Helen was born in Rowan County on Monday, March 9, 1925. Helen was the daughter of the late Floyd Alexander and Mamie Mills Brawley. They moved to Statesville in 1940 and she was a graduate of D. Matt Thompson school in 1942. She met Robert White in 1943 and they were married June 9, 1946. She worked at J.C. Penny Distribution Center and retired in 1987. She was a member of the Golden Retiree Group. Helen was a member of Stony Point United Methodist Church and was very active in the church. She worked in the children’s department, member of the choir, secretary of the United Methodist Women for over 40 years, and a member of the Golden Hearts Group. She volunteered at Iredell Memorial Hospital and the Nutrition program for Meals on Wheels since 1995. She also volunteered in the kindergarten program at the Scotts Elementary for several years. She loved to watch her two grandchildren in their sports activities when they were growing up. Helen was a loyal N.C. State Wolfpack and Atlanta Braves fan.
In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Robert in 1994; sisters: Lucy Brown, Irene Wagner, & Wilma Bryant; and her brother, Buddy Brawley.
Helen is survived by her only daughter, Debbie White Williams (David), of Winston-Salem, NC, two grandchildren: Carter Williams (Kristen), & Caroline Williams; one great granddaughter, Ellee Williams, and a number of nieces, nephews, and special friends. The family wishes to express their special gratitude to Cindy, Randy, & Sally for their immeasurable support to Helen. The family would also like to thank her caregivers, Daphne & Tammy.
Funeral Services will be conducted 2:00 pm on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Stony Point United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bill Taylor will officiate. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:45-1:45 pm at the church. The family request in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Stony Point United Methodist Church, 311 Ruritan Park Rd, Stony Point, NC 28768.
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Dear Debbie and family,
I was saddened to hear of the death of your mother. Thinking of her and seeing her picture brought back such fun and fond memories of her. She was such a patient, kind and sweet person; a joy to be around. I feel blessed to have known her. Debbie, she loved you so much and was always so proud of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you deal with your loss.
Much love, Nancy & Brad - Richmond, VA
From the time that we moved into the neighborhood in 1981, Helen was always such a good neighbor. She always had such a sweet expression--my belief is that it was a reflection of the joy in her heart. She was always looking for a way to help someone or make someone's day better. Our lives were certainly blessed by knowing Helen.
Sincerely, Benny and Carol Johnson - Stony Point, NC