VALDOSTA, Ga. — Mrs. Joylein Alberta Howell, 86, of Valdosta, Georgia, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family and friends on April 13, 2017. She was born on Sept. 20, 1930, in Mount Carmel, to the late Joseph May Sr. and Beatrice Harker May. She was a nurse practitioner with the state of Georgia and served as the southeast regional director of the Georgia Crippled Children's Program. Mrs. Howell is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Brent Howell, of Dallas, Texas, and Craig and Kay Howell, of Valdosta, Georgia; a daughter and son-in-law, Schara and Mike Jarvis, of Valdosta; five grandchildren, Shelly Jarvis, of Jacksonville, Florida, Ashley Howell, of Charleston, South Carolina, Tayler Jarvis, of Juneau, Alaska, Jason Howell of Columbus, Georgia, and Madison Jarvis,of Statesboro, Georgia; three sisters-in-law, Jean Howell Sands, of Adel, Georgia, Betty Howell Yates and Jim Yates, of Valdosta, and Linda Howell Guy, of Valdosta; nephews, Joseph May III, of Mount Carmel, David Sands, of Adel, Robert Morris, of Valdosta, Tony Morris, of Lake Park, Georgia, Joey Sands, of Valdosta, and Jimmy Yates, of Valdosta; nieces, Bonnie May Roberts, of Los Angeles, Lettie Morris Ladoc, of Stroudsburg, Patricia Sands Edwards, of Eufaula, Alabama, Sharon Yates Bryan, of Valdosta, and Kelley Guy McDowell, of Valdosta. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Lee "J.H." Howell Jr. (USAF Ret.); three siblings, Joseph May Jr., Madilyn May Marquette and Letha May Morris; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Claude Sr. and Clyde Gibbs Howell; two sisters-in-law, Catherine Kushner May and Lena Faye "Dink" Howell Morris; three brothers-in-law, Alfred Morris, Junior Sands and Bill Guy; a nephew, Bill "Billy" Morris; and two nieces, Faith Marquette Monk and Judy Marquette Griffin. The family would like to offer a special thank you to Buffy Walton and the staff of Hospice of South Georgia for their compassionate care. HOWELL — Mrs. Joylein Alberta Howell, 86, of Valdosta, Georgia. A graveside funeral service for Mrs. Howell will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Sylvester Cemetery in Cook County, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given in honor of Mrs. Howell to The Alzheimer's Foundation ( www.alz.org ). Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.boonefunerals.com . Boone Funeral Home of Adel, Georgia, is entrusted with all arrangements.
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