Helen Alice Coleman Nowlin

March 31, 1939June 25, 2017
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Helen Alice (Coleman) Nowlin was born in Ged, Louisiana on Friday, March 31, 1939 to parents, Charles and Belva (Bailey) Coleman. She passed away in Houston, Texas on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the age of 78.

Helen was a 1957 graduate of Sulphur High School in Sulphur, Louisiana. She is survived by her beloved husband, James Thomas Nowlin, Sr.; their son, James Thomas Nowlin, Jr. and his fiancée Shanna; other family members and dear friends.

Family and friends will gather for a visitation at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 29th in the chapel of Waltrip Funeral Directors, 1415 Campbell Road in Houston, where funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m.

A family graveside service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in Center Grove Cemetery, 5957 F.M. 2500 Livingston, Texas 77351.



  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Trip Franklin

July 9, 2017

Growing up I considered Helen as family, even called her "Aunt Helen". Such a wonderful person, I know she has gone to a wonderful place.

Joel/Cindy Mooneyham

June 29, 2017

Jimmy, Cindy and I are sorry to learn of Helen's passing. I have such fond memories of you and Helen as a child at Grandma Garner's gathering. We will miss her and we are praying for you and your family. We love Helen and you very much.
Joel and Cindy Mooneyham

Darrell Jean Allen

June 28, 2017

Jimmy I'm so sorry to hear about Helen's passing. I love you both. I know you will her so much. Love, Darrell Jean

Charles & Joy Tate

June 28, 2017

Jim, so sorry for your loss. Helen was such a cheerful lady, so full of life and laughter. Her smile would let me know whether she enjoyed my jokes or not - usually she did and would tell me one of her own. I never saw her not in a good mood, even as her health failed. Our faith assures us that you two will dance again!

Gay Nowlin

June 28, 2017

Helen always made everyone feel special. I loved getting emails from her because she always made me smile. Jimmy and Helen have always been a wonderful example of married love for those who were around them. I will miss her electric smile and those blue eyes. Love ya Helen!

Sally Lightfoot

June 27, 2017

Jim, Jamie and family, so saddened to hear of your loss. What a brave, tough and lovely lady Helen was.
I will miss you "Cuz".
Sally Linker Lightfoot
Guthrie, OK

Darlene Kay

June 27, 2017

Our hearts go out to you, Jim, and all your family at this time. Helen always had such a lovely smile on her face like a 'welcoming sign' to all who came her way. We especially enjoyed those special years of square dancing together. May those sweet memories give you strength as the days go by. God's blessings to all the family. In love, Darlene & Tom Kay

Joyce Everett

June 27, 2017

Jim, we are so sorry to hear this sad news. I have admired Helen for her friendliness and genuine, open nature. We miss her.

Chuck Davidson

June 27, 2017

A very special lady and a friend for many a year, starting with square dancing in the early 1980's thru hard health times to the present. May her memory remain long with the many who knew her.

June 26, 2017

Helen and Jimmy we love you so much,
Robert and Katherine Nowlin


Helen at 25 years of age.


Helen at her and Jim's 50th anniversary.


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