Geneva Swain Howell, age 74, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 5, 2018. She was born July 7,1943, to Ledford and Alta Swain. She was a 1961 graduate of Lithonia High School and a devoted member of Bethel Baptist Church in Stone Mountain. Geneva was a faithful Christian and a loving wife to Ronnie for nearly 55 years. A proud mother and beloved “Memaw” to her 5 grandchildren, she was extensively caring of others and gave greatly of her time. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends. Geneva was preceded in death by her parents, Ledford and Alta Swain and is survived by her husband William Ronald Howell, brother JT Swain (Marsha), sister Alice Willingham, two children Ronda Dyer (Jimmy) and Cliff Howell (Shelby), and grandchildren, Geoffrey, Beverly, Caroline, Chelsea, and Olivia. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Bethel Baptist Church, Stone Mountain GA. The family will receive friends at Wages and Sons in Stone Mountain, on Monday, May 7, 2018 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and prior to the funeral service on Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift in memory of Geneva to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. “To know her was to love her”

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  1. We are so sorry to hear. Our prayers are for the family in this sorrowful time. Geneva was a sweet and wonderful person to know. Her smile will be missed.

  2. She had such a beautiful soul and will be remembered for all of the selfless acts she has made all throughout her lifetime. Geneva was a beautiful woman and was so strong. She was such a good Memaw to me and all of her grandchildren. She always said she couldn’t wait to be in the Lord’s arms and now she is. She will be so missed here on Earth but we all know she’s looking down on us watching over us every step of the way. I love you Memaw.

  3. She was such a joy to life! Sweet and always smiling! Glad I saw you at the family reunion! RIP you will be forever missed.

  4. Our family will like to extend our deepest sympathy for your precious loss. Miss Geneva had a beautiful soul, very funny and had a heart of gold. She will be missed by so many that loved her including us. We pray that you and your families will find strength even in the midst of your grieving.

  5. To The Swain & Howell Family:

    I was saddened to hear that your Beloved Ms. Geneva passed away. Ms. Geneva Blessed so many people with her faith and kindness, which I noticed the moment I first met her. What a good and generous woman she was. May the memory of Love shared comfort the family in the days ahead. With warm thoughts and prayers.
    My Sincere Condolences

  6. Acts 24:15 gives a wonderful hope of a resurrection for those we have lost in death. May you endure and find peace through our Father, the God of all comfort

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