Adkins, Helen Gerald

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Helen Kolin Gerald Adkins, 83, of Christiansburg, Va., died on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. She was born in Montgomery County, Va., on May 12, 1932, to the late Garnett S. and Bertha Viars Gerald.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest W. Adkins; a sister, Virginia Gerald Walters; brothers, Gordon Gerald and Shirley Jackson Gerald, and an infant brother, Jake. She attended the New River Valley Community Church.

She is survived by her children, Mary Jane and Jim Bridwell, Garnett and Lisa Adkins, and Anita and John Lilly, all of Christiansburg, Steve and Emegen Adkins of Vinton, Trish and Bill Baracat of Sterling, and David and Connie Adkins, Summit Point, W.Va.; sister, Martha Jane Akers of Christiansburg; brother-in-law, Kelly B. Walters; sister-in-law, Blondine Gerald Brooks of Christiansburg; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Dr. J. Edwin Wilder and his staff, Southern Care Hospice, and her care givers, Joyce Radford, Sarah McCoy, Sharon Duncan Baker, Martha Jane Gerald, Cinda McCoy, Carol Williams, and Carolyn Jones Westmoreland.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2015, in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastor Mike Neuse officiating. Interment will follow in the Harless Cemetery, Long Shop. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday evening, May 31, 2015, at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Dr., SW, Blacksburg, Va.