Eva Lucille (Smith) Howard

June 26, 1929 ~ December 19, 2021 (age 92)

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"Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere;  I would rather

be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked."

Psalm 84:10 (NTV)



     EVA LUCILLE HOWARD was born June 26, 1929 in Giddings, Texas to Henry and Robelia Smith.  The family moved to Austin, Texas where she received her education.


Eva Lucille was baptized at an early age at Ebenezer Baptist Church by the late Reverend Lott, and later united with Zion Rest Baptist Church.


Eva Lucille loved to spend time with her husband Harvey Howard, Jr. of seventy plus years, sitting on the porch, drinking water or sweet tea, going to car shows, Goodwill, or whatever he wanted to do.  If you saw one, the other wasn't far away.  She also loved being with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.


Eva Lucille has always served others, whether it be doing someone's hair - making them feel better, serving children at the schools - where they knew they would get a little extra.  But what she enjoyed most of all was serving our Lord.  Standing at the door of HIS house.


She was preceded in death by her parents:  Henry and Robelia Smith; brothers: Samuel and Henry Smith; sisters:  Verna Mae Wilson, and Dorothy Ann Rucker.


She leaves to cherish her memory:  husband - Harvey Howard, Jr. (70+ years of matrimony); two children - son, Charles Howard, Sr. (Barbara), and daughter - Wanda Atwood; sister - Helen Clark;  sister-in-law - Rhonda Hodge (Bruce).


Also cherishing and sharing her memory are:  Grandchildren - Charles Howard, Jr. (Sally); Charldrae Howard-Hall (Joseph); Richard Atwood; Jennifer Atwood Lewis (Laro).  Great-Grandchildren:  Deron, Deacon, Bayley, Hailey, Trey, Carter, Avery, and Aubrey, Shay - Jay and Joshua.  Special cousin, Nel Robinson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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December 27, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Phillips-Upshaw & Richard Funeral Home (Richard Chapel)
1410 E 12th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

December 28, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Zion Rest Baptist Church
3326 Paisano Trail
Austin, TX 78745

Funeral Service
December 28, 2021

11:00 AM
Zion Rest Baptist Church
3326 Paisano Trail
Austin, TX 78745

Interment following funeral service
December 28, 2021

Onion Creek Memorial Park Cemetery
11610 Chapel Lane
Austin, TX 78748

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