Helen Sparrow Johnson

September 12, 1920 - June 11, 2017
Helen Sparrow Johnson

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Helen Sparrow Johnson

Helen Sparrow Johnson age 96, a resident of 221 Simmons Street, Washington, NC died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the 10th Street Church of Christ officiated by Ray West. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the service hour at the church.
Mrs. Helen was born on September 12, 1920 in Beaufort County the daughter of the late Orvis Ledway Sparrow and Ada Paul Sparrow. She was married to Hubert Ricks Johnson who preceded her in death in 1998. Mrs. Johnson was a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary and member of the 10th Street Church of Christ. Upon the death of her brother, Jake and his wife Carol, in a tragic car accident, Helen and Hubert opened their arms and became parents to David (deceased) and Tim Sparrow. She had a special place in her heart for all her family.
Mrs. Helen is survived by two sisters: Shirley Maddox of Asheville, NC and Peggy Lucarelli and husband Frank of Emerald Isle, NC; a sister in law: Doris Sparrow of Salter Path, NC and was a grandmother to Rhesa Sparrow Walston and Cameron Sparrow. Helen was loved by many nieces, nephews and numerous relatives. She will be missed by all. Along with her husband Hubert she was preceded in death by three brothers: Paul, Charles and Jacob Sparrow, a sister Virginia Sparrow Rouse, a half brother, Harley (Buddy) Sparrow and three half sisters, Olga Hobbs, Edith Williams and Iola Hines.
You may share a memory with the family by visiting www.josephpaulfdl.com
Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Johnson family.

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  • June 11, 2017
    Kristi Sparrow Carter says:
    My heart is heavy at the loss of my Aunt Helen. She was always so happy to see her nieces and nephews! I'm sure her reunion with loved ones gone before was a happy one!❤

  • June 12, 2017
    Mary Jo Latham says:
    It is with great sorry of the loss of Helen. She was a super special person.

  • June 13, 2017
    Doris S. Sparrow says:
    Helen will be missed by so many in her family and her church. She loved the Lord and served faithfully for many years. She was special to all her family and loved as the Matriarch of the Sparrow Family. May she rest in eternal peace and happiness with Jesus.

  • June 13, 2017
    Tammy Blake says:
    Helen was a dear cousin that I always enjoyed visiting. She will be dearly missed by those left behind. May God comfort all those who were dear to her as they experience this season of grief.

  • June 13, 2017
    Darrell and Brenda Daw Midgette says:
    Remember visiting Helen and family. May God comfort all of you. You have many wonderful memories to remember. God Bless

  • June 14, 2017
    Linda Lewis says:
    Heaven has opened its gates to another special lady. Helen was truly a special person in our lives and will be missed greatly.

  • June 14, 2017
    jean allcox says:
    STEVE AND FAMILY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO ALLLLL I WILL REALLY MISS HER WE HAD BEEN FRIENS FOR 12 YEARS AND I LOVED HER.......JEAN ALLCOX

  • June 15, 2017
    Tony Waters says:
    Tim, I m thinking and praying for you and your whole family during this time of grief. Aunt Helen was a great lady .I will never forget her and how she was Aunt Helen to a whole neighborhood when we where younger.

  • June 15, 2017
    Jeremy Surratt says:
    My Sweet Aunt Helen... for as long as I can remember she was there to love and sacrifice for me and others in the family. She gave until she could no longer give and she leaves me with a ton of happy memories growing up. Summers at her Pikeville home spent burning off all the great food she cooked for us running around Pinetown and riding her old dirt bike around (despite the fact she wanted us to stay in the yard with it lol).... I love you Aunt Helen and I hope one day I get to hug your neck again for all the love you gave me throughout my life

  • June 17, 2017
    Marianna Jackson says:
    Miss Helen was such a sweet lady. I always enjoyed talking with her. My prayers are with the family.

  • June 21, 2017
    Carla Jennette says:
    A very special lady! She was such a good friend and roommate to my mother at Ridgewood. She was always so sweet and compassionate! She will be truly missed!