Helen Denise White
Helen Denise White was born May 18, 1963, in Barfield to the late William and Sylvia Lawson. She confessed a hope in Christ at the age of 10 at St. Paul Baptist Church in Barfield, under the leadership of Rev. W.J. Johnson. Helen was a 1981 graduate of Blytheville High School. While attending Mississippi County Community College, she obtained her Associates Degree in Education. She was employed at the Blytheville Public School District, before retiring after 12 years.
Helen had a way with people that was unforgettable. Her smile could light up any room. She was charismatic and loving. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and always a good friend. She always had a listening ear to anyone who needed it.
Helen passed away Sept. 9, 2021, at the tender age of 58, after a long, courageous battle with her health. She was preceded in death by her parents, William, and Sylvia Lawson; four brothers, Wardell, Syelechia, Orlechia, and William Lawson, Jr.; two sisters, Emma Smith and Sandra Lawson Maharaj; and many other aunts, uncles and nephews.
Helen will forever live in the hearts of her family. She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Robert White, Sr. of Blytheville; four sons, Robert White Jr. and James White (Vickie), both of Blytheville, and David Lawson and Edward Lawson (Deanna) of Little Rock; two daughters, Shonntessa Mitchell (Gerald) and Ashley Carter (John), both of Blytheville; three sisters, Geneva Smith and Dorothy Lawson, both of Little Rock, and Joyce Jacks of Jonesboro; and nine grandchildren. She had a very special niece whom she loved dearly, Victoria Afolabi of Little Rock, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 17, from 5-7 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Blytheville. The funeral will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. at Bridging the Gap Ministries with Pastor Jerome Elliot officiating. Burial will be held at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Blytheville. Services are restricted to immediate family only. Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic and per the families request facemasks are required. Services are provided by Wilson Funeral Home.