Mother Pearl Jane Howard

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Mrs. Pearl Howard, 79, passed away on January 9, 2022. Pearl was born on July 12, 1942 in Bucyrus, OH to Nelly and Washington Carter.

Pearl was a member of Oasis of Love where she served on the Mothers Board and Missionary Board Ministries. She retired from Mansfield City Schools as a Social Worker and Secretary.

She is preceeded in death by her parents; husband, Freddy Howard Jr.; and son, Frederick Rynel Howard.

Pearl is survived by grandchildren, Jamario (Danielle) Fuller and Isis (Ron) Pounds; niece, Lona (Elder Shawn) Jackson, great grandchildren, Maria, Jamario “Rico”, August, Aaniyah, Denise, Laila, Alissa, and Ron Jr; “Her Girls”, Brinda Windham, Cathy Pointer and Inez McCruter; godchildren, Joan (Elder Raymond) Cochran Sr. and Elder Gerald (Joetta) Polk; aunt, Betty Simmons; uncle, Ronald Simmons; cousins, Marsha Williamson and Connie Harris and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Monday, January 17, 2022 from at The Oasis of Love 190 Chester Ave. Interment at Mansfield Memorial Park. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD 753 McPherson St. (formerly Williams Funeral Services). To order flowers and to offer condolences to The HOWARD Family, visit


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Condolence Messages

  1. Mr and Mrs Byron Jackson


  2. Heartfelt condolences are extended to Pearl’s family and friends. She was always the most pleasant and loving person. Always had that warm and inviting smile. She always stopped by our house on Grant St- on her way to or from Oasis. We will keep each of you in our prayers.

    Rosie Jean, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence and Carmen

  3. Mike and Renea Collins

    Heartfelt condolences to the family of Miss Pearl. May you be comforted during this time

  4. My household sends our condolences to the family Of Miss Pearl. May you be comforted during this time

  5. My Hona, so many great stories to tell. I will definitely miss her talks, laughs, smiles, words of wisdom, and support. May you rest in Heaven now. Love you. Praying for Jamario and the family.

  6. Diane (lady Di) Dennis

    My Sincerest And Deepest Condolences To The Family. Pearl And I Worked Together At Richland County Children Services For Many Years. Pearl Was A Very Unique Lady. I Know That She Will Be Missed Greatly. My Prayers Are With The Family. May You Find Comfort In Knowing That She Is In The Bossom Of Her Heavenly Father.

  7. Rita and Jean Shoulders

    So sorry for your loss. I been knowing Pearl for years she live down the street from me.We would talk all the time.Wonderful person so sweetheart Rest In Heaven.Praying For Your Family.In The Name Of Jesus Amen.‍♂️

  8. Charles and Patti ( Cash) Ray

    Praying for the Family.

  9. Tiffany Williams

    Love you Miss Pearl! What a joy it was to know you! My condolences to your family!

  10. Praying for the family of mrs Howard. I had the pleasure of working with mrs Howard in the attendance officd at
    Mansgield Senior. She was a beautiful person Mat you rest in peace.

  11. Jeff, Rosaland, Willie Crittenden and Zonie McCowan

    Rest in Heaven Beautiful Queen! We send our sincere condolences and sympathy to the entire family!

  12. Joyce Smith and Phelps Fami6

    Sending Heartfelt Condolences to the Family and Friends

  13. So sorry to hear about your passing. You were a class act and the true definition of “The Village” You didn’t play and we knew it. I know I put a few grays in your head. I will forever hold onto the memories and hugs. I think I might be a hugger because of you. Until we met again my love.

  14. Lamar and Rhonda Marsh

    You have my condolences praying for the family.

  15. Jackie Peterson

    Praying for the family

  16. Lesley Hood Simpson

    My sincerest condolences to Mrs. Pearl Howard’s family. I will forever cherish the memories that I have of being one of her Attendance Office kids at Senior High. Lots of laughter, advice, discipline and love…
    Prayers of comfort for all of you.

    • To Jamario My great nephew, I want to send my condolence to you and your family for the loss of your Grandmother.
      Prayers of comfort to all.
      Uncle Maigne

  17. My sincere condolences to the family
    Pearl was such a sweetheart and friend. We didn’t see much of each other after my kids graduated from Sr. High, but when we did run into each other be it at church or grocery store, we always had warm hellos. Rest on my friend.

