Carolyn L. Howard

March 3, 1942July 20, 2018

Mrs. Carolyn Howard is at home with the Lord and is whole. July 20, 2018 was her last day on earth and her first day in heaven. She was born on March 3, 1942. A native of Columbia County, Georgia, she attended school in Harlem.

She is survived by her son, Douglas Judson Howard and daughter-in-law April Howard of Simpsonville, SC. She is also survived by four grandchildren; Benjamin, Jeremiah, Melanie and Bryan Howard; four great-grand children; Abigail, Joshua, Alex and Mason Howard; one sister; Mrs. Ann Phillips Martin, Augusta, Georgia, and two brothers; Daniel (Louise) Cason, Dearing, Georgia, and John Wayne (Margaret) Cason, Harlem, Georgia. Mrs. Howard was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Dr. Doug Howard and by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Wall (Frances) Cason, Sr., a son, Douglas McArthur Howard, Jr., two sisters: Mrs. Alice Faye Cason Brown, and Mrs. Stella Cason Williams, and one brother: Leonard Wall (Bo) Cason , Jr.

Mrs. Howard loved children and served with her husband, Dr. Doug Howard, in the Christian ministry for over 30 years. Both Dr. and Mrs. Howard’s life goal was teaching the Bible to others so that they could have the joy and peace of personally knowing Jesus Christ. After serving with her husband in pastorates in Alabama and Georgia, God called them as missionaries to Johannesburg, South Africa where they served for over 24 years with Baptist International Missions. They established three indigenous churches: Antioch Baptist Church, Tabernacle Baptist Church and New Covenant Baptist Church, and started a Bible College to train national pastors and teachers to take the Gospel to their own people. They were also a Representative for the Society for Distributing Hebrew Scriptures, based in England, and distributed Hebrew Scriptures to the Jewish Community of Johannesburg. Since 2010, they have faithfully served the Lord at Tabernacle Baptist Church in several capacities.

The Receiving of Friends will be Friday, July 27th at 3:00 pm and the funeral will follow at 4:00 pm at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 3931 White Horse Rd, in Greenville, SC.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Missions International in memory of Mrs. Carolyn Howard.


  • Leonard Wall Cason, Sr., Father
  • Frances Cason, Mother
  • Dr. Doug Howard, Husband
  • Douglas Judson Howard, Son
  • April Howard, Daughter-in-law
  • Douglas McArthur Howard, Jr., Son
  • Benjamin Howard, Grandson
  • Jeremiah Howard, Grandson
  • Melanie Howard, Granddaughter
  • Bryan Howard, Grandson
  • Abigail Howard, Great Grandchild
  • Joshua Howard, Great Grandchild
  • Alex Howard, Great Grandchild
  • Mason Howard, Great Grandchild
  • Ann Phillips Martin, Sister
  • Daniel Cason, Brother
  • Louise Cason, Sister-in-law
  • John Wayne Cason, Brother
  • Margaret Cason, Sister-in-law
  • Alice Faye Cason Brown, Sister
  • Stella Cason Williams, Sister
  • Leonard Wall (Bo) Cason, Jr., Brother

  • Tabernacle Baptist Missions International


  • Visitation Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 28, 2018

Carolyn L. Howard

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Bill & Deborah South

July 26, 2018

Mrs Carolyn was a faithful servant of the Lord. I’m so proud to have had her as my Sunday school teacher when I was a teenager at Antioch Baptist Church, Harlem, Ga. She challenged us to memorize and live the Word of God! She will not be forgotten! Our prayers are with the family during this time.

Jason Bentley

July 25, 2018

Her and her husband was a major part in my life and strong worriers in the faith and the lord gave his hardiest battles to the strongest worriers he had and as a young man I seen them fight all the battles and hard times hand in hand with God I really miss her and him

David and Barbara Johnston

July 23, 2018

Our condolences to the family in the loss of both Brother Doug and Sister Carolyn. They were a blessing for many years to our church and to my wife and I personally. Much loved and prayed for. May God give the family the grace and strength that is needed in the days to come. Heaven is a little sweeter today.