Board Members - Dr. Willie Ree Howell

Dr. Willie Ree HowellDr. Willie Ree Howell was instrumental in the formation of the Foundation, and served as its first treasurer.

She is a native of Mississippi and received her BS degree in biology at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS.  She immediately furthered her education at the University of Mississippi School of Medical Technology, then years later received her MD degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

After completing her family practice residency at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, GA, she was employed as an emergency physician at Rome and area hospitals until her retirement in 2005.

For a short time in 1997, she served as a volunteer physician at Baptist Medical Centre,, Nalerigu, Ghana.  She continues to serve at various sites on a volunteer basis.

She married her childhood sweetheart, Charles, Howell, in 1954.  They are very proud of their descendants:  one son, three daughters, 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. And according to Willie Ree, "Every one of them is priceless."

The Howells are active members at First Baptist Church in Cave Spring, GA.

Dr. Howell enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling, and continuing education, but most of all, she enjoys time with her family.

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