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Helen Simpson White, 79, of Roanoke Rapids, died Saturday, December 7, 2019.


Helen was strong and centered in her testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 

It touched every aspect of her life, and she was passionate about her beliefs, sharing them with both family and strangers alike. 

She had a deep love for the Primary children and cared immensely for each individual child. She was gifted with a beautiful voice and loved raising her voice in church hymns, Primary songs, and for 17 years with the Lakeland Singers. 

She lived a Christ-centered life that set an eminent example for those around her. 

She found joy in her family and spending time with them. 

She never failed at putting loved ones before herself, and always made sure that everyone was cared for. 

She loved gathering people at her home and making valuable memories with those she loved. She enjoyed tending to her yard and her home was always a welcoming place to be. 

She will be remembered for her selflessness and her kind, loving heart. 

Survivors include her son, David White, Jr. (Kim); daughters, Joan Jordan (Tony), Anne Lynch (Mike), Mary Kay Moore (Jeff), Nancy Height (Steve); grandchildren, Ashly White, Tyler Hart-White (Jordan), Kelsey Clay (Chris), Wesley Height, Kaylen Jordan, Courtney Lynch, Michael Lynch, Abigail Moore, Kelly Moore, Spencer Moore; great-grandchildren, Jace Clay, Nate Clay, Everleigh Jordan; brother, Louis R. Edwards; sisters-in-law, Sylvia Finch, Eunice Cater, Laura Simpson, Patsy Simpson.

Mrs. White was predeceased by her parents, Verney and Lucille Finch Simpson; husband, I. D. White; brothers, Edgar Simpson, Kenneth Simpson, Ronald Simpson, George Finch; and sisters, Donna Tuttle, Elaine Kniffen.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until 12:00 noon on Tuesday at Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.

The service will be conducted from the graveside in Cedarwood Cemetery at 12:30 pm Tuesday, with Mr. Franklin Lee Jones presiding.

Memorials may be sent to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, 14600 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 (or jimmyv.org); or to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are under the care of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.  

Online condolences may sent to Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service