Noreen Kay Howell
July 1, 1954  -  March 17, 2018

Noreen Kay Howell

Memorial Visitation
Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home
6040 Three-Notch Road
Mobile, AL  36619
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 PM
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Memorial Service
Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home
6040 Three-Notch Road
Mobile, AL  36619
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
7:00 PM
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Noreen Kay Wiggins Howell (RN) July 1, 1954- March 17, 2018, passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on March 17, 2018. Noreen was born in Springfield, OH, but had been a resident of the Mobile area for many years. She graduated from Davidson High School in 1972 as well as Southwest State Technical School (LPN) and Bishop State Community College and maintained licensure for over 30 years. She was a wonderful wife, mother and nurse. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Elsie Wiggins. She is survived by her husband, E. Gray Howell; her two wonderful sons, John Henry Mahoney and Kenneth Gray Howell; a sister, Betsy Sue Wiggins; sister in law, Valerie Lundy who was instrumental in assuring Noreen was provided the care and dignity she deserved. Anyone who had contact with Noreen loved her. A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM from the Chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with visitation from 5:00 PM until service time. A special thank you from her family to Kindred Hospice Care for the wonderful care and compassion given by all in the short time she was at home. Condolences may be offered at Arrangements by Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.


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  1. Donna Richardson
    Creola, AL

    Gray, I just learned today of Noreen’s passing. I’m so sorry for you and the boys loss. I have often thought about y’all and wondered how y’all were doing. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  2. Becky Barnett Yarbrough
    Gulf Shores, AL

    Gray and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Noreen's passing. Even though I haven't worked with her in years, I still have many fond memories of her, at work in the trenches (The Hospital), and just hanging out, having fun.
    Noreen was a great nurse, and it was definitely her calling.
    Please accept my utmost sympathy in your time of loss. We can be certain that she is with our Lord, and loved ones and friends who have preceded her, in Heaven. Let the compassion, love and remembrances from your family and friends help fill the emptiness in your hearts, during this tough time.

    With great sympathy and love,
    Becky Barnett Yarbrough
    RN (retired)
    THS C/O 1971

  3. Sybil Mosley
    Mobile, AL

    Our thoughts and prayers are with yall!
    The Mosley's

  4. Margery Hannon
    Theodore, AL

    Noreen was a good neighbor always keeping an eye out for me. My thoughts and prayers are with her Grady and the boys. You have my deepest sympathy. Margie Hannon

  5. The Wiggins Family from Ohio
    Springfield, OH

    Sending our deepest sympathy. With love, Chuck, Cindy, Dick, Aunt Elizabeth, Connie and Sam

  6. Steve
    Theodore, AL

    Love you Buddy.

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