Willette M. Howard

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Willette M. Howard, age 74, of Mansfield, Ohio passed away after a short illness, on Monday March 20, 2023 surrounded by her family.

She was born on March 15, 1949 in Brownsville TN. She lived in Mansfield Ohio most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Turner Day and Bertha Lee Gray.

Willette was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, treasuring her family and friends above all else.

A proud and dedicated worker, Willitte retired from General Motors Corp. after over 30 years. She was skilled in her trades as a tool and die maker. She was passionate about education and was admired for her brilliant mind.

She was a loving mother who loved to travel and spend time with her family. She will be missed dearly by family and friends.

Willette is survived by her two sons; Tony (Velma) Bond, Andre (Kim) Bond, godson; Jay (Belinda) Lindsay, 7 grandchildren; Carlos, LaShonda (CJ), Shanice, Kiara, Raven, Asia and Andre “Bubby” Bond Jr., 7 great grandchildren who brought her immense joy, 5 sisters; Carolyn, Betty (Paul),Connie (David) , Ernestine, Geneva and 6 brothers; Turner Lee, Edward (Ethel), Clarence Earl (Dora), Ezekiel (Linda), Marvin, Phillip ( Yolanda), special friends; LaVerne, Peaches, Sue, and the late Lillian Scott.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, March 24, 2023 at Latter Rain COGIC, 259 Glessner Ave. Interment at Mansfield Cemetery Association. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD 753 McPherson St. (formerly Williams Funeral Services). To stream the services, read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Howard Family, visit www.TheChapelofPeace.com

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Condolence Messages

  1. Evangelist Dr. Ella Bond-Mullens

    Sincere condolences to my family during the loss of auntie. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

  2. Patricia Harris Pride

    My condolences and prayers to the Howard

  3. Prayers for the Bond-Howard Family. Willette will be missed by those who knew her. Sincere sympathy to the family. From Wilma and James Watkins, Jacksonville Florida.

  4. Ms. Willette was a beautiful soul; she will be missed. Condolences to the family Love you all.

  5. To the Howard and Bond Family,
    You are in my prayers. Mother Howard she was a blessing. I enjoyed talking to her many times.
    I pray that God will be with you doing this time of loss.

    Love you much,
    Elder Carrell Gandy

  6. My most sincere condolences to my Family during a time such as this Gone to soon Auntie. May the family find comfort in the word to be absent from the Body is to be present with The Lord.Rest easy Auntie.

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with Willette’s family. We worked together at GM and had many conversations about family, love and life. She definitely made my job much easier and I was very grateful for her friendship.

  8. LaVerne & Robert Westerfield

    What can I say about how much I miss you. We have done lots of wonderful things together; being with our Posse; our parties and trips. You are my Sister, confidante, friend..My Besty. I truly love you with all that is within me. R.I.P. my friend…Sister. LaVerne

  9. My heart goes out to all of you. Willette was the best friend and person to go on trips with that I have ever met. We had such a good time just sitting,talking ,dancing and laughing. I will miss her always, and she will always be in my heart. I know she is with God now. Prayers and condolences.

  10. Kim Hairston-Dismuke

    Praying for the Family.

  11. Bridgette Taylor-Johnson

    My Deepest Condolences and Prayers go out to you my family. Auntie will truly be miss. Rest Easy In Paradise with Our Heavenly Father.

  12. ELD Tillman Franklin Jr

    May The GOD of PEACE OUR FATHER Grant you ALL just that. As only HE can in times like these. From our ❣️ FAMILY ALWAYS You. Mother Howard was a Treasure and we will All miss her At the RAIN. TOO GOD BE THE GLORY as We GOD’S strength and PRESENCE be with you ALL in JESUS’ name AMEN ELD TILLMAN FRANKLIN Jr and Missy FRANKLIN AND Mother WILLIAMS ❗

  13. Twyla D Wilkins

    My Sympathy

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