The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, April 21, 2012 at New Hope Baptist Church, Georgia Highway 26 East, Montezuma, Georgia, where the Reverend Allen Waters, Jr. is pastor. Rev. Dr. Johnnie Cooper will officiate. Interment will follow in the Church cemetery.
Mrs. Minnie Pearl McDonald-Howard was born on February 18, 1963 in Macon County, Georgia to Minnie King McDonald and the late Johnny C. McDonald. She was the eldest of three children. She received her early childhood education in the Macon County public school system. She accepted Christ at an early age and worshipped with the Saint Esther Temple family while in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduation, she tried her skills in the field of dentistry before finding her true calling working with young children. She worked approximately 10 years as a Director of a daycare prior to becoming a loving and devoted housewife to her husband and sons.
She spent the last 25 years close to her best friend, Willie J. Howard, whom she married in 1991. They shared many wonderful years and experience together. She was preceded in death by her father, the late Johnny C. McDonald.
She leaves a legacy of memories and love to her dear family and friends. She is survived by a devoted and caring husband, Willie J. Howard; three loving sons, Marchaffin McDonald, Martez Howard, Keith Garrett and one daughter, Kimberly Garrett; four grandchildren, Kennan, Damonti, Kennedy and McKenzie; one goddaughter, Taylor Jones; her mother, Minnie McDonald, Oglethorpe, Georgia; sisters, Stacey Walton (Charlie), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Shirley Smith, Lithonia, Georgia, Ruthie Fowler, Forest Park, Georgia, and one brother, Johnny McDonald (Tawana), Austell, Georgia; In-law, Alice Jordan, Milner, Georgia, Harold Odom, College Park, Georgia, Lottie Haddock (Algie), Atlanta, Georgia, Gloria Jelks (Clarence), Atlanta, Georgia, Jimmie Howard (Brenda), Atlanta, Georgia, James Howard (Regina), Decatur, Georgia, Iris Turner (Oliver), Montezuma, Georgia, Norman Williams, Montezuma, Georgia, Bruce Palmer (Barbara), Montezuma, Georgia, Johnny Williams, Jr. (Ludy), Coral Springs, Florida, James Williams (Jewell), Augusta, Georgia; Lewis Williams, Lauderdale, Florida, Ruthie Whitfield (Waymon), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Leonard Williams (Chanto), Ft. St. Lucie, Florida and Ronnie Williams (Sherrie), Hawaii; Devoted niece, Sharonda Haddock, Atlanta, Georgia; devoted cousin, Agnes Howard, Oglethorpe, Georgia, close neighbors, Ms. Dorothy and Debra Wise; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
- SARA CLEMONS(Thursday, April 26 12 01:53 am EDT)
I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.I KNOW[MINNIE PEARL'S] DEATH PAINS YOUR HEART.PLEASE KNOW THAT GOD REMEMBERS THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN ASLEEP IN DEATH AND HE WILL RESURRECT THEM.PLEASE FIND COMFORT IN GOD'S WORD THE BIBLE AT [JOHN 5:28-29;2 CORINTHIANS 1:3-4 AND ACTS 24:15]
YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS
- Christie Griffin Darity(Friday, April 20 12 11:28 pm EDT)
To the family so sorry for the lost of yall love one ,God makes no misstake all men have a appointed time to die.Keep yall eyes on the savor of the world he will keep yall strong,with all sympathy and prayers
- VONDA (THOMAS) MOORE(Friday, April 20 12 02:24 pm EDT)
To Minnie, Stacey and Johnny(Man), I am truly sorry for your loss, I know it has been years since we've seen each other, but I still remember the old days and good times. May God shield you and continue to bless you and keep you near. Please know that God knows your sorrows and he will help you through it, just keep the faith and he will guide your steps.
With Deepest sympathy, and Geat Love,
Vonda (Thomas) Moore
- Gwendolyn Thornton(Friday, April 20 12 10:41 am EDT)
To Stacey and the McDonald-Howard family:
Sorry to hear the loss of your sister and love one. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal, just call on the Lord and he will be a comforter for you.