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Official Obituary of

Mr. Robert "Preacher" Melvin Howard Sr.

September 21, 1938 ~ March 16, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Mr. Robert "Preacher" Melvin Howard Sr. Obituary

Mr. Robert "Preacher" Melvin Howard, Sr., age 85, of Raleigh, departed this life on Saturday, March 16, 2024.

Funeral, 12 Noon, Saturday, March 23, 2024, at Smith Temple Baptist Church, 322 South East Street, Raleigh.  The Rev. Oscar Holland, Pastor, Officiating.  Visitation, 11:15 AM to 12 Noon, prior to the Service.  Interment, Mount Hope Cemetery.  Public viewing, 12 Noon to 8 PM, Friday, March 22, 2024 at the funeral home. 

Survivors; children, Billy Howard (Benita) and Robert M. Howard Jr. (Tonjia); sister, Gwen Williams; brothers, Charles Howard (Roberta) and Clarence Williams; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends at 2700 Glover Road, Durham.  

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Public Viewing
March 22, 2024

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Steven L Lyons Funeral Home
1515 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610

March 23, 2024

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Smith Temple Baptist Church (South East Street, Raleigh)

Funeral Service
March 23, 2024

12:00 PM
Smith Temple Baptist Church (South East Street, Raleigh)

March 23, 2024

Mount Hope Cemetery
120 Prospect Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27603


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