Juliette (Claiborne) Howard

December 30, 1935 ~ July 1, 2020 (age 84)



With her devoted family and loving caregivers by her side, Juliette Claiborne Moody Howard finished her earthly journey Wednesday morning, July 1, 2020 and claimed her victory with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Juliette’s time began December 30, 1935 in Halifax County as a daughter born to Lloyd and Charlotte Claiborne. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Woodrow Wilson Moody, and later, Fredrick C. Howard; sons, John Howard and Jerry Howard; and four brothers and three sisters.

As a long-time member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Juliette thrived on opportunities to bless others. She served with the St. Michaels’s Episcopal Church Women and as president of the St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Altar Guild. She was devoted to God, her family, and her work and she never lost sight of keeping God in first place

She was a well-known staple in her community, easily recognized after forty years working with the Tarboro Piggly Wiggly. Her gentle and kind nature stood out to her customers and made them feel comfortable and love her like family.

She enjoyed many activities such as cross-stitching, baking, collecting beautiful angels, and spending time with family and friends, but it was her famous “Sour Cream Pound Cake” that secured her place as an all-time favorite at many potluck family and church functions.

An obituary is a challenging place to truly capture a person’s life and character in just a few short paragraphs. As our mother, granny, confidante, supporter, advisor, and dear friend, Juliette left us with a treasure trove of wonderful memories, amazing life lessons, and delicious recipes. Her life was important because she selflessly added so much to ours. We will remember and be thankful for her sacrifices, her example, and her love for the rest of our days.

Juliette was dearly loved by her daughters, Janette C. Moody of Washington, NC, Peggy M. Hinton (Mike) of Rocky Mount, Brenda J. Howard of Bethel, Kim Lapointe of Washington, NC, Jo Ann Dixon of Tarboro; daughter-in-law, Gail Howard of Tarboro; and sister-in-law, Mary Catherine Claiborne. She was especially proud of her grandchildren: Dawn Briley Lee (Jason), Phillip W. Briley, Jr. (Kristy), Marshall Howard, Lori Bostick, Brad Howard (Loretta), Chris Howard (Melinda), Mandy H. Side (Eric), and Chrissy Ferebee (Kenneth); and great-grandchildren: Tyde Lee, Annabeth, Tripp, and Everleigh Briley, Anna Grace Bostick, Kendall and Grayson Howard, and Adeline and Everette Side.

Our family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the many loving hearts and hands that have been helping us care for Juliette: Jo Ann Dixon, Brenda Howard, Polly Edmondson, Robbie and Christina Claiborne, Lori H. Bostick, Patty Ollis, Kindred Hospice, and before her death, Thelma Jagusch. Each of these individuals have loved and cared for Juliette in many special ways. We will always be grateful to them.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 4th, 2020 at Edgecombe Memorial Park, Tarboro.  The family will greet friends immediately following the service. Due to the unfortunate circumstances stemming from Covid 19, facial coverings will be required and provided for everyone’s protection.

While floral tributes are appreciated, those wishing to make memorial donations are asked to consider the St. Michael’s Church Altar Guild, PO Box 331, Tarboro, NC  27886.


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Graveside Service
July 4, 2020

11:00 AM
Edgecombe Memorial Park, Tarboro, US

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