, Greg, of Mayhaw, Ga.; her daughter-in-law, Karen Howell and son-in-law, Gwan Garrison; her brother, Donald Ingram and his wife, Florine, of Cairo, Ga.; and her fourteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, W.S. Howell, Jr.; her children, Freddie Howell and Judy Garrison; and thirteen brothers and sisters.