DURHAM- Ms. Barbara Jean Howerton, 84, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
Ms. Howerton was born April 20, 1935 to the late Charles and Mary Mason. She worked at GTE for over 40 years where she retired. Ms. Howerton served as minister of music at several churches in Durham over the years. Spent her life singing for God which was her joy. Ms. Howerton was a member of Angier Avenue Baptist Church. She loved her family dearly.
Ms. Howerton is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary Mason; son, Charles “Skeeter” Terrell Howerton; brother, George Mason.
Ms. Howerton is survived by her son, Freddie Howerton (Teresa) of Creedmoor, NC; daughter, Ruth Coltrane (John) of Morrisville, NC; grandchildren, Meredith Coltrane of St. Petersburg, FL, Laura Coltrane of Holly Springs, NC, Brian Howerton (Sharon) of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Adam Howerton (Megan) of Creedmoor, NC, Jesse Owens, Trevor Barbour, Brian Stone; daughter-in-law, Fay Howerton; 12 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday July 27, 2019 at Hudson Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Jack Moody. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Flowers are acceptable or donations to the music ministry at church of your choice.