December 20, 1951 ~ September 17, 2020

Born in: Indianapolis, Indiana
Resided in: Indianapolis, Indiana

Mrs. Gail Patricia Howard was born to Alene W. Harvey Bates and Ellis Paul Allen Jr. in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 20, 1951. She was called home on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at the age of sixty-eight years, 8 months and seventeen days.

Mrs. Gail Patricia Howard was educated in the Indianapolis Public School System and graduated from Shortridge High School Class of 1970 and then attended Vincennes University.

Mrs. Gail Patricia Howard was employed with Brightpoint Inc as a Team Lead for the past 22 years with being recognized for her perfect attendance for 21 of those 22 years.

Mrs. Gail Patricia Howard professed her faith in Christ and was baptized in Jesus Name and received the precious gift of the Holy Ghost at Grace Apostolic Church in her teen years. As a young member of the church Gail was an usher and apart of the young people’s choir. In the more recent years Sister Gail was under the spiritual leadership of Bishop Donald and Barbara Golder. As an active member of Temple of Praise Assembly Sister Girl was a devoted usher, graduate of Women of Travail and a cheerful tither. In 2017 Sister Gail crossed the burning sands and obtained membership in Alpha Omega Chi Sorority Incorporated.

Sister Gail embraced us with her love and filled our lives with laughter. She will be remembered for her infectious smile, giving spirit, and unwavering philanthropy. Gail never met a stranger, touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with by her perpetual cheerleading. To know her was to love her and we will miss hearing her say… “I love you forreal”

Gail leaves to cherish her loving devoted husband Fredrick L. Howard Sr. Daughters Breck A. Mosley and Jamie Nicole Singleteary. Grandson Harrison Michael Campbell. Stepson Frederick L. Howard Jr. Siblings Ruth Ann Richardson, Deborah Kirkpatrick, Mark Bates (Angela), Kirk Bates (Jeanna)Paul Allen and Lauren Allen Proceeding in death Bro. Larry Bates, Jeffery Bates and Sis. Freda Bates, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and nephews, work babies and Sorors.


Visitation: September 26, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Temple of Praise Assembly
3969 Meadows Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Funeral Service: September 26, 2020 12:00 pm

Temple of Praise Assembly
3969 Meadows Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46226

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  1. To family…weeping may endure for a night BUT joy will come! Rest my sweet cousin we didn’t see each other often you will remain in my heart! My BATES family!

  2. To Breck, Jamie, & Family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Our most sincere condolences.

  3. My beautiful mother may you rest peacefully without pain. I miss you so much it hurts, but there is a peace in knowing you are ok. I will continue to lean on my faith and stand on the shoulder of my village. We love you and most of all appreciate you. Harrison speaks your name everyday and and says he misses you. Thank you for loving us and just being you.

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