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Helen L. Whitehead

LEWISTON-WOODVILLE – Helen Leggett Whitehead, age 87, passed away February 1, 2015 at Three Rivers Health & Rehab Center in Windsor, NC.

Helen was born January 10, 1928 in Bertie County, North Carolina, the daughter of the late George Daniel Leggett and Fannie Thomas Leggett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph “Bill” Henry Whitehead, Jr.

Greg would like to thank his mother Helen and father Joseph for adopting him at the age of three months old and raising him into the man he is today. Helen was a very loving wife, mother and friend too many willing to give anyone the shirt off her back as those who knew her well would understand. She deeply loved her family and all the children she came in contact with. Helen’s heart was truly filled with love as it was shown in the manner in which she lived, loved and shared her life with Joseph and Greg. She will be deeply missed by many.

Survivors include her son, Greg Whitehead and wife Colleen of Apex, NC; her grandson, Nicolaas Silverstein of Apex, NC; her brother, Edward Leggett and wife Marie of Little Washington, NC and many loving family and friends.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Hoggard Memorial Cemetery in Lewiston-Woodville, NC with the Rev. Lloyd Dunlow officiating.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Massey Funeral Home in Aulander, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Lewiston-Woodville, NC, 203 Cashie Street, Lewiston-Woodville, NC 27849.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com

Massey Funeral Home in Aulander, NC is handling the arrangements.