Scott E. Howard II

Scott E. Howard II, 58, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021.

He was born February 2, 1963 to Izella Wilson-Williams (Hubert) and the late Scott E. Howard Sr. He was better known as Edward/Ed Brown.

He became a faithful and supportive member of Greater St. James AME Church at very young age and served in the youth choir and was a member of the YPD. As an adult, he enjoyed Sunday School, mentoring to the young men in the congregation and serving on the Trustee Board and Sons of Allen.

He graduated from Blackshear High School Class of 1981. Later, he attended Okefenokee Technical College to pursue his dream of becoming a mechanic. After a few job changes, he landed a job at Domtar EAM where he was employed for 20 1/2 years.

He loved fishing, may it be at small ponds or the ocean with his fishing partners Jimmy McBride and James Lee. He loved watching sports. He enjoyed watching his Aniyah play basketball and track, Scarlett cheering and running, and Elijah playing basketball and football. He truly loved his Pierce County Bears.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charlie and Millie Howard; maternal grandparents, Alexander and Lillie D. Wilson; father, Scott E. Howard Sr.; step-sister, Loretta Williams; aunts and uncles, Howard and Isabella Heard, James and Doretha Tippins, Kenneth Adderly, CB James, Albert and Doris Howard, Donald Pender, Leo Pender, JL Howard, Laydel Howard, Mary Lee and Ben Thomas; mother-in-law, Mae Artis Gilyard-West; sister-in-law, Mae Alice Gilyard and several close cousins.

He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of 30 years, Wanda S. Howard; mother, Izella Wilson-Williams (Hubert); three daughters: Dana Renessa Howard Speed (Calvin), Shokia Marie Cooper, and Kijana Lashonta Hyler; one son, Demarious Scott Howard; three brothers, Gary Alvonardo Howard (Ingrid), Byron Bowens and Gregory Scott Howard; one sister, Felicia Howard; step-sister, Dr. Anita Harris (Tyrone), two step-brothers: Ronnie Williams and Calvin Williams (Tonya) and extended sister, Dorothy “Tiny” Davis (Napoleon) and sister-in-law, Tammie Marie McGauley; three brothers-in-law, Freddie D. Ward, Raymond L. Ward and Ancil T. Gilyard; grandchildren, Elijah Scott Howard, Aniyah Elise Hayes, Scarlett Noel Howard, Kamil Denise Strickland, Khole Danielle Strickland and Kaleah Dior Strickland; extended grandchildren, Gary James Monroe Jr., Tymere James Monroe and Amoni Zanae Monroe; two aunts, Marion Adderly and Jean James; two uncles, Wayne Bowles (Bernice) and Alex Wilson (Barbara) and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins and numerous close friends and co-workers that he considered brothers and sisters. He will be greatly missed for he had a great impact on everyone he encountered.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8

A service of celebration and everlasting memory will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, from the Greater St. James A.M.E. Church in Blackshear.

The Rev. Gerald Copeland, Pastor, will deliver the eulogy and reflections will be given by Neal McGauley, James Lee, Ronald McGauley and Bobbie Johnson. The Rev. Morris Pate read the Old Testament Scripture and Minister Pamela Scott read the New Testament Scripture.

Musical selections will be rendered by Ena Broady and Deacon Timmy Harris.

Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery in Blackshear.

Active pallbearers will be Howard Heard, Neil McGaulely, Ronald McGauley, Timothy Jenkins, Alton Heard and Jackey Lowder.

A repast will follow at the Lee Street Resource Center.

Harrington Family Funeral Services of Waycross is in charge of arrangements.

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