Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Beautiful New Hope Baptist Church in Mound Bayou with Rev. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mound Bayou.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2013, at T.L. Redmon Funeral Home Chapel in Cleveland and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Survivors include wife Christine Shaffer of Mound Bayou; children Nathaniel Brock of Bellville, Ill., and Thomas Brock of Springfield, Ill.; four grandchildren; father Willie Howard of Cleveland; nine siblings, Shelia Howard of Mound Bayou, Tevoria Howard of Cleveland, John Fonville of Milwaukee, Wis., Herbert Jones of Millington, Tenn., Kate McGowan of Chicago, Ill., Nathanial Burns of Virginia, LaTonya Watson of Mound Bayou, Rhonda Malone of Southaven and Fitzgerald Watson of Mound Bayou; and a host of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.