Emily Denise Howell, 39, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center. Emily was born Aug. 14, 1982, in Wilkes County to Dennis Gene and Becky Ann Miller Howell. She loved her family, being a mother to Gabe; he was the light of her life. Emily loved to sing, play the piano, everything pink and cheetah print. Loving all children, she worked for Big Bird and the Gang Childcare. Being there for the children made her happy. Anything with Devin and the kids was her life. Emily was preceded in death by her mother, Becky Ann Miller Whybrew; paternal grandfather, Walter Howell; and maternal grandparents, Jonas and Marie Miller.
She is survived by her fiancé, Devin Alexander of North Wilkesboro; her son, Gabriel Alexander of the home; daughter, Gabby Coleman and spouse Justin of Roaring River; son, Devin Alexander Jr. of Mobile, Ala., son, Gavin Alexander of the home; daughter, Chloe Alexander of the home; her father, Dennis Gene Howell of North Wilkesboro; sister, Kristy H. McNeil and spouse Thomas of Yadkinville; step-brothers, Steven Whybrew of Mocksville, Allen Whybrew of Yadkinville, Gregory Whybrew of Mocksville; step-father, Greg Whybrew of Mt. Airy; three grandchildren; nephews, Morgan and Matt Howell; favorite niece, Haleigh McNeil; several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at Glory Light Baptist Church, 149 Glory Light Church Lane, Siloam, N.C., 27047, with Pastor Keith Jones, Rev. Seth Siceloff and Rev. Paul Siceloff officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 6-8 p.m. Monday. Flowers will be accepted. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.millerfuneralservice.com
The family requests everyone to wear pink in Emily’s memory.
Pallbearers will be Brad Alexander, Justin Coleman, Allen Whybrew, Morgan Howell, Matt Howell and Tony Parsons.