Louise Chitty Howard

March 14, 1938 - November 24, 2022

03/14/1938 - 11/24/2022

Past Services

Visitation
Monday November 28, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel
314 Main Street West
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
252-396-0202 | Directions
Funeral Service
Tuesday November 29, 2022
11:00 am
Meherrin Baptst Church
519 Meherrin Avenue
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Directions
Additional Information:

Rev. John Porter will be officiating the service.

Cemetery
Tuesday November 29, 2022
11:30 am
Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery
519 Meherrin Lane
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Directions
Additional Information:

Immediately following the church service.

Louise Chitty Howard, 84, of Murfreesboro, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2022, surrounded by family.

Louise was born on March 14, 1938, to Ruben Duncan and Virgie Northcott Chitty in Hertford County North Carolina. She married the love of her life and her best friend, Curtis Howard, Jr. on May 4, 1957. They were happily married and cherished each other for sixty-five and half years. Louise worked for many years as a clerk at Town & College Cleaners and worked her later years as a funeral attendant at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service at the Murfreesboro Chapel. She was a devoted member of Meherrin Baptist Church serving on many committees like bereavement, she taught 1st and 2nd grade Sunday School for 47 years, sang in the choir, and she cooked and visited the shut ins. Louise was someone that you could sit down and talk to about anything. She was a great listener and gave good advice in a loving way. She will be greatly missed by those that knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Margaret Chitty Brinkley, her brother-in-law David Alan Brinkley, Jr. and two brothers, Ruben “RD” Chitty and Ronald Chitty.

Louise  is survived by her husband Curtis, two sons, Thomas Eugene Howard and his wife Debbie of Ahoskie and Stuart Curtiss Howard and his wife Wendy of Conway; a daughter, Jackie Howard Pierce and her husband Vann of Ahoskie; a brother, William “Billy” Chitty and his wife Sharon of Cleveland, OH; four grandsons, Neal Thomas Howard and his wife Leigh Ann, Casey James Howard, Tyler Howard, and Andrew “Drew” Howard; a granddaughter, Lauren Nicole Pridgen and her fiancé Billy Slemp; two step-granddaughters, Lauren Pierce Allen and her husband Greg and Chelsea Pierce Mast and her husband Mark; a step-grandson, Ryan Michael Pierce; three great-granddaughters, Harper, Skylar, and Mary Paige and a step-great grandson, Hunter and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 28, 2022, from 6:00-7:30PM at Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, NC.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 11:00AM at Meherrin Baptist Church with Rev. John Porter officiating the service. The burial will follow at the Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery.

Flowers are welcome and memorial donations may be made to Meherrin Baptist Church, 519 Meherrin Lane, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Howard family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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T.Glenn Chitty
2 months ago

So sorry to hear about Louise. She was a wonderful Christian Lady..our family will always remember her & Curtis for their love & caring for our Father & Mother, Zeb & Verdie Chitty. Love and Prayers to Curtis & Family.
Glenn & Linda Chitty & Family

Pat Thornton
2 months ago

Ms Louise was a wonderful Christian Lady. When I think about growing up at Meherrin Church, she is one of those people I remember fondly. She was always kind and very interested in others. To the family: I know you will truly miss her.
I am so sorry.
Pat Francis Thornton

Elizabeth Harrell
2 months ago

Tommy, Stuart and Jackie, so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. Sending❤️ and 🙏🏻.

Judith Warren
2 months ago

I will always remember her for the wonderful Christian women she was.