Obituary: Helen Fleetwood

March 24, 1937 – December 4, 2020

On Friday, December 4th, 2020, Helen (Palmer) Fleetwood, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away peacefully at the age of 83.

Helen was born on March 24, 1937, in Jonesville, VA to Spencer Palmer and Elizabeth (Fleenor) Hobson. She married James Thomas and had a daughter, Jeris (Thomas) Fry in 1958. Helen had a passion for taking care of others. She was a private caregiver for many years before working for Older Americans Services for 20 years. She retired in 2011. She was a dedicated and obedient Christian who always loved to share God’s word and her strong faith with others. She loved the Lord, spending time with family, reading her bible, and listening to her favorite pastors. She enjoyed listening to Elvis, country music, hunting, fishing, cooking, and gardening.

Helen was preceded in death by her father, mother, daughter, two sisters, Pauline King, and Wilma (Hatfield) Cheek, two great-nephews, Kenneth and Pete Voorhies.

She is survived by three grandchildren, Devin (McPike) Henderson and her husband Jamie, Jennetta (Melvin) Fowler, and Erin Melvin; two great-granddaughters: Mackenzie and Traleigh Henderson; one great-grandson: Deston Fowler; three nieces: Rhonda (Cheek) Hawkins, Tammy (Cheek) Sanders, and Darlene Voorhies; two great-nieces: Olivia Sanders-Hudson, and Abigail Sanders; four great-nephews: Charles Knight, Jerrod Cheek, Brandon Hawkins, and Ryan Hawkins.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Friday, December 11th at the Green Hill Cemetery with Pastor Jerry Allen officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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