Goldie L.“Blackie” Howell, 86 of Ohley passed away on March 7, 2023 at Glasgow Health and Rehab Center after a long illness.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother.
She was preceded in death by husband: Clarence “Moon” Howell, sons: James “Buddy”, Kevin, Clarence “Kayo” Jr, Mark, Patrick “Pat”and Terry Howell, daughters: Sharon Kay Howell and Debra Dingess, parents: Charles B. and Refonna Haywood Kay, step-father: Joseph Miller and sisters: Helen “Dixie” Dunn and Hattie Jo Randolph.
She leaves behind her children to cherish her memory, sons: Billy (Danielle) Howell of Ohley, Rick (Missy) Howell of Shrewsbury, Phillip (Howie) Howell of South Carolina, daughters: Diana Howell of Chesapeake, Cindy Miller of Ohio, Sarah (Steve) Hicks of Maryland, Loretta Williams of Indiana and sister: Jenny Clark of Gallipolis, OH.
Blackie cherished her grandchildren more than anything and leaves behind 24 grandkids, 34 great grandkids and 11 great great grandkids. She also leaves behind her lifelong best friend: Linda Howell Carver, special family friend: Jeremy "Hook" Hamilton and her beloved dog Clyde who always watched over her.
The family would like to thank the staffs of Glasgow Nursing and Rehab Center and Kanawha Hospice for the great care they gave Blackie while she was there.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Sunday March 12, 2023 at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet with Rev. Joe McClung officiating. Burial will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.