April 17, 1955 - April 5, 2021
Johnny Lee Howard-Jones was born April 17, 1955, to Odell and Jola Howard Sr. in Hughes, Arkansas. He was the third of eleven children. His parent Odell and Jola Howard Sr. , his grandparents Julius Thomas, and Ethel Bell Seymore, Lawerence and Buhla Jones, his daughters, Christine Howard and Brandy Veal, all proceeded him in death. Johnny was educated at Mildred Jackson elementary school in Hughes, Arkansas, until his family moved to St. Louis, Missouri In 1964, then he attended Dozier elementary and graduated from Soldan high (home of the tigers). He played football for Soldan and from there he played for the St. Louis City Cowboys football league (semi pro) and also tried out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he was self-employed as a carpenter for over 30 years. Johnny gave his life to Christ. He was baptized and became a member of Faith Miracle Church and sang with the gospel group (Amazing Grace The Anointed) he met Nina Boyd in 2008 and they were together for many years and were engaged to be married in 2021. Johnny had a big sense of humor, horse playing and memories with his nieces, nephews and cousin, some of his best known playful things to do was to grab their wrist and squeeze it until they said uncle, he was best known for picking them up and throwing them in the pool, but they truly loved their uncle. Johnny leaves to cherish his memory: his fiancée Nina Boyd, his children Khalia Howard Ware (Charles), Johnny Lee Howard Jr. (Dominique), Darion Howard (Kyra), Ciara Howard and Stephen Howard; his stepchildren, Stephanie Boyd, Jesse Betts III and Jamar Stegall; 10 siblings James Johnson (Shara), Odell Howard Jr. (Janie) Lawrence Jones (Sharon), Tommie Lee Jones, Michael Lewis Jones, Julius Thomas Jones (Audrey), Curtis Jones (Christine), Debra Williams (Davey), Virginia Childres (Ronnie) Annette Jones and a host of nieces, nephews, cousin and grandchildren.
Johnny Lee Howard-Jones was born April 17, 1955, to Odell and Jola Howard Sr. in Hughes, Arkansas. He was the third of eleven children. His parent Odell and Jola Howard Sr. , his grandparents Julius Thomas, and Ethel Bell Seymore, Lawerence... View Obituary & Service Information
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