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Helen T. Cotton

COFIELD, NC – Helen Taylor Cotton, age 88, passed away on February 5, 2017 at the Creekside Care & Rehab of Ahoskie, NC.

Mrs. Cotton was born in Hertford County on December 7, 1928, a daughter of the late John and Betty White Taylor. She was a longtime active member of Harrellsville United Methodist Church and the Harrellsville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Helen loved to cook and enjoyed gardening, writing letters and notes to her friends, watching college basketball, especially NC State, and most of all she loved her family and church.

Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, James Erwin Cotton Jr. and wife, Rhonda of Cofield, NC, and Ronald Keith Cotton and wife, Debbie of Tunis, NC; granddaughters, Jamie Ambrose, and Brittany Conner and husband, Jeff; grandsons, David Cotton and wife, Amanda, Lee White, and J. A. Williford; six great grandsons, Joseph Ambrose, Jonathan Ambrose, Jackson Ambrose, Lawson Cotton, Brantley Cotton, and Bryce Conner; two great granddaughters, Briley Conner, and Madison White; and a great grandson, Harrison Williford.

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Harrellsville United Methodist Church, Harrellsville, NC, with Rev. Walter Johnston, III, and Rev. Dennis Adams, officiating. Burial will follow in the Harrellsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the burial at Harrellsville United Methodist Church.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions in her memory may be made directly to Harrellsville United Methodist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation or you may donate online by visiting www.tmcfunding.com/search, then type Helen Cotton.

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