Dorothy Mae Craighead Howard

Dorothy Mae Craighead Howard was born on September 3, 1949 to the late Robert James Craighead, Sr. and Roxeanna Williams Craighead. She was a native of Garyville, Louisiana. She is the former wife of Freddie L. Howard, Sr. From that union, five children were born; Bryan Howard of Laplace, LA, Gwendolyn Brown (Charles), Freddie L. Howard, Jr. (Joycelyn), Cynthia Howard (Nicholas Samuel, III) and Brentwood Howard, Sr. (Kaynell). Dorothy is survived by her brothers, Robert James Craighead, Jr., Ervin Craighead (Debbie); her sisters, Willie Mae Craighead (Joseph Benny, Jr.), Barbara Craighead, and the late Howard Craighead, Sr. (Karen). She has 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, also 1 godchild. Dorothy Howard dedicated her life to doing God’s will and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on August 13, 2005. She remained a faithful servant of Jehovah because of her love for “thy neighbor”. She committed herself fulltime to helping people learn the good news of God’s kingdom. She was known to be a regular at the local Walmart on aisle 10. She and her friends loved speaking about Jehovah to others. She referred to it as "The Best Life Ever". She talked to her family about the future that God has promised for mankind. Her granddaughter, Troy, said "I will miss Granny’s delicious sweet potato pie that she often made for us”.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service attendees “MUST WEAR A MASK” and “Practice Social Distances. Services held on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 11:00 AM at Baloney Funeral Home, LLC, 1905 West Airline Hwy, LaPlace, Louisiana 70068, (985)224-8460. Viewing at 9:30 am. Followed by a service at 10 am. Burial to immediately follow at Saint John Memorial Gardens in Laplace, Louisiana

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