BRANDON — Leah Pauline Howell, 87, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Magnolia Funeral Home in Corinth. Graveside services will follow at Vanderford Cemetery in Rienzi.

Mrs. Howell is survived by her husband, Sammie Parker Howell; sons Sammie Parker “Rusty” Howell Jr., John Martin “Johnny” Howell, and Richard Mark Howell (Melinda); daughter Leah Diane Howell; brother John Wesley “J.W.” Duncan; grandchildren Britney Joanna Freeny, Joshua Martin “Josh” Howell, Jinnie Lee Jellema, John Andrew “Andy” Howell, Richard Matthew “Matt” Howell, Justin Reynolds, Kyle Reynolds and Logan Reynolds; great-grandchildren, Eleanor, Rinoa, Hazel, Bella, Bradley Reid III, Harlie, Carsen, Pasley, Presley and one baby boy on the way.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS 39213.

An earlier version of this obituary omitted the date of the service.

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