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Dawana Denise Howell

April 7, 1958 ~ May 22, 2022 (age 64)

Obituary

Dawana Denise Howell, 64, of New Kensington was called Home on Sunday, May 22, 2022 in her home where she was embraced by her devoted family. Born April 7, 1958 in Greene County, Springfield, MO, Dawana was one of four children of the late Earl and Dorma (Parscale) Givens.

She was a graduate of Parkview Highschool Class of 1977 and later earned her Bachelor of Arts. Dawana found her love of nature at a young age, and thoroughly loved being at the beach and swimming in the healing salt waters, including her saltwater pool. You could always find her “digging in the dirt” gardening, and then canning her home-grown veggies. She had affection for art, was a talented drawer, and found ways to repurpose items into her own masterpieces.  Dawana could throw down in the kitchen, whipping up delicious meals all year round, and her summer specialty was grilling and smoking delicacies for her family.  Above all her greatest joy were her nine cherished grandchildren who were the light of her life whom she showered with unconditional love, tenderness, and great affection. Her courageous and fearless battle with her health showed us what grace, beauty and deep commitment to God is.  She will be forever remembered for her beloved sweet spirit, leading without fear, and teaching us all how important it is to live each day. 

Dawana is survived by her grandchildren, Jaylen N. Thomas, Nicolus B. Anderson, Raydn J. Thomas, Rayne A. Thomas, Raygan T. “Tre” Thomas, Raycen A. Thomas, Maleaha K. January, Na’Veaha D. January, Jaquentin C. Figures; son-in-law, Raymond Thomas; and cousins, Misty January and Beverly Benson, who was also her caretaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Brandi N. Howell; sister, Rhonda Western; and brother, Steven Earl Givens.

Please join us to honor and celebrate Dawana’s life with visitation on Monday, June 6, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral service at 11:00 A.M at Ross G. Walker Funeral Home Ltd.,217 Freeport Road, New Kensington. Rev. Hubert Hutcherson will officiate. Please visit www.rossgwalker.com if you wish to view the service via Zoom Livestream, or to leave a tribute or memory of Dawana.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
June 6, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ross G. Walker Funeral Home Ltd.
217 Freeport Road
New Kensington, PA 15068

Funeral Service
Monday
June 6, 2022

11:00 AM
Ross G. Walker Funeral Home Ltd.
217 Freeport Road
New Kensington, PA 15068

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