OBITUARY

Howard Easter

May 3, 1921November 15, 2012

Howard Easter of Hampton, 91, peacefully went home to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of Thursday, November 15, 2012. Howard was a faithful husband, father, grandfather, teacher, neighbor and friend to all. Born in Southampton County in 1921 and reared in Emporia, Virginia, Howard moved to Newport News where he worked at NN Shipbuilding Corp. and FDR’s Civilian Conservation Camp, before retiring from the C&O (CSX) Railroad after 31 years of faithful service. During WWII, he served honorably in the US Navy, receiving an Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Medal.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Alberta Easter; his wife of 67 years, Elida M. Easter; six sisters, Ivora Robinson, Gertrude Thomas, Bernice Hill, Sylvia Perkins, Goldie Smith and Louise Easter; and his beloved brother and friend, Russell Easter. Howard was adored and leaves to treasure his memory seven children: Julia Hodge, Rose, and Barbara of Hampton; Debra of Clinton, Maryland, Marquita of Hampton, Steven (Ruth) of Charles City, and Quintin of Hampton; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, great- great-grandchild; cherished nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, and his loyal Chihuahua, Dama-Jo.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 pm Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, with a celebration of Howard's life at 1 pm. Interment will follow at Hampton-Veterans Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666.

Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, November 24, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, November 24, 2012
REMEMBERING

Howard Easter

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Karen

December 13, 2012

Easter Family, I look at Howard in this picture, and I can honestly say he was the best. He loved me and always treated me like a daughter instead of a daughter in law. He will truly be missed. He left some awesome memories to cherish. and I will always treasure the talks and the trips to Emporia, VA. Easter Family I know it's not easy but cherish the memories of Howard and Elida. They loved their family and there was nothing they would not do for them

Shakira Abdul-Ali

November 29, 2012

Dear Barbara, I am SO sorry to learn of your father's recent passing. He and your Mom will now be your most vigilant Angels as you were a loving and attentive daughter. I hope you'll remember your joy with them, so much more than any grieving over your most recent loss of your Dad, and your earlier loss of your Mom. Many Blessings for you, your son and your siblings.

Rosalee Karefa-Smart

November 29, 2012

Barbara, I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your beloved father. You, your siblings, and the rest of the family have my deepest sympathy.

Christina Johnson

November 26, 2012

I am so very sorry for your loss Sis. Easter, but please know that I am praying for you and your family. Although it might not seem like it, your father is in a much better place because he gets to be with the one we all dream of seeing...Jesus!

Love,
Christina Johnson

Meshaun Pratt

November 25, 2012

On behalf of Meshaun Pratt (Debra Easter's 4th grade student) and family, we extend our heartfelt condolences to The Easter Family. Mr. Easter is resting in the Master's Arms, and in the company of Jesus and his beautiful wife.

Paula Hawthorne

November 25, 2012

Dearest Debra,
My thoughts and prayers are with you
and the family.

November 24, 2012

TO STEVE & EASTER FAMILY MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AT THIS TIME OF NEED I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE PAIN YOU ARE GOING THROUGH A BEAUTIFUL SOUL HAS PASSED BUT THE MEMORIES SHALL NEVER FADE
GOD BLESS............. STATON FAMILY

CoCintheane Hutchison

November 24, 2012

Marquita, God bless you and all of your family at this saddd time. I love you and wish you all the very, very BEST our GOD has to offer. Take care, CoCo

sandra purcell

November 24, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

sandra purcell

November 24, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.