HOUSTON – Virginia Joann Higginbotham Howell, 65, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Oct. 27, 1947, in Chickasaw County to John D. Higginbotham and Murtice Woodall Higginbotham.
She was a retired truck driver. She attended Macedonia Methodist Church in Houston.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Lampkin officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Houston. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Lowell Don Howell of Houston; one daughter, Jennifer Carter of Dyer, Ark.; one son, Thomas Howell (Leigh Ann) of Houston; two sisters, Linda Brabant (Warren) of Plato, Mo., and Mary J. Nabors (J.D.)of Houston; and three grandsons, Ethan Hardin of Fort Campbell, Ky., Dalton Carter of Pontotoc, and Garrison Howell of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Bill Higginbotham; and her two sisters, Lucy Trent and Kay Trent.
Pallbearers will be Ethan Hardin, Dalton Carter, Garrison Howell, Kevin Moore, Billy Moore, and Paul Trent.
Honorary pallbearers will be all of her truck driving family.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Macedonia Methodist Church in Houston.