Margaret Ann Howard

April 1, 1940 ~ July 31, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old


Margaret Ann was born the second child to O’Neal and Louise Williams in Springfield, TN where she attended school and graduated from Bransford High School. She enjoyed playing basketball with her sister Matti and played against future Olympic track star, Wilma Rudolph. Margret would go on to marry Billy Meneese, Sr., and have six beautiful kids, Roberta, Billy Jean, Jerry Wayne, Eugene, Renee, and Billy George.

Margaret spent many of her early years in Indianapolis, IN until she and her family relocated to Seattle in April of 1970. Once in Seattle, she joined Beacon Hill Baptist Church, where she was an active member. She then began working at East Martinizing Dry Cleaning and Safeway Grocery. It was here that she found her love for competitive bowling where she played on a travel team, she also enjoyed going to Long Acres with her brother Leslie. Margret worked for years at Restorative Care as a Supervisor in the kitchen. This last venture would begin her lifelong career caring for individuals and later became an entrepreneur with the opening of Ann’s Daycare.

In the early 90s, Margaret expanded her home daycare because working with children was her passion. As a result of her business expansion, Margaret, also later known as “MOM”, met and bonded with several families in the Seattle and Renton community. Her love for children was unmatched and her famous quote, “I don’t make no difference in kids” was something she truly lived by.

Margaret met and married Mr. Eddie Howard later in life and they spent the best latter years of their lives together until he went home to be with the Lord.

2001 brought a life change for Margaret when she accepted the Lord. Through her devoted service, she soon became known as “Mother Ann” of Faith Tabernacle WORLD Ministries. Mother Ann continued to serve faithfully until the Lord called her home.

Mother Ann was a mother to many throughout the years. She had an enormous heart that accepted any and everyone, regardless of their situation but remember, if you asked Mom a question, you better be ready for the answer. In her free time, she loved playing BINGO, watching sports, Lifetime, the game network, and playing cards (and if it was Spades, you were going to lose), and she enjoyed dancing.

What was most important to Mom, FAMILY!

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Howard; her parents, O’Neal and Louise Williams; children, Roberta, Billy Jean, Eugene, and Bill George; brothers, Toby and Leslie Williams; and grandson Don Dowlen.

She leaves to mourn her passing yet cherish her memories, her children, Jerry (Bonnie), Renee (Philip), Teena, Joan and Goddaughter Theresa; sisters Mattie, Ozzie Pearl, and Elma Jean; grandchildren Deon (Emma), Felecia (Mike), Shimika (Anthony), Tony (Missy), Laticia, Dandre, Billy, Tremaine, Tyree, and Jamar.

A host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and family and friends will be left to cherish the memories of Margaret as she was known to those who loved her. Gone for now but never to be forgotten until God decides we shall meet again ... We love you, MOM!!!

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August 16, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Serenity's Personal Alternative Chapel
749 Central Ave N
Kent, WA 98032

August 17, 2023

9:00 AM to 9:50 AM
Cross and Crown Lutheran Church
10940 SE 168th St.
Renton, WA 98050

Funeral Service
August 17, 2023

10:00 AM
Cross and Crown Lutheran Church
10940 SE 168th St.
Renton, WA 98050

August 17, 2023

1:30 PM
Tahoma National Cemetery
18600 SE 240th St.
Kent, WA 98042


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