HOWARD, Barbara

HOWARD, Barbara J. (Deck), 73, of Bridgeport, OH went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 1, 2013 at her residence.

She was born August 5, 1940 in Fairmont, WV a daughter of the late Robert and Josephine (Flanagan) Deck.

She was a Deaconess at Pilgrims Rest Jesus’s Church, Bellaire, OH.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters.

Surviving are her previous husband, David J. Howard, Sr.; a daughter, Brenda L. Davis of Bridgeport; four sons, David J. Howard, Jr. of Pittsburgh, PA, Demitrieus Howard of Bridgeport, Robert Howard and Jerome Lee Howard both of Bellaire, OH; a brother, Robert J. Deck of Bridgeport; a sister, Rebecca Deck of Atlanta, GA; seven grandchildren; and a host of great – grandchildren.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Pilgrim Rest Jesus’s Church, Bellaire, OH with Pastor Robert B. Ellisworth officiating.

Arrangements by Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry, OH.

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