February 9, 1955 ~ January 22, 2021

Born in: Atlanta, GA
Resided in: Monroe, GA

Rena Lavern Howard, 65, of Monroe, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021.

Rena was born on Wednesday, February 9, 1955 in Atlanta, GA to Robert Irby Gray and Lillian Louis McGiboney. She was married for 49 years to the love of her life, Charles “Frankie” Howard on August 14, 1971.

She had a very green thumb and would love to garden and she could grow anything, from vegetables to beautiful flowers. She also enjoyed playing on the church softball league and fishing at the family lake house. Spending time with her family was a big highlight of her life. She loved taking care of her family and anyone else that came into her life. She enjoyed making crafts, especially with her grandkids and loved having them help her take care of her chickens and ducks. When she had free time she liked to visit Harrah’s Casino and playing the 1 cent slots. When she wasn’t at the casino she would love to play Cash 3 and definitely loved the scratch off’s.

She is survived by her husband, Charles “Frankie” Howard, Monroe, GA; son Jason (Gypsy) Howard, Monroe, GA and their children Curtis Robinson, Devin Robinson and Jasmin Howard; daughter, Mendy Powell, Monroe, GA and her children Peyton Howard, Gage Felton and Skyler King; brother, Irby (Brenda) Gray; Loganville, GA; sister, Rita (Billy Ray) Allen, Lilburn, GA; sister, Cindy (Alan) Camp, Hull, GA; along with 6 nieces and 4 nephews.

In lieu of flowers there is a Go Fund Me Page:


Services

Visitation: February 4, 2021 6:00 pm - February 4, 2021 8:00 pm

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

770-469-9811

Visitation: February 5, 2021 1:00 pm - February 5, 2021 2:00 pm

Mountain View Baptist Church
4618 Redan Rd.
Stone Mountain, Ga 30083


Mountain View Baptist Church
4618 Redan Rd.
Stone Mountain, Ga 30083


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  1. CandleImagePrince Avenue Baptist Church and school was blessed with the long hours she put in working at the church. She took very good care of us. She was a hard worker. I enjoyed her stories about her family. She loved them very much.

  2. CandleImageMy heart is broken with the loss of Rena!💔 But this I know-she is a child of the King and she is in his arms healed and now a Angel!😇
    Psalm 147:3
    “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

  3. Rena was such a sweet spirit. I enjoyed the times we got to to talk while working at Prince Avenue. I have known Rena for many years, she was a hard worker and enjoyed being around our people. She is already being missed at the church and school. RIP sweet lady, for you are in a better place.

  4. We are so sad to hear of Rena’s passing. I will always remember her lovely smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends.

  5. So sorry to here about Rena,through the years it was so good to have know her and Frankie. Our prayers are with youFrankie and your family.

  6. CandleImageHolding Jason, Gypsy Howard and family close to my heart during this difficult time.
    “Who ever shall come thru me to the father shall have ever lasting life.”. R.I. P.
    Love ya’ll you are all in my prayers.

  7. CandleImageWe just heard the news. I am so very sorry Thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. She was such a delightful person and will be.missed tremendously.

  8. CandleImageSo sorry to hear. God bless. Such a good life will be missed by many. Prayers for the family 👪….

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