Fisher, Sheila Helems
Shelia Fay “Memi” Helems Fisher of Newport, VA went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2020. She was born October 21, 1954 in Christiansburg, VA to Arnold M. and Anna Fay (Stebar) Helems.
Shelia spent her childhood on Johns Creek with a love of the outdoors, sports, and hunting with her daddy. She was known to her high school classmates as a leader, loyal friend, and protector. Shelia was a lover of life and fun with a quirky sense of humor. She first worked for the US Forest Service out of high school and then spent several years working at a variety of industrial plants. In her retirement, she spent her time looking after the children of family and friends. Shelia had an angelic voice and love of music that she shared with her beloved little ones. In addition, she loved to travel and had a gypsy soul. Her favorite places were Montana and any beach that she could get to! She and Ralph loved to find themselves intentionally lost on any random road trip, once finding themselves in Hollywood,West Virginia.
Sheila spent the last 26 years married to her love and best friend Ralph. She was preceded in death by her daddy, brothers Melvin, Robert, and Lloyd, nephew Matthew Funari, along with her father-in-law, Ralph Fisher, Sr. She leaves behind her momma, sisters Mary (Anthony) Funari, Shorty (Tommy) Sowers, Ricky (Sandy) Fisher, Mother in-law Linda Fisher, “brother” Chris (Jerri) Heath, “brother and sister” Jason and Jeannie Dudding, “Grandson and granddaughter” Layton and Evie Dudding. Nieces and nephews, Jessica, Robert, Teanna, Morgan, Maggie, McKinley, Dylan, Evan, and grandniece Everleigh.
The family will receive friends at Kendall Funeral Home on Friday April 24th from 5pm to 7pm. A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday April 25th at Level Green Church Cemetery in Newport, VA at 12pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Kendall Funeral Home in Shelia’s honor.
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