Butterfield Statement on the Passing of Wilson Legend Sallie Baldwin Howard

Sep 25, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement on the passing of Sallie Baldwin Howard, a longtime educator and community leader and the namesake of the Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts & Education:

“It is with great sadness that I mark the passing of a luminary.  Mrs. Howard lived an extraordinary life of service to her community and contributed greatly to the lives of youth in Wilson and across the country.  She was a leader in our community because of her strength and generous spirit.  Today, I celebrate her life, not just because of her academic gifts but because of the blessings she bestowed on our community. 

“May God bless the life and memory of an incredibly wonderful human being.  Sallie Baldwin Howard now belongs to the ages.”


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Rep. G. K. Butterfield pictured with Mrs. Sallie B. Howard at her 100th birthday celebration in March 2016.
Photo by Carl Copeland for The Wilson Times, 2016.