Born Saturday, August 25, 1934
Died Wednesday, July 17, 2019
In Grayson, Oklahoma on August 25, 1934 a beautiful baby girl was born to Oliver and Eva (Porter) Howze. They named her Bobbie Jean Howze.
Bobbie grew up in Grayson and attended school there graduating with the class of 1953. She accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. She was a faithful and active member of Union Baptist Church until her health began to fail.
Bobbie loved her family especially those grandbabies and was always cooking and surrounded by family. She worked for many years as a cook at various places until she retired as the head cook at Dewar Senior Center. Bobbie worked in the church as a choir member, mission sister and trustee. She also worked in her community and helping others, she was town clerk and a volunteer firefighter.
A gentleman from Bobbie’s past “Alois Holmes” came and swept her off her feet and they became husband and wife in April of 2006, and resided in Sperry, OK. Bobbie’s health began to fail and she moved back to Grayson where her children took care of her. Bobbie was a fighter. Even when her body was weak, her spirit was strong. She was a “Living Testimony” that God’s grace is sufficient for all of us. Bobbie departed this life on July 17, 2019 at 1:45 pm.
Although we mourn her passing, we rejoice in her home going. We love her and will miss her but will take comfort in knowing that she is in the arms of Jesus.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents Oliver and Eva Howze, one sister, Theressa (Toosie) Matthews, two brothers, Rudolph Howze and General Howze, son, David Fox, daughter, Mary Clinkscale and one great grandson, Jo’Lon Washington and a special cousin, Ealer Ola Smith.
Bobbie is survived by her devoted husband, Alois Holmes, Sperry, OK; two daughters, Wendy Clinkscale (Raymond) Tucker, Grayson, OK, Dezetta Clinkscale (Paul) Jackson, Grayson, OK; two sons, Jerome Gresham, Okmulgee, OK, Eric Howze, Tulsa, OK; one sister, (Chicken) Iceola (Arthur) Dillingham, Grayson, OK; two special nephews, James Leon Anderson and Richard Fuselier; Best Friend, Bessie Clinkscale Monroe; 24 Grandchildren, 24 Great Grandchildren. A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Home Going celebration will be conducted, Saturday, July 27, 2019 in St. Matthew Baptist Church, 1006 E. Chicago St. Okmulgee, OK at 11:00 a.m.
Visitation, Friday, 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
The family has been cared for by House of Winn-Okmulgee