Joyce Copeland Howell
Joyce Copeland Howell passed away on June 4, 2017 at the age of 76 in Houston, Texas. She was born on March 16, 1941 in Beaumont, Texas to Woodrow and Elaine Copeland.
Joyce is survived by her loving husband of nearly 58 years, C.D. Howell, Jr. and their three children, Rhonda Hallard and husband Andrew of Houston, Clifton Howell and wife Jennifer of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Sandra Hargrove and husband Tom of Tyler. She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, and her sisters, Dena Williams and husband Robert, Kay Lewis and husband Jay, and brother, James Copeland and wife Molly.
Joyce’s passion for children was apparent through her service at Mother’s Day Out at Wilcrest Baptist Church, as a computer lab instructor in Alief ISD, and as a foster parent. She was a loving homemaker and mother to multiple generations of her children.
Joyce was a person with a strong faith in Jesus Christ and it showed in her love for the people around her. Her faith radiated in all that she did, and with each breath she took she taught the love of Jesus.
A memorial service celebrating Joyce’s life will be held at Parkway Fellowship Westpark Campus (27043 FM 1093 Rd., Richmond, TX 77406) on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 1:30pm. Parkway Fellowship will receive flowers for the service. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in memory of Joyce to Parkway Fellowship at http://parkwayfellowship.com/give/.