Official Obituary of

Donald Howard

July 24, 1967 ~ February 29, 2024 (age 56) 56 Years Old

Donald Howard Obituary

Donald Howard was born July 24, 1967, in Norfolk, Virginia. He is number six out of eight children born to Elizabeth Howard. He was educated in Virginia Beach Public School System. He graduated from First Colonial High School in 1986. After high school he married Michelle Palmer and from that union they had two beautiful children.

Donald worked for the City of Virginia Beach as a landscaper. He later owned his own landscaping business providing landscaping services for a number of customers in Virginia Beach. Most of all Donald enjoyed cooking for family and friends. He hosted several dinner parties, and some of his favorite dishes that he prepared were lamb chop, roast beef, chicken, salmon and seafood dinners. If you ever had one of Donald’s dinners, you knew he could really cook! He also was known as the grill master in the family. Donald would often say his biggest accomplishments in life were his two children. He was very proud of Tiara and Nicholas and often talked about how much they had accomplished in life in a short period of time.

Donald could talk for hours to anyone he met as if he knew them all his life. If you would ask him, who were you talking to. He would reply I don’t know I just met them.

Despite personal struggles, he maintained a joyful disposition which was felt in his smiles and laughter. He tried to spend as much time with family which meant the world to him. Donald will be missed by all that knew and loved him but will never be forgotten. 

Donald fell asleep in death on February 29, 2024, at the age of 56. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Howard; daughter, Tiara Howard, son, Nicholas Howard; grandchildren, Jayden Watson, Baila Eatman, Isabella Howard; brothers, David Howard (Stephanie), Anthony Howard, (Sonya); sisters, Everline Hofler (Edward), Dorothy Williams (Lawrence deceased), Regina Dozier (Walter), Kathy Green (Louis), Diane Howard; (fiancé) Audra Hayes and her three children, LaQuinta, Wesley and DeAngelo; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  

Donald’s family will mourn his passing, but we look forward to the promise at Revelation 21:3-4. “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be not more neither will mourning nor out cry, nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

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March 9, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Beach Funeral & Cremation Services
4456 Bonney Road
Va Beach, VA 23462

Celebration of Life
March 9, 2024

11:00 AM
Beach Funeral & Cremation Services
4456 Bonney Road
Va Beach, VA 23462

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