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Howard Woodfork Jr. was called home on Sunday, March 10, 2019.  He was born April 13, 1946, in Memphis, Tennessee.  He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Woodfork Sr.; mother, Mary C. Becton; grandmother, Katie Becton; and brother, Danny Becton. 

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Rosemary DuBoise-Woodfork; six loving children, Virgil, Troy (Annabelle), Howard Sr. (Shanikka), Temika, Shaniqua, and Markese; brothers and sisters, Mary, George, Gloria, Elsie and 30 other brothers and sisters; aunt, Alice Lee Fanin; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. 

A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at 11:00am, at The Walnut Hills Apartment Clubhouse, 4141 Walnut Hills Drive S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49512. 

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Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 


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  1. Renee Butler on March 15, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to the Duboise and Woodfork families. You will truly be missed. We love you and may you rest in God’s loving and caring arms. From Bill and Essie Allen Crew Families and the Matt & Mollie Scott Calhoun Families and friends.

  2. Joyce Sease-Reese on March 16, 2019 at 12:31 am

    My deepest sympathy to my extended family. Howard, Jr. was always a pleasure to be around. Rest in peace.

  3. Cary brand on April 26, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    You are strongly missed but never forgotten… Prayers sent to all the ones you left behind..

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