Funeral services for Willie Jo (Howard) Green, 84, of Skiatook, OK, were held Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Sperry, OK. Jimmy Hardesty officiated, and burial was in Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, OK. Casket bearers were James Green, Josh Burris, Kevin Burris, Justin Burris, Jake Burris, and Chris Burris. Honorary Casket bearers were Ted Burris and Brian Smith.
Willie Jo was born May 21, 1937, in Quinton, OK, to Lee and Jenny (Strain) Howard. She passed away March 2, 2022, in Tulsa, OK.
Willie Jo was born and raised in Quinton and graduated from Quinton High School. She later moved to Tulsa and worked for Tulsa Public Schools for 16 years. Willie Jo loved going to church, enjoyed movies, and loving on her dog, Daisy. She loved her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Willie Jo was adventurous and enjoyed going on small vacations.
She is survived by her daughters, Pam Burris and husband, Ted of Tulsa, and Virginia Green, and Darrell Gunn of Tulsa; son, James Green of Skiatook; 6 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sister, Betty Lou Contreras and husband, Carlos of McAlester; nieces, Tina Doyle of Wagoner, and Lynn Eldridge and husband, Steve of Indianola; nephews, Hayden Howard and family of Stigler, and Matt Spoonhaur and wife, Mary of Monroe, WI; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Jenny Howard; husband, Walter C. Green; son, Walter C. Green, Jr.; and brother, Robert Howard, Jr.
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.
Online condolences to the family can be made at johnsonsperry.com.