Let the memory of Virginia be with us forever
  • 98 years old
  • Born on December 3, 1914 .
  • Passed away on June 27, 2013 .

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Virginia Howard, 98, born on December 3, 1914 and passed away on June 27, 2013. We will remember her forever.

The family held a memorial service Sept 1, 2013, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Services for her daughter, Carole Virginia Howard Schumann, were held the day before, August 31, 2013.

Posted by PHILLIP HOWARD on 3rd December 2018
Happy Birthday Mom, miss you.
Posted by PHILLIP HOWARD on 27th June 2017
Thinking more and more about the great life you provided for us and your steadfastness to God's love in yours and our lives. Miss you.
Posted by Shawn Neal on 28th June 2016
To a wonderful woman who shared with us her love for her children. I feel I know her through the love, compassion and friendship I've experienced from her loved ones! Rest in peace
Posted by Ray Howard on 27th June 2016
Mom, miss you fiercely. I try now to channel your great wisdom to help me through troubled times. You were the wisest person I have ever met when it came to being strong and doing what needed to be done even at personal sacrifice. I couldn't have been luckier as you being my mom.
Posted by Ray Howard on 27th June 2015
Your faith and guidance still holds this family together. Missing you so much.
Posted by Ray Howard on 3rd December 2014
Thinking of you all day in what would of been your 100th birthday. Love and miss you always.
Posted by Ray Howard on 3rd December 2013
I think of you all the time and even more so today. Miss you.
Posted by Gerald Westerbuhr on 20th July 2013
Virginia was one of the finest Christians I have known. Also, she was one of the finest musicians I worked with in my 45 years of active ministry. She, was honest, straight forward, understanding, and a very giving person. Gifted in several areas, her strongest gift was her music and lives she touched in her music ministry. We have been blessed.
Posted by Sheila Cram on 18th July 2013
Working for MRS Howard was a joy.She was always laughing and never had a bad word for anybody.She wrote me a prayer to say on the road when I dreading a trip one time.I am sorry for your loss.I loved her and miss her.I know she is playing the piano in heaven.God bless all of her family.Cherish the memories.
Posted by Bettie Bennett on 17th July 2013
My time with Virginia was our good times we had in "Church Women United" in Galveston. She supervised our programs, taught us how to read our parts with expression, taught us the songs to be sung, played the music for us. Never a braggidocio, but yet firm in us following her guidance. We loved and respected her expertise and her commitment to this organization. Rest in Peace Virginia
Posted by Janet Howard-Miller on 15th July 2013
Grandma was passionate about so many things including music & God, two things I hold dear to my heart. I remember playing my French horn while she played the piano. I remember her giving me singing lessons. I remember her poetry about family and Christ. What a life force. What a presence. She will be missed. I love you Grandma.
Posted by Larry Rogers on 15th July 2013
I was fortunate enough to have know both Virginia and Amster Howard for a while. I lived across the street from them in Galveston. I admired them both and thought of them as my other set of Parents. I miss them both and think of them often. They taught me more than they could ever know.
Posted by Charlotte Praker on 15th July 2013
Virginia was a wonderful lady I remember so well from Zion, her amazing music and the love she had for everyone. She will be greatly missed. God Bless you Virginia and your family.
Posted by M Howard on 12th July 2013
Grandma taught me many things. However, I'll always remember most her great traits that I learned indirectly: Genuine laughter; Unconditional Love for so many and for so long; Integrity to what she believed; Dedication; Hospitality; Music as an essential part of Life... and as the baby, I'll always remember that at one point I had the most pictures on the wall.
Posted by Ruth Anne Rusbuldt on 5th July 2013
My memories of Aunt Jinks are those of a child who looked upon her as a loving, strong and wise person who always made me feel I was special and loved and then she and Carole came to visit our father several years ago, sitting across my kitchen table from her, she again made that little girl inside of me feel very special and loved again with just her eyes. Always my Aunt Jinks
Posted by Raymond Howard on 5th July 2013
Whenever I had to question my choices my in life, I often wondered, "what would mom do?" She always had the best answers and she always had a way to see through the fog to guide you to the clear path. She was a pillar of honesty and truth and love even if it hurt which sometimes it does. I always knew this but it took me a long time to realize just what it means as a way of life.
Posted by PHILLIP HOWARD on 4th July 2013
Mom was my greatest inspiration for love of the family; she was strong in everything she got involved in, an inspiration to ALL her "grand" children who will miss her greatly. I will miss her smiles and being part of my life. May she enjoy butterflies and piano playing in Heaven forever.
Posted by Amster Howard, Jr on 4th July 2013
Mom was never fazed by convention, she lived life on her own terms. Her principles were the core of her being -a goal I am still trying to attain. She had the determination to persevere when it was difficult to uphold her ideals. She was my beacon, my guidepost, and I will miss her fiercely.

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