May 28, 1929 ~Jan. 11, 2013
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 12 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses for Mrs. Lorena Derouen Howard, 83, a native of Weeks Island, longtime resident of Franklin, and recent resident of Cheneyville, who passed away Friday, January 11, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Pearland, Texas. Burial will follow in the St. Jules Cemetery.
Mrs. Lorena was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend, and was a faithful servant of Jehovah. She leaves to cherish her memories eight children, Priscilla Howard McCall of Baton Rouge; Maxine Howard Willis and her husband, Mack, of Cheneyville; Tanya Howard Guss of Franklin; Davenell Howard Crumpton and her husband, Arthur, of Pearland, Texas; Davis Howard Jr. and his wife, Cindy, of Franklin; Tracey Howard Rudolph of Franklin; Michelle Howard Robertson of Franklin; and Dwayde Howard of Franklin; one sister, Elva Murray of Franklin; an adopted sister, Doris Hardin of Houston, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Davis Howard Sr.; her parents, Armand Derouen and Virginia Pennier Derouen; two sisters, Mabel Derouen and Rose Mae Good; one brother, Norman Derouen; two grandchildren, Roosevelt Johnson III and Isaac McCall; two sons-in-law, Lonnie McCall and Joel Robertson; and two brothers-in-law, Damon Murray and Minor Good.
Visitation will be held Saturday at Kingdom Hall from 11 a.m. until time of service at 12 p.m.
Serving as pallbearers will be her grandchildren and family.
Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.