Jeannette Faye (Fowlkes) Howard, 79, of Vernon Hill, Va., passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019. She was born on July 1, 1940 to the late John L. Soyars and Pencie M. Soyars. Mrs. Howard was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time fishing with them. She also is a passed President of the Danville Little League. She is survived her son, Tim Fowlkes (Beth); daughter, Connie Mayhew (Roger); brother, David Soyars; sister, Linda Myers; two step-sons, Stevie Howard, and Steve Jarvis; grandchildren, Ronnie Mayhew, Brian Jarvis, and Josh Jarvis; and several great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Howard; and a son, Robert Fowlkes. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Norris Funeral Services, Inc., West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave., Danville, Va. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral and at other times at the residence of her son, Tim Fowlkes. Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave. Danville is serving the Howard family. Online condolences may be made at

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