Robert Howard

Robert "Pokey" Howard Jr.

Friday, July 12th, 1974 - Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
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Mr. Robert "Pokey" Howard Jr., departed this life on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, in St. Vincent Hospital of Jacksonville, Florida.

Mr. Robert "Pokey" Howard Jr. was born July 12, 1974 to the late Robert Howard Sr., and Sylvia L. Ephron-Howard. He attended the local schools of Duval County and graduated from William M. Raines High School in Jacksonville, Florida. He worked as a Longshoreman and Barber for many years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Howard Sr.; mother, Sylvia L. Ephron-Howard and brother, Christopher Ephron; special friend, Kamia Nelson.

He leaves to cherish his memories his seven sons, Deon Howard, Javon Howard Sr., Zay Howard, Raequan Howard, Quandarius Howard, Robert Howard III of Jacksonville, Florida and Jayden Howard of Atlanta,Georgia; one loving daughter, Rae'ven Howard of Jacksonville, , Florida; three grandchildren Javon Jr., Jayce,and Madisyn of Jacksonville, Florida; four loving and devoted sisters, Paulette Porter (Terry), M. Yvette Kidd (Warren), of Jacksonville, Florida; Sylvia Ephron-Everett (Noah Sr.) of Folkston Georgia; and Tiffany Thompkins of Jacksonville, Florida; significant other, Ms. Ebony Easterling of Jacksonville, Florida; a special nephew (Lil Brother) Terry (Tee) Rogers of Grovetown, Georgia; two step sons, Torien Easterling, and Antonio Timmons of Jacksonville, Florida; two special nieces, Roneisha Priester and Tiara Porter, eleven nephews, Terry Rogers, Kenneth Rogers, Aaron Rogers, Adrain Rogers, Steven Rogers, Alvin Frazier, Noah Everett Jr., Zedrick Enoch, Kevin Kidd, Kimani Kidd and Nolan Everett, four Goddaughters, Kurrea Kimbrough, Caliya Holmes,Brooke Williams, and Skylark Foster; special friends Seteria Thrope, Tasha Etheridge, Shayla Givens, Charlie Bell, Linda Turner, Rome Mallory (As a Brother), Eric Simmons,Tammy Murphy-Sapp, Jamie Monroe,Tony Stepp, and Dap, two deceased friends Big Mike and Pee.
A host of niece, nephews, aunts, uncles,cousins, and many sorrowing friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 25th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, October 25th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Funerals By T. S. Warden
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 11:00am
    Mt Bethel Baptist Church
    1620 Helena Street
    Jacksonville, Florida 32208
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  • Interment

    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 |
    Saturday, October 26th, 2019
    Edgewood Cemetery
    4519 Edgewood Drive
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Russell Norris

Posted at 10:58am
Rest easy brother love you!
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Shawntel Denmark

Posted at 05:38pm
My heartfelt condolences to the family during your loss. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favor is life. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5

From: John (Bobo) Bailey

Zain Nelson

Posted at 07:22am
Cuz you the realest I know! I’m a hold Quandarious down , tell Kamia I’m I got him til God take me home. I appreciate you keeping it real Cuz.


Posted at 09:55am
Robert I would try to get on your nerves by texting you Pokie just so you can reply “my name is spelled POKEY” 😂😂 i miss you everyday and it just seem so unreal. Can you promise me that you’ll dance with my Mom in heaven! Yo got me through some of my hardest times in life and I’ll forever thank you for that. I now have another angel watching over me. I love you Robert!!! Until we meet again QUIET STORM CONTINUES!!!


Posted at 09:02am
Robert I LOVE YOU!! I MISS YOU!! Dance with both of our moms in heaven baby. Until we meet again QUIET STORM CONTINUES. I LOVE YOU! Love Dimples
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