‘Lady’ Margarette Wyatt Howell, 92, passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Born March 28, 1922 in Middlesex County, VA to Rosser Samuel Wyatt and Annie Laurie Kandle. She was preceded in death by both her parents; eight brothers and sisters; her husband, Albert Hudson Howell, and their children, James H. Howell, Linda H. Shaver, and Robert G. Howell. She was a retiree of the City of Norfolk, City Manager’s Division, where she received many commendations for her exemplar performance.What brought her the most joy was entertaining and spending time with family and friends. Her most prized possession and passion, was her home on Robin Hood Road, where over the years, she cultivated her own ‘mini botanical gardens’. She will be most remembered for her elegant sense of style, class and undying zest for life – every day was a gift from God. Left to cherish her memory is her sister, Mary W. Lloyd; her grandchildren Joanna Rowe, Michelle Togni, Andrew Shaver and Suzanne Berger; her great grandchildren Zack, Lexi, Jackson, Brandon and Sarah, her sister-in-law Lena Howell, along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, neighbors and lifelong friends.The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Va. Beach on Tuesday February 24, from 6-8pm, where a service will be held on Wednesday February 25, at 1:00pm. Entombment to follow at Rosewood Memorial Park.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22030. Online condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com. For those family and friends that were unable to attend the memorial for her daughter, Linda H. Shaver, this past weekend in Allentown, PA – the family will honor Linda’s life at this service.
Aunt Margarette you will be forever missed; every time I put on a pot of coffee I will think of you.
Aunt Margarette, you were so filled with joy and love for everyone. Your smile was radiant. You were so much fun. The world is just a sadder place without you, but our loss is heaven’s gain. Love you.
I am so sad to lose my very special Aunt Margarette. My deepest sympathy to “Precious’s” grandchildren. Will always remember the good times on Robin Hood Road. Love to all.
I will always remember your beautiful smile and your red lipstick. I loved finding you after church for my kiss! It stayed on my cheek all day. Love you Lady. And yes you are a very special Lady!!
Margarette I will miss seeing you when I come to Va. I have enjoyed our family talks and all the wonderful stories that you told to me. I love you very much.
Our paths came together a long time ago.My brother, Harry used to run around with Linda and Jimmy during high school. Long before my 40 year relationship with Jimmy. So many happy times shared at the Howell’s house and at Chinoteague and Delaware. I thank you for letting me be a part of your wonderful family. I will miss all of you so much.