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Helen S. Nelson, age 88, formerly of Fieldale, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017.
Helen was born in Shelby, N. C. on August 31, 1928, to the late Wiley Lee and Ida Mae Wright Sinclair.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, John Stanley Nelson; her children, Myra Gail and Richard S. Nelson; her 3 brothers, Kyle, Leroy and Jim Sinclair; her beloved sister, Ruby (Sis) Finley.
Helen was employed with Lacey Manufacturing and later at Fieldcrest Mills. She was Presbyterian by faith and an avid follower of Southern Gospel music.
She is survived by her two daughters, Joan Nelson (J.D.) Collins of Collinsville and Jean Nelson Martin of Hickory, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Avis Sinclair of Ridgeway, VA.
Family will receive friends Wednesday from 11 am to 12 pm at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home, 109 Broad St, Martinsville, with a Memorial Service to follow at 12 Noon with Pastor Larry Cheek, officiating.
Memorials may be made to either First Baptist Church of Collinsville or Pleasant Grove Christian Church.
Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Homes entrusted with arrangements.