Elizabeth Jeffries Howard

January 13, 1920March 2, 2018
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Elizabeth Jeffries Howard, 98, of Culpeper, VA went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ March 2, 2018. Elizabeth was born on January 13, 1920, in Culpeper, VA, to William Lewis, II and Emma Jane Glascock Jeffries. She graduated from Strayer Business College, and then married H.W. “Whitey” Howard on May 31, 1940 in Washington, D.C. Elizabeth worked for the Virginia Department of Transportation for over 40 years,was a life-long and faithful member of Culpeper Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir, taught children, and volunteered in numerous other ways. She was a member of the Culpeper chapter of the Business and Professional Women’s Club and served as a Pink Lady with the Hospital Auxiliary. Elizabeth loved music and was a long-time member of Stage Alive Community Concert Association. She loved spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren, and she gave freely of her time in order to help her community and her church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, and she was a beloved member of her community who will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.

Elizabeth is survived by her sister, Mildred Curtis, of San Antonio, TX, her children Barbara Howard of New Kent, VA, Bill Howard and wife Glenda of Keswick, VA, Jim Howard and wife Shelia of King George, VA, and Dudley Howard and wife Sandi of Rixeyville, VA, Jane Burke of Culpeper, VA, John Howard and wife Alicia, of Savannah, GA; and Betsy Smith and husband Jon of Culpeper, VA. She is also survived by her grandchildren Kim Buchanan, Niki Spencer, Jimmy Howard, Jennifer Gardner, Angela Frazier, Jeff Howard, Carly Burke, Ian Burke, Michael Howard, Samantha Howard, Danielle Coffey, Taylor Smith, Rachel Smith, and Rebekah Smith, as well as many great grandchildren.

She’s also survived by her nieces and nephews, Dean Martin, Dottie Jessup, Nancy Coleman, and Jeff Jeffries and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, H.W. “Whitey” Howard, her parents, William L. and Emma Jane Glascock Jeffries, her brother, William Lewis Jeffries, III, and her grandson, Edwin Douglas “Skip” Smoot.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in the Culpeper Baptist Church, 318 South West Street, Culpeper with interment to follow in the Culpeper National Cemetery, US Avenue, Culpeper.

She leaves behind a legacy of faith, love, humility, and generosity: “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered” (Proverbs 11:25). In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Culpeper, 12425 Village Loop, Culpeper, VA 22701, The Culpeper Baptist Church, 318 S. West Street, Culpeper, VA 22701 or The Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., FL 17, Chicago, IL 60601 (

Online condolences may be offered by visiting The Howard family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.



  • Visitation Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 7, 2018


  • Interment to follow services

Elizabeth Jeffries Howard

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Betty james

March 5, 2018

I was sorry to learn of Liz's death, she was a lovely lady and will be missed. May you find comfort in knowing you are in the thoughts and prayers of many.
With deepest sympathy,
Betty Meredith James

Brenda Fox

March 5, 2018

I was blessed to work with Liz at VDOT until her retirement. She was always such a beautiful lady that what I couldn’t realize until I got to know her was that she was just as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. What a very special lady!
Liz always had time for her young VDOT co-workers who had so much to learn and Liz was so patient to help us in any way she could. She was a saint in all the ways she helped everyone and was so kind and pleasant. While working she was the ultimate professional and a real mentor to those of us who had so much to learn. I once told Dudley that his Mom practically raised me from just working with her every day. She was special and very unique in the workday hustle and bustle – and her job did require that she work under much stress. But…then there were the ‘The VDOT Ladies’ as you could call them. They were Liz, Virginia, Jane, Lee and Hazel and they were a close-knit group that enjoyed each other’s company so much. They were true friends. They would lunch together and break together most every day. It was a joy to see them so close. Their friendship included much love and care but also some good-natured truth telling to each other – it was amazing! I remember Betsy stopping in to see her Mom at work some days and it was no secret how much Liz loved her baby girl. But Liz loved all her children and spoke of you often, you meant the world to her. How blessed you are having that kind of love in your lives. My working with Liz let me know that she was something special, she had a servant’s soul…and the heart of Jesus. I am lifting the family up in prayer at this difficult time but if I know your Mom I bet she’s dancing in Heaven while lovingly gazing upon the face of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Jim and Martha Lynch

March 4, 2018

Very sorry for your loss.

Janet Spencer Stallsmith

March 3, 2018

I have so many wonderful memories of Elizabeth and her family spending many nights in her home when attending Culpeper High School and, later, working with her in the Residency Office at VDOT. What a remarkable, wonderful long life God granted this lady.
Janet Spencer Stallsmith