Virginia Sue Parsons Howard



Virginia Sue Parsons Howard, 72, of Center, passed away peacefully at her home on January 3, 2018.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at noon.
Sue was born January 5, 1945, in Electra, Texas, to Raymond R. Parsons and Virginia Cooper Parsons. She married Wayne R. Howard on May 14, 1966. Sue was a member of First Baptist Church in Center. She grew up in Levelland, Texas and eventually moved to Center in 1977. Sue taught school in Shelbyville and Center and was very interested in kid’s education and wellbeing. She enjoyed talking to young people at every opportunity.
Sue truly cared for her family and friends and wanted everyone she came in contact with to enjoy life as much as she did.
She is survived by
Husband of 51 years: Wayne R. Howard
Corby Wayne Howard and wife, Kateri, of Hallsville, Texas
Courtney Howard Helton and husband, Scott, of Dripping Springs, Texas
Connor A. Howard
Blake T. Helton
Cole H. Helton
Jimmy L. Howard
Danny L. Mitchell
A number of nieces, nephews and cousins
Preceded in death by
Parents: Raymond R. Parsons and Virginia Cooper Parsons
Sister-in-law: Clara L. Howard Mitchell
Pallbearers will be Corby Howard, Scott Helton, Blake Helton, Cole Helton, Scott Mitchell and Wil Blackshear.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Howard, Danny Mitchell and John Childress.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to HeartsWay Hospice or First Baptist Church, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935.
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