  18. Rashad Thompson

    Heartfelt condolences, for Aunt Pearl she is missed already, Hearing her singing and praising god I looked forward to it every sunday. See you in the morning.

  19. Catherine morrison

    My condolences to the family Hannah you will be missed

  20. Dear Jamario and family I am so sorry to hear of Pearl’s passing We shared a close friendship over the years after she and cousin Freddie Jr development their friendship back in the 50’s! Praying for you and all the family, much Love

  21. I am sorry for your loss, praying for the family. I work with Pearl in the school system.
    I enjoyed working with her. May God grant you his peace and comfort. Elder Carrell Gandy

  22. Mark and Lisa Calloway

    MOTHER PEARL ………………………………………….. SHE KNEW US !

  23. To the family of Mother Pearl Jane Howard,
    You are all in our prayers and we give our sympathies and condolences. Pearl was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord! She is in our loving Savior’s arms and she is alright. Take care because God will see you through.
    With Love,
    Ruthie Johnson and Family

  24. Betty Palmer-Harris

    Heartfelt sympathy for the family of Ms. Pearl Howard. May God continually keep you in His peace.


  26. Bridgette Taylor

    Deepest condolences and prayers to your family and friends. You were certainly not one to play with at Sr High but you helped shaped and mold us in a way we are all grateful for, you are truly gonna be missed May God comfort all family and friends as you R.I.P

  27. Condolences to the Howard family and friends. Long time friend and co-worker in the Mansfield City School system. She will be missed.

  28. Pastor Tracy Thornton

    So many good memories, especially the ones from Mansfield Senior High in the Attendance Office. She was by far my favorite! She helped shape me into the woman I am today by not being afraid to tell me the truth in love. She will be greatly missed. Prayers for her family, church family and friends and all of us who loved her.

  29. Mother Pearl
    Wise and beautiful lady
    Rest in Power❣
    Betty Oglesby & Tammy Macklin & Family

  30. Rest In Peace dear Pearl! I worked with her at Raemelton Pupil Services for many years and I always loved her strong faith in God. She’s happy now with her beloved son!

  31. Shirley Nasipak

    I worked with Pearl at Mansfield City Schools Raemelton Student Services Building. We had lots of great laughs together. Pearl’s smile, wit, and laugh could always make you feel better. Pearl shared so many stories of Freddy, Frederick, Lona, Jamario, and other precious members of her family. I remember Jamario’s childhood artwork would always be proudly on display next to her desk. She will be missed but I feel comfort in that she is with her beloved Freddy, and Frederick once again because she missed them terribly. Sending my condolences and prayers to Pearl’s family and friends.

  32. Jametta Kennebrew

    My condolences and prayers to your family.. You touched so many lives at MSHS. RIP Mrs.Howard

  33. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’m praying for the family as well as her friends, Mother Pearl will be missed by all that really knew her. Rest In Peace My Friend.

  34. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’m praying for the Family and Friends. Mother Pearl will be missed by all the really knew her. Rest in Peace My Friend.

  35. Patricia MCCRUTER

    You have our deepest condolences, and our prayers for family that God will give continued strength during this time of such a precious loss..Mother.Pearl Howard will be greatly missed

    • DeAngela Fuller & Family

      We Love you Honna!
      Mario I’m so sorry for your loss! You and the family have my deepest sympathy!

  36. Celeste Robinson

    To my beloved sister, Pearl Jean Howard. I will miss you deeply with all my love and time spent with you and Jamario. Prayers and love to the family and my condolences.

  37. Tonya (Murphy) Kardosh

    My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of our beloved Miss Howard. I have fond memories of her from 35 years ago while helping in the attendance office at Mansfield Senior High. She “raised” all of us and helped keep us in line…as best she could. (I was glad we could not actually go outside and grab a switch back then…and I will never let someone use my phone without disinfecting it with rubbing alcohol)
    May God bless her, she had so much patience with us students. We knew she loved us. I hope she knew how much we all loved her! Prayers to the family during this time. I hope your memories make you smile. Xoxox

  38. Danny & Cindi Newbold Family

    Dear Bereaved Family,
    Our ancestors have welcomed Pearl to the family home of eternal rest. I pray Cousin Pearl’s love continue to live in the hearts of all who were touched by her.
    Sending Love,
    Cousin Cindi

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