Alice V. Howell

Hollywood Baptist Church Cemetery

        Mrs. Alice V. (Harris) Howell departed this expression of life June 14, 1994. She was born October 23, 1948 in Powhatan County, VA. She was the daughter of Margaret P. Harris and the late Solomon M. Harris.

        She attended and graduated from the Powhatan County Public Schools.

        She worked previously at the Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, VA before ending her work career with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Richmond, VA in which she received many achievement awards.

        Alice was baptized and joined the Hollywood Baptist Church at an early age. Alice loved to attend her church.

        She was a devoted, and a loving wife, a loving mother of two children of whom she cherished.

        Alice leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, Clifton Howell; two children, Quenton and Quinette Howell; mother, Margaret P. Harris; three brothers, Frank Perkins, Sr., James Harris and Gerald Harris; two sisters, Mary E. Scruggs and Shirley A. Jordan; two uncles, James Harris and one devoted uncle Russell Perkins; three aunts, Martha Bartlett, Bernice Harris and Mary Hughes Perkins; seven nieces and nephews; Cynthia R. Scruggs, Angela P. Booker, Sheryl E. Cross, Marlon Harris, Frank V. Perkins, Jr., Nicole Harris, Tamika Harris; three brothers-in-law, Penny Howell, Herbert Scruggs, and Joseph Goode; two sisters-in-law, Naomi Perkins and Carolyn Goode; a host of cousins and other relatives.

When I Must Leave You

When I must leave you for a little while
Please do not grieve and shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow to you through the years,
But start out bravely with a gallant smile,
And for my sake and in my name
Live on and do all things the same.
Feed not your loneliness on empty days
But fill each waking hour in useful ways.
Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer,
And I in turn will comfort you and and hold you near.
And never, never be afraid to die,
For I am waiting for you in the sky!

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