Mary Belle Howard

February 7, 1927June 17, 2018

Mary Belle “Billie” Howard, age 91, of Nashville passed away on June 17, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Ethel Cannon; husband, Johnnie W. Howard; daughter, Pamela Watkins; brothers, Vernon Cannon and Bobby Lee Cannon; and sister, Janie Blackburn. Billie is survived by her brother, Mac Cannon; sister, Margaret (Bobby Joe) Carroll; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Waller. A Celebration of Life for Billie will be held in the Heritage Chapel of the First Church of the Nazarene (510 Woodland Street, Nashville) on Saturday, June 23rd at 12:00pm. One hour of visitation will be held prior to the service in the Woodland Street Mall at the church. Entombment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery with Tom Ellis, Jan Forman, Mac McRae, Ray Dey, Jim Pate, Doyt Mason serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will include the Victory Sunday School Class.


  • Visitation Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 23, 2018

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Rita Cannon Montgomery

December 29, 2018

Would have been nice if her family had been notified. Her sister and brother found out on December 29th

Joanna Blackwell

June 21, 2018

What a precious friend Billie was, my "other mother." She shared her wisdom -- sprinkled with a lot of humor -- and her strong love for Jesus. I'll miss our long talks and "I love yous." She's right where she wanted to be.