Mary Howard

Mary Jane Howard (Jones)

Friday, September 24th, 1926 - Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
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Mary Jane Jones Howard, age 92, of Cedar Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.
May Jane was born on September 24, 1926 in Cedar Mountain to the late Paul Kendall Jones and Rhoda Heath Jones. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Ralph Eugene Howard who died in 2008, and a sister, Hazel Jones.
She had been employed as a beautician and a florist in Atlanta, and she cooked and traveled with the owners of NFL teams Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys. She also worked for Plantation Services in Boston, GA.
Mary Jane was active in the garden club in Decatur, GA and was known for her beautiful dahlias which she shared with others and with Rocky Hill Baptist Church every Sunday. She was known for her love of feeding the community and her specialties were caramel cake, cinnamon rolls and artichoke relish. She also cooked the Wednesday night suppers for Rocky Hill Baptist Church and she loved going on car rides. Mary Jane had a children’s book written about her by Christine Pace called “Mary Jane Has A Visitor”. (Black Bear eating her baked goods.)
Special thanks to her grandson, Kendall, for making it possible to remain in her home for the past several years and special thanks also to all at Cedar Mountain House and Care Partners Hospice who made her last two weeks comfortable.
Survivors include one daughter, Martha H. Stankey and husband Chuck; one son, Paul Howard and wife Sandy; two brothers, Solomon “Buddy” Jones and wife Ruth, and Bobby Jones and wife Lucy; two grandsons, Thomas Kendall Howard and Chadwick Thomas Etters; two great grandchildren, Austin Etters and Kristin Etters.
A graveside service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Rocky Hill Baptist Church Cemetery,
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rocky Hill Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be left at
Moody-Connolly Funeral Home, 181 S. Caldwell Street, Brevard, NC 28712.
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Frances Davis

Posted at 10:14am
Paul and Sandy what wonderful memories we share of this precious lady. We were so blessed to know her. Love and prayers to you and your family.Frances Tinsley Davis

Jean Vance

Posted at 12:41pm
Mary Jane was a wonderful aunt to me and my three brothers! My children and grandchildren also loved her so much. She was such a big part of our lives and we will always miss and love her!!

Lori Shiver

Posted at 09:06am
A published author, a cook, baker and canner, loving Mother and Grandmother. It was an honor and pleasure to have known you Mary Jane.

“When earths last picture is painted and the tubes are twisted and dried, When the oldest colours have faded, and the youngest critic has died. We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it—lie down for an æon or two,
Till the Master of All Good Workmen shall put us to work anew.”


Posted at 11:49am
At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29)

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