Elizabeth  Howell McMullen


Elizabeth Howell McMullen, age 94, of Live Oak, FL, passed away surrounded by her loving family Saturday night, May 25, 2019 after a recent diagnosis of COPD. She was born in Wellborn, FL and had resided in Suwannee County all of her life. She was very active in her community and a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Live Oak. She was the happiest when serving others, whether teaching Sunday School, visiting shut-ins or volunteering at Shands Hospital Auxiliary where she served as president for seven years until she was 90 years old. She holds the highest record of 40,000 volunteered hours in the history of the Auxilary. Above all else, what she valued most in life, was the time she spent with her family.
She was predeceased by her parents, Horace and Ethel Emmaline Bond; husband and father of her children, L.E. Howell, Sr., son, Lloyd Howell, Jr. and subsequent husband, Melvin McMullen, a brother, H.B. Bond and a sister, Louise Valentine.
She is survived by three daughters, Jeanne (Howard) Van Arsdall, Lake City, FL; Dorothy Hingson, Lake City, FL and Linda Howell, Inlet Beach, FL; six grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Visitation will be held, Thursday, May 30th from 5 to 7 PM at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held, 10:00 AM, Friday, May 31, 2019 in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Phillip Herrington officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Beulah Baptist church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shands Live Oak Ladies Auxillary Scholarship Fund in her memory, 1100 SW 11th St., Live Oak, FL 32064
Please sign the guestbook at www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.net.
Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc., Live Oak, FL is in charge of all arrangements
Published on May 28, 2019
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7 posts

Connie Brannen
Jun 03, 2019
Miss Jean Van Arsdall. I knew your Mom well,as she was in my Sunday school class at church.She is the sweetest lady! You are so very blessed in life to have her as your Mom! I am so envious!
Mike and Susan Jordan
May 30, 2019
So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gerry Cochran
May 29, 2019
Beautiful lady, Beautiful life. How blessed all of you are. Comfort to you that can only come from God.
Lloyd and Bonnie Adams
May 29, 2019
Great lady. She will be missed. Condolences to her family.
Randy and Cathy McMullen
May 29, 2019
Aunt Elizabeth was a very precious and special lady who we will dearly miss. We are praying for God's Peace and Comfort for the entire family.
Darlyne H Beaudoin
May 28, 2019
Jeanne, Dorothy and Linda,
It is with a heavy heart that I learned of your beautiful Mom's passing. She was a lovely lady in so many ways.
I pray you will find comfort knowing she is in the arms of our Lord and Savior, and finally at peace.
Much love to each of you,
Renda Connors
May 28, 2019
She was such a special lady. I was truly blessed just having known this sweet lady. I will miss her so much!