Joelle Yvonne Howard of Mechanicsville, Va. passed away Friday, March 21, 2014. She was born to John and Mary-Ann Howard, June 7, 1994, in Sierra Vista, Ariz.
Joelle graduated from Hanover High School in 2012. She moved to Mechanicsville in 2010 after spending three years in Harbeson and the first 13 years of her life between Sierra Vista and Sahuarita, Ariz. Joelle will be remembered for her free spirit and giving nature, always putting others before herself.
Joelle is survived by her parents, John and Mary-Ann Howard of Mechanicsville; her brothers, Steve Bennett of Courtdale, Pa. and her Christopher Bennett of Fort Lewis, Wash.; her sisters Jennifer Bennett and Danielle Howard of Mechanicsville; her sisters Melissa and Ana Bennett of Lewes; her brothers Eric and Patrick Howard of Mechanicsville; grandparent, Marie and Ray Schultz of Sierra Vista; as well as numerous aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Grace Marie Klann of Tucson, Ariz.; and grandparents, Yvonne and Wilhelm Weingaertner of Gondsroth, Germany.
A celebration of her life was held Wednesday, March 26, at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee Davis Road.