Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park

2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, NC


Helen Marie Patillo

July 5, 1945January 30, 2020

Helen Marie Foulks Patillo, age 74, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday ~ January 30, 2020 at the Novant Health Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Those left behind to cherish Helen's memories and carry on her legacy are her husband of almost 52 years, John Edward Patillo of the home; daughter: Michelle Patillo of Charlotte, North Carolina; Mark Patillo of Greensboro, North Carolina; three sisters: Ruth Lofton, Francis Skelton and Lola Elliott; two brothers: Clarence E. Foulks and Carl Foulks, Sr.; three grandchildren: Shaylah Patillo, Makaylah Patillo and Mark Patillo.

Helen was the daughter of the late Paul Edward Foulks, Sr and Viola Wallington Foulks. She was also preceded in death by five brothers: George Foulks, Raymond Foulks, Paul Foulks Jr., Joseph Edward Foulks and Clarence Wallington.

Graveside and committal will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday ~ February 4, 2020 in the Salisbury VA National Cemetery, Salisbury, North Carolina.

The family will receive guests from 11:00 AM ~ 12:00 PM, Monday ~ February 3, 2020 in State Room II of Carothers Funeral Home, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, North Carolina.

Expressions of love and fond memories may be made on Helen's guestbook at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is compassionately serving the family of Helen Marie Patillo.


  • John Patillo, Husband
  • Michelle Patillo, Daughter
  • Mark Patillo, Son
  • Ruth Lofton, Sister
  • Francis Skelton, Sister
  • Lola Elliott, Sister
  • George Foulks, Brother
  • Clarence E. Foulks, Brother
  • Carl Foulk, Sr., Brother

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  • Receiving of Guests

    Monday, February 3, 2020

  • Graveside and Committal

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020


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