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Lillian Wade Howse



Visitation with the family:
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2020
Scales and Sons Funeral Home 314 East State Street, Murfreesboro, TN

The Service of Committal and Interment:
Following the Service on Saturday, April 18, 2020
Evergreen Cemetery, Mufreesboro, TN

Lillian Wade Howse was born May 22, 1928 in Murfreesboro TN to the late Mary Elizabeth Huff and George JW Wade Sr.

She transitioned from the earthly life to eternal life on Wednesday April 8, 2020. Lillian was the eldest of her siblings, Nannie Lou Knox, John T.,George Sr, Roy, Frank, and Jack Wade all of whom preceded her in death.

Lillian married the love of her life, TL Howse, on April 4, 1948. They celebrated 55 years of marriage until his death November 21, 2003. God blessed their union, with two of His gifts in James (Annell) Howse and Raymond Howse, who also preceded her in death.

At an early age she united with Cherry Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Charles Dowdy. She also served under the pastorate of Rev. David Johnson and Rev. James Ward. Lillian was a hard worker in her church. The words of the song, "Let the Life I live, Speak For Me" was a testimony of her Christian service. She was a member of the Mother's Board and also served as the Church Secretary and Historian. She proudly served as secretary for the Smith Fort District Association for many years and served faithfully until her health failed.

She enjoyed cooking, visiting churches and opening her home to her classmates and friends during the Holloway Red and Black weekend. She was a proud graduate of Holloway High School and attended MTSU.

Lillian was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She retired from General Electric Company and Walmart after many decades of employment. Lillian is survived by devoted grandchildren/caregivers, Tammy (Tyson) Smith, Tywana, Christopher and James Howse Jr. Great grandchildren Crystal, Carrie, Cydney, Cameron,and Aria; great great grandchildren (whom she loved dearly Terrell (TJ) Cayden and Londyn; a loving sister-in-law, Annie Wade; a host of cousins, nieces and nephews;daughter-in-law Jolaine Howse.

Special thanks to Dorothy Malone, Fannie Randolph, Diane Floyd, Betty Pearl Evans, Acie Lawrence, Lillie James, Elma McKnight, Carolyn Howse, Theresa Smith, Kelci Connell, Ida B Frazier, Avalon Hospice, Dottie Foster, Annie Wilks, Dr. Dennis Carter(Eagleville office), Dr. Lana Beavers, Elder Corey Howse, Pastor James Shelton and the
Progressive Primitive Baptist


Safely Home

I am home in heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in heaven at last.
There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth-
You shall rest in God's own land.
When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come.

God saw the road was getting rough,
The hills were hard to climb.
He gently closed those loving eyes,
And whispered, "Peace Be Thine. "
The weary hours, the days of pain,
The sleepless nights are past;
The ever patient worn out frame,
Has found sweet rest at last.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

PHONE: (615) 893-1313 - 24 hours a day

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

P.O. Box 1371
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371