Funeral services for Mrs. Hilda Sullenger Howard age 88, of Huntsville, AL, formerly of Kelso, will be conducted Friday at 2 p,m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Kelso Cemetery. Mrs. Howard passed away Tuesday evening in Huntsville Hospital.
Mrs. Howard was a native of Lincoln County, the daughter of the late Henry Bonner and Cordelia Dotson Sullenger. She was a former secretary and a member of the Liberty Church of Christ. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother, affectionately known by family and friends as “Mae”. She touched the hearts of all who knew her. Mae loved her family and enjoyed cooking for them. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Her family loved her endlessly.
Survivors include her daughters Kay Honey and husband Anthony of Lynchburg, Jana Bertus and husband Roscoe of Huntsville, grandchildren Robyn Honey Fletcher and husband Paul of Lynchburg, and Neil Honey and wife Julie of Smyrna, TN, great-grandchildren Ben, Maecy and Katy Fletcher of Lynchburg, Rylee Kay Honey of Smyrna and beloved granddog Molly Ann. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years O.E. Howard who passed away in 2010 and brother Mack Henry Sullenger.
Visitation with the family will be Friday from 12-2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.