Nancy L. Nye Howard

April 14, 1947April 8, 2019

A Memorial Service for Nancy Lee Torrence Nye Howard, 72, will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home. Father Santana will officiate.

Mrs. Howard entered into rest on April 8, 2019 after a lengthy battle with kidney failure. She was a native of Springhill, LA and she resided in Keithville for the past 20 years.

Mrs. Howard was preceded in death by her parents, Leamon G. Torrence and Belva W. Torrence; her son, Richard L. Howard; her sister, Gloria Stegall; and her beloved husband of 20 years, Thomas F. Nye, who was also the adopted father of her children.

Mrs. Howard is survived by her husband, Bobby R. Howard; her siblings, Dr. Leamond G. Torrence and wife Alexis, Beth T. Auger, and Janet Gremillion; her children, Tiffany N. Figgins and husband Shawn, Brandon G. Nye and wife Misty, Jerry P. Nye and wife Carissa, and Shawn M. Howard; her grandchildren, Thomas-Lee G. Nye, Leamon-Jay F. Nye and wife Jennifer, Leanza-Dawn R. Nye, David Figgins, Kevin Figgins, Jeffery Harris, Coty Harris, Brandon Harris, Dustin, Bryson, and Kimberly; and many great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Howard was an executive secretary for International Paper for many years. Later in her life she worked in child care for several establishments. Mrs. Howard was a very kind, caring woman who was always there for her family. She was a very strong woman. Following the divorce from her first husband, she worked two jobs while being a single mother. At times she would do without to ensure that her children had what they needed. Mrs. Howard was a devout woman of faith. She often encouraged others to read the Bible, to love God, and to search for a more righteous way of living. During her final years her doctors and other medical staff would frequently comment on her incredible will to live. She chose to endure and fight a hard fight to give her a few extra years with her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


  • Leamon G. Torrence and Belva W. Torrence, Parents
  • Thomas F. Nye, Previous Husband
  • Richard L. Howard, Son
  • Gloria Stegall, Sister
  • Bobby R. Howard, Husband
  • Dr. Leamon G. Torrence and Alexis, Brother and wife
  • Beth T. Auger, Sister
  • Janet Gremillion, Sister
  • Tiffany N. Figgins and Shawn, Daughter and husband
  • Brandon G. Nye and Misty, Son and wife
  • Jerry P. Nye and Carissa, Son and wife
  • Shawn M. Howard, Son
  • Thomas-Lee G. Nye, Grandson
  • Leamon-Jay F. Nye and Jennifer, Grandson and wife
  • Leanza-Dawn R. Nye, Granddaughter
  • David Figgins, Grandson
  • Kevin Figgins, Grandson
  • Jeffery Harris, Grandson
  • Coty Harris, Grandson
  • Brandon Harris, Grandson
  • Mrs. Howard is also survived by her grandchildren, Dustin, Bryson, and Kimberly, and by many great-grandchildren.


  • Memorial Service Friday, April 12, 2019

Nancy L. Nye Howard

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