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Helen B. Williams

August 20, 1939 - March 11, 2023

Ms. Helen B. Williams, 83, of 145 Church St. Amherst Va. departed this Life on Saturday, March 11, 2023. Helen was born August 20,1939 in Amherst County to the late Raymond Williams and Mary Frances Wade Williams. Helen was employed by the Virginia Tech Extension service for 65 years. She was preceded in death by sisters, Mrs. Grace Lewis (Washington, DC.), Mrs. Betty Walker (Washington, DC), Mrs. Raymond Frances Taylor (Lynchburg, VA.), and Carl Williams (Lynchburg, Va.) She is survived by one brother John W. Williams (Lynchburg, VA.); nephew, Charles (Jeana) Williams (Forest, VA), Sherry R. Williams (Lynchburg, VA), Terrice (Carla) Taylor (Lynchburg, VA) and a host of nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be Saturday March 25, 2023 at 1 p.m. at the Mt Olive Baptist Church Amherst, VA. Pastor Kelvin Brown officiating the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Helen B. Williams/Virginia Tech Endowment fund 1-800-533-1144. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Aunt Helen I will never forget the love you were able to give everyone that came in contact with you. I am truly sad that my son won’t be able to experience you as much as I did as a great aunt. I will miss your smooth southern drawl that comes out like maple syrup every time we spoke. Aunt Helen you were one of the funniest people I knew. Heaven is that much brighter and earth is that much dimmer without you here. Heaven is sounding like a comedy club with the William sisters as the headliners. We will truly miss you and the love you have each and everyone. Each and every person who came in contact with you will truly be better off for knowing you.

Posted by Alicia walker on March 16, 2023

I am so thankful that I had the privilege of working with Helen through Virginia Cooperative Extension. Each day she lived her life reflecting Virginia Tech's motto "That I May Serve". She will be greatly missed, but her legacy will always be an important part of Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Posted by Sandy on March 16, 2023

Ms. Helen was loved by the Village Garden Club of Amherst. She inspired us to decorate her office outside each year. She supported all of our projects and was a tremendous asset to Amherst and anyone that she came in contact with throughout the years. Rest in Peace Ms. Helen

Posted by Anonymous on March 16, 2023

Helen was loved by so many, especially the "Irvin Clan"...Kevin and family, Dennis and family and Doris and family. All of the Irvin grandchildren went to 4-H camp and knew Helen. She will be missed terribly. She was a kind, loving, Christian woman who is now resting in the arms of Jesus.

Posted by Doris and Don Lakey on March 16, 2023

I love you Aunt Helen. Your voice, your laughs, and your sense of humor will be truly missed.❤️

Posted by Alexis Washington on March 16, 2023

Helen was the definition of grace and service. The many years I encountered her through 4-H left an indelible impression. What a wonderful role model for our community! She will be sorely missed.

Posted by Carolyn Ware on March 15, 2023

I have known, worked with, respected and loved Helen since I moved to Amherst 45 years ago. Never have I heard an unkind word uttered from her. Her love of Family and the people of Amherst County was exemplary. Always cheerfully inviting and polite. I am honored to have known her and will truly miss her earthly presence but knowing that she rests in the arms of God.

Posted by Woody Wilson on March 15, 2023

I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family and my prayers for comfort and peace. Ms. Helen has been a blessing in my life and a model of Christian Love and Grace.

Posted by Larry Pollard on March 15, 2023

Helen was a constant presence in the extension office for many years . She was always friendly, helpful and accommodating. RIP Helen.

Posted by Beverly Campbell on March 15, 2023

I loved calling the Amherst Extension Office and talking to Miss Helen. She always made my day better. She loved her work family and was a blessing to so many 4-Hers over the years. My condolences to the family. May your wonderful memories of Helen be a comfort to you.

Posted by Jennifer Bowen on March 15, 2023

There will never be another like Helen! Her sweet voice will truly be missed when I call the Amherst office. Condolences to the family.

Posted by Bonnie Tillotson on March 14, 2023

Mrs. Williams, or Helen as she became known to me as I grew into adulthood, was such an important fixture in my life. Throughout 4-H she could be counted on to have all of the information we could ever need. She was fair and wanted nothing but the best for the children in 4-H. As I grew older I came to appreciate her witty sense of humor and vivacious spark for life. Helen was a blessing to so many.

Posted by Mary Allison Fitzgerald on March 14, 2023

Helen was a special person indeed. She greeted us all with a smile and treated us with such kindness that you felt loved in her presence. We were blesssd to have her in our lives. I am so very thankful for the influence she had on my children's lives. She will be missed by us all.

Posted by Shannon Irvin on March 14, 2023

I will always remember Helen's welcoming smile in her office and everywhere! What a great legacy to leave, to have such a cheerful countenance always ❤️

Posted by Susan Shimp on March 14, 2023

I am truly sorry to hear of Helen's passing. She was a wonderful person and so full of light. She was always cheery and I loved talking to her on the phone as a co-worker and friend. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Rebecca Bruce on March 14, 2023

Helen was a beautiful person inside and out. She touched the lives of so many during her life in a positive way.

Posted by Julia Smith Wingfield on March 14, 2023

My condolences to the Williams' family. Helen was an important influence to me during my early Extension career.

Posted by Victoria Clark Beatty on March 13, 2023

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