Barbara J Howell

Barbara J. Howell, affectionately known as mom, grandma, Aunt Barbara, departed this life on December 27, 2020 at Stonybrook University Hospital, Stonybrook, New York.

Barbara was born on December 1, 1943, in Taylor County, Georgia to the late Robert Little and Minnie Harris.  She was one of eight children from a very close-knit family.

Barbara was an exciting and beautiful young lady.  During her younger years, she met and married her childhood friend, George Howell on February 29,1964 and raised four adoring children.

Barbara was an ambitious, hard worker.  She worked for Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York as a Nurses Assistant for 29 years at which point, she retired to enjoy her life and grandchildren.  Barbara had a spunky and caring personality.  She was known for her amazing cooking, card playing and love for the Casinos, which brought her much joy.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, son Alonzo, brothers, Alton, Willie, Horace and Robert Little, sisters, Maxine Gray, Carol Shorts, grandson Joseph and great-granddaughter, Alana.

She leaves to cherish her memory, sister Fannie Jackson (South Carolina); daughters, Bonnie Nelson (New York), Angela Montgomery (Georgia); sons, Morris Little (Georgia), George Howell, Jr. (North Carolina); daughter-in-law, Wanda Little (New Orleans); son-in-law, Mack Montgomery (Georgia); sister-in-law, Betty Little (Pennsylvania); grandchildren, Imani Nelson, Marcia, Elsie, Cheryl, Morris, Kendon, Monique, and Jaidyn; great-grandchildren, BeLovitt, Lovelle, Kyle and Abrielle; and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends.