Helen C. Vinson

Published 8:26 am Tuesday, September 2, 2014

MURFREESBORO – Helen Chappell Vinson, age 89 of Murfreesboro, NC, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at her residence with her daughter by her side.

Helen was a native of Nash County, NC, born on May 5, 1925 to Earl and Mabel Warren Chappell. She was a member of Meherrin Baptist Church and worked as a bank teller for many years, as well as she was a Shrinette for ten years and an Exchangette for over twenty years. Helen was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister.

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Vinson, Jr.; her second mother, Janie Brown Chappell; a son, Douglas Vinson III; two brothers, Edward and Earl Chappell Jr.; and a special friend, Raleigh Johnson.

Left to cherish Helen’s memory is her daughter, Julie Vinson and her husband Ronnie Byrd of Murfreesboro; granddaughters, Sherri Vinson Bull and Aprille Vinson Stutts of Greensboro; two great-granddaughters, Hailey and Danielle Bull of Greensboro; two great-grandsons, Tanner and Bryson Stutts of Greensboro; a sister, Frances Chappell and her husband Richard Liverman of Cofield; a sister-in-law, Myrle Curle of Como; daughter-in-law, Christie Murphy of Greensboro; her devoted and loving caregivers, Louise Sharp and Lorraine Pierce; and her special companion Calita, along with numerous nieces and nephews

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 3:00 PM at the Meherrin Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, NC, with the Rev. Josh Parsons, officiating, with burial in the Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Hospice of Rocky Mount, 301 South Church Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 or Meherrin Baptist Church, 519 Meherrin Lane, Murfreesboro, NC 27855

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Vinson family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.