Age 56 of Dwight and formerly of Chicago, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Morris Hospital.
Born December 19, 1961 in Chicago, Mary was a daughter of Henderson and Luberda (Barron) Howard. At the age of 12, Mary moved to the Fox Developmental Center in Dwight where she would make lasting friendships and grow as a person. She always looked her best and was known for showcasing her extensive jewelry collection. She was also notorious for being "in the know" with all of the happenings. Mary will be remembered most for her beautiful smile.
Survivors include sisters, Linda (Dennis) Mister of Roseville, Michigan and Betty Gilliam of Chicago; brothers: Vience Howard and Darnell Howard both of Minnesota; two aunts: Letha (Jimmy) Buckley and Emma Barron; nieces and nephews: Aisha, Camille, Henry, Khabir, Andrew, Eunique, Monique, Beonica, Darnesha, Nichelle, Destiny, and Danielle, as well as numerous others.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Tyrone and Lionell Howard; sisters: Denise Howard and Georgia Barron; niece: Horonda Sibley, and nephew: Antawn Howard.
Family will receive friends Monday, August 6, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral service 11:30 a.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 203 Liberty Street in Gardner.
Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.
Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Mary’s memorial page online by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com
Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Gardner. (815-237-2526)