Lawrence, Helen Howard

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Helen Foy Howard Lawrence born February 10, 1934 in Elliston, Virginia, passed away peacefully at her home In Riner, Virginia on Friday November 24, 2023 surrounded by family and her caregivers. She acquired the nickname “Henry” as a child and always answered to it.

She was preceded in death by her husband and soul mate of 67 years, Hubert Elwood Lawrence (2021).

A 1950 graduate of Alleghany District High School. She worked many jobs but excelled as a book keeper. She was often Elwood’s construction assistant. Helen and Elwood attended several churches and they both served in many roles.

She is survived by son Jimmy Lawrence, daughter-in-law Peg Morse, daughter Brenda Daugherty, son-in law Wayne Daugherty. Grandson Kevin Fletcher (Kristina), great grandsons, Conner and Evan Fletcher. Nephews Allen Howard, Robbie Howard and Niece Kathy Howard May, as well as a special nephew Howard McDaniel (Judy), grandnieces Theresa and Karen with many, many cousins, nephews and nieces. She also had many church friends for over 50 years of church attendance.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Raby H. Howard and Mable Butt Howard, brothers John and Frank Howard, sisters Mary Alice McDaniel, Nellie Brown, nephews Jerry Brown, Bobby Howard, and Bill McDaniel.

The family owes a very special thanks to caregivers, Tracey Murphy, Valarie Shealor, LaDonna Handy, Sequoia Shealor and Angy Belcher who became a part of the family.

In lieu of flowers, Helen requested donations in her name to the Riner Rescue Squad.

The family will greet family and friends on Wednesday November 29 , 2023, from Noon to 1:00 PM at Horne’s Funeral Home. Service will follow At 1:00PM with Pastor John Hopkins officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens Christiansburg.

Arrangements by Horne’s Funeral Home