OBITUARY

Helen Leila Mae Graves

November 16, 1926October 11, 2019
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Mrs. Helen Leila Mae Graves, age 92, of Douglasville, Georgia, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019. She was born November 16, 1926 in Meansville, Georgia. She was a graduate of Pike County High School and attended Emmanuel Bible College. She worked for Prudential Life Insurance Company, retiring after 30 years of service. Mrs. Graves enjoyed traveling, loved spending time at the lake with her husband, and loved water skiing. Mrs. Graves was a member of the Lithia Springs Assembly of God.

Preceding her in death were her beloved husband, Jessie Wayne Graves; her parents, Melvin and Ophelia Pelot Jones; and a sister, Katherine Blasczyk.

Lovingly known as Aunt Helen, she is survived by her nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Rosehaven Chapel with Pastor Jim Cowan officiating. Interment will follow at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

A special thanks to Caregiver, Laurie Luther, who treated Aunt Helen as her own mother and Aunt Helen loved her like a daughter.

Please take time to leave condolences with the family or share memories of Mrs. Graves by visiting www.WhitleyGarner.com

Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, October 17, 2019

Memories

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Margaret Strickland

October 12, 2019

I knew Helen from church. I remember the first time I saw her I told her she looked like my mom. Very sweet and special lady. She will be missed.

Barbara Bryant

October 12, 2019

Heaven has gained another Angel.
Helen and I worked together 20 years, which was a pleasure for me.
She sang the song "Be Happy " and always had a smile on her face.
When I would call her, she always knew who I was.
Loved her to the moon and back😘

Debra Mayfield

October 12, 2019

The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Graves Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.

Connie Bishop

October 12, 2019

Loved Ms Helen, so sorry for your loss but praising God she is now in a perfect place. I know she and my mom are singing and rejoicing together now!! ( my mom was Marie Stubblefield) prayers for all.

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Helen and Chuck

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Faye, Helen, Robert and friend

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Helen and Chuck

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Faye, Helen, Robert and friend

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Vince with Helen

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Helen and Wayne

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Biography

Mrs. Helen Leila Mae Graves, age 92, of Douglasville, Georgia, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019. She was born November 16, 1926 in Meansville, Georgia. She was a graduate of Pike County High School and attended Emmanuel Bible College. She worked for Prudential Life Insurance Company, retiring after 30 years of service. Mrs. Graves enjoyed traveling, loved spending time at the lake with her husband, and loved water skiing. Mrs. Graves was a member of the Lithia Springs Assembly of God.

Preceding her in death were her beloved husband, Jessie Wayne Graves; her parents, Melvin and Ophelia Pelot Jones; and a sister, Katherine Blasczyk.

Lovingly known as Aunt Helen, she is survived by her nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Rosehaven Chapel with Pastor Jim Cowan officiating. Interment will follow at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

A special thanks to Caregiver, Laurie Luther, who treated Aunt Helen as her own mother and Aunt Helen loved her like a daughter.

Please take time to leave condolences with the family or share memories of Mrs. Graves by visiting www.WhitleyGarner.com

Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134