Sarah "Betty" (Morrison) Howard

April 25, 1940 ~ March 14, 2020 (age 79)


Change of Plans!!!

Thank you for loving our Mom, Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" Morrison Howard who passed away peacefully, Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Due largely to our desire to help many of Mom's older friends feel safe celebrating her life and attending her funeral, we are going to change the plan that was announced in Mom's obituary online and in the Statesville Record and Landmark.

Here's the new plan as of 3/16/2020 at 5pm: The family will gather at a graveside and burial service for Betty at Oakwood Cemetery in Statesville on Wednesday, 3/18/2020.

Once nearly everyone agrees that it's very safe to all gather together again in large groups, we will plan a Celebration of Life and Funeral for Mom. That date and time are unknown and will be announced at some point in the future very likely using this same media. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this difficult time. We certainly apologize for any inconvenience and hope you will understand.

Love to you all,

Gene, Libby and Phillip Howard.



Sarah Elizabeth “Betty” Morrison Howard, 79, of Statesville, passed away, Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Betty was born April 25, 1940 in Iredell County and was the daughter of the late Milton Hall Morrison, Sr. and Mabel Mills Morrison. She attended Iredell County schools, was a graduate of Cary High School, Mitchell Community Collge and was retired from Iredell Statesville School System as a Cafeteria Manager.  She was married to the late Roy Eugene Howard, Sr., who died February 1, 2016.

She is survived by three children, Gene Howard (Susan) of Four Oaks, NC, Libby Hill (Roger) of Olin, Phillip Howard (Cammie) of Huntersville; six grandchildren, Buck Burns, KeeLeigh Hill, Taylor Howard, Zach Howard, Keith Knaus and Michelle Knaus; one great grandchild, Faith Tyner; one brother, Milton Hall Morrison, Jr. (Catherine) of Hamptonville and one sister, Rhoda Harpe of Forest Heights, IL.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Paschal Morrison and an infant sister, Laura Adele Morrison.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Arthritis National Research Foundation, 19200 Von Karmen Ave., Suite 350, Irvine, CA 92612 and Cooking for Christ, 168 Saddlewood Lane, Statesville, NC 28625. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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Arthritis National Research Foundation
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Cooking for Christ
168 Saddlewood Lane, Statesville NC 28625

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