Ada Wilda Lozada Howard

Sunrise: September 1, 1936

Sunset: January 17, 2021

Ada Wilda Lozada Acevedo Howard was born September 1, 1936 in Humacoa, Puerto Rico. She was the only child born to Emeterio Lozada and Elvira Acevedo Sanchez. Ada was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 17, 2021. She is predeceased by both parents.

Ada was a dedicated employee with Chesapeake Public Schools for over 41 years at Central Elementary School, Deep Creek Intermediate and Grassfield Elementary School. She held various positions ranging from head administrative assistant to an accountant. Ada was also an avid parishioner at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church, Holy Angles Catholic Church, and Church of the Resurrection. She later became a Eucharistic minister and directed many baptisms. After retirement, Ada poured her commitment and selflessness into providing volunteer services. Those services ranged from poll station worker for the City of Portsmouth to tax preparation with AARP for the senior community, volunteer at Russell Memorial Library and a list of others.

Ada was the loving wife of Alfred Howard Sr. for over 65 years. She was a phenomenal mother to 3 daughters, Vivian “Ronnie” Clark (Tony), Pamela “Lynn” Howard and Dr. Lisa Goodwin and 1 son, Alfred Howard Jr. (Tanya). Ada was a doting grandmother to 3 grandchildren, Lauren Goodwin, Landon Clark (Kiara) and Tianna Clark. She also has 3 adoring great grandchildren, Lyisia Smith, Leilani Pulley and Aria Clark. She also had a very special relationship with all of the friends she made at church and regarded them all as extended family.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories her husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren as well as a host of family and friends.

Viewing Friday, January 22, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service Saturday, January 23, 2021 11:00am St. Pauls Catholic Church 522 High Street Portsmouth, VA 23704 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Jackie Christie says

    My prayers are with the family for comfort and strength, during this difficult time. I met Mrs Ada in the 90, because I worked with her daughter (Ronnie) I felt as though I had known her my whole life, because of the way she made you feel. She will be missed by most, Lord give her family strength to endure this time of loss. Jackie

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    Gloria Walker says

    Dr Goodwin, Mr Howard, your sisters, and family and friends of Mrs. Ada Howard, I pray for the healing and the protection of you. My sincere condolences to your entire family. God Bless you and keep you Safe????
    Love, Gloria Walker

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    Derwin Pearsall says

    Family, I am sorry for the loss of Mrs. Howard. As a friend of Alred “Duke” Howard, Jr, my heart is heavy for the family. May God continue to Bless you.

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    Mamie H Dudley says

    I’m so sorry to hear of Wildas passing we were sisterinlaws for years such a beautiful person she will truly be missed prayers to the family.

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    Monique Holloman says

    Sending prayers and condolences.. RIp Aunt Wilda!!

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    Patricia Bazemore says

    My condolences to the family. I pray that God will give you the strength, comfort and peace as you grieve the loss of such a beautiful person. May God continue to be with you all.⚘⚘

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    Bruce Gary LaLonde says

    Ada…Thank you for your service to our schools. Thank you for your service to our Portsmouth cluster churches. Thank you for helping with my faith.

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    Vicki Nowell says

    My condolences to the Howard family. My family for years I love miss Howard we lived across the street . Such a beautiful, kind, sweet, lovely person you will be truly missed . I love you may you Rest In Peace . Lou-Lou

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    Trecia Saunders and family says

    To the family we send our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences for the loss of (Mrs.Wilda) their matriarch. May God be with you all.

    Trecia Saunders
    and family

    Portsmouth, VA
    Silver Spring, MD
    Washington D.C

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    john says

    You serviced your family with love and the Tax Aide community with your a smile and kindness. Thank you!

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    Mike & Stacey Griffin says

    To Alfred Jr. and the Howard family,
    You have our deepest condolences as your Mom moves on to receive her salutation from our Lord, “We’ll done thou good and faithful servant”.

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    Yolanda says

    I am sorry to hear about Miss Ada’s passing. It was a pleasure working with her. I missed seeing her smile and hearing her voice when she retired. My prayers go out to the Howard family.

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    Kim Gibbs says

    Just now here the death of my friend and favorite hair customer. Praying for strength for the family as well as myself. Never thought it would catch me off guard but it did. Yall have my deepest condolences. She was like a mother as well as my best friend. Rest in heaven my Princesses. Sorry I didn’t get to see you. Take care of her Lord until we meet again. Love you ❤️. Lisa, Lauren, Ronnie, Lynn, Alfred Jr and Mr. Howard, especially Ronnie’s and Lauren’s children. Love y’all ????

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    Soror Lynette Robinson Rhodes says

    Condolences to Dr. Lisa Howard Goodwin and the Howard family! May God give you and your family peace and comfort! May your dear mother rest in Heavenly peace! With Love, from your AKA AE Line Sisters! ??

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    Irene Smith says

    My condolences to Dr. Lisa Howard and prayers to your Father and the rest of your family. May the peace of God be with you and keep you as you go though this difficult season. Love you line sister! ??

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    Irene Smith says

    My condolences to Dr. Lisa Howard Goodwin and prayers to your Father and the rest of your family. May the peace of God be with you and keep you as you go though this difficult season. Love you line sister! ??

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