Rosemary D. Howard, 69, of Raleigh, formerly of High Point, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
Rosemary was born December 19, 1945 in Sampson County, NC to the late Johnny Ivey Deaver and Esther Jennette King. Rosemary will be remembered as a devoted wife, a loving mother, a proud grandmother, and a kind soul to many. She was a graduate of Gardner Webb University, High Point University and UNC-Greensboro. Rosemary enjoyed teaching for 31 years as an elementary school teacher in High Point, NC at both Oak Hill and Shadybrook Elementary Schools. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Rosemary was preceded in death by her son, Robert W. Howard II and brother, Henry Deaver.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert W. Howard; daughter, Roxanne H. Krotoszynski and her husband, David; brothers, Ivey Deaver and Charles Deaver; sisters, Ruth DeYoung, Jean Blackman, Joyce Pierce and Alice Thompson; grandchildren, Dana and Arya.
A funeral service will be held 1pm Monday, April 20, 2015 at Friendship Baptist Church, 5510 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609. Entombment will follow the service at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612. The family will receive friends 12-1pm prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church.
Condolences may be sent to www.MitchellatRMP.com