HOWELL, Elva Marie, age 85, of Mechanicsville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 9, 2019. She was born in Low Moor, Virginia, on May 24, 1933. Elva was happily married to Melvin Howell for over 54 years. She is survived by her husband; her beloved dog, Jack; her four children, David Howell (Cindy), Dee Dee Brooks (Dave), Lynne Krueger (Tom) and Peggy Love (Cabell); eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Elva loved to laugh, loved NASCAR #3 and her many dogs. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 8275 Meadowbridge Road, Mechanicsville, Va. 23116. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Baptist Church, 251 The Trail, St. Stephen’s Church, Va. 23148. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to McShin Recovery Resource Foundation, 2300 Dumbarton Rd., Richmond, Va. 23228.