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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. 

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Howard’s online guestbook or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

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


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  1. Krishna Brand on March 14, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    RIH Uncle Howard. I love you and miss you.

  2. Gloria Roberts on March 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    I love you big brother,there’s a part of you that remain in my heart. you will be well missed. Brother you have fought a good fight and your battle of this world is over. you have a “New Journey” now
    so big brother journey on….
    always your sister,
    Pastor Gloria Roberts
    Revelation 21:4

  3. Eleanor Smith on March 14, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Rest in heaven Howard Jr. God bless you and be with you. I will always remember you. Love Eleanor.

  4. Clara Woofork on March 14, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Rest in heaven Howard Jr. God bless you and be with you. I will always Love you and have a place in my heart for you.. Love your stepmom.

  5. Marian Jenkins on March 15, 2019 at 9:52 am

    You will be missed brother in law all your pain and suffering no more rest in Jesus care and love, Love Marian and Families.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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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