Helen Minter Naff

August 25, 1932October 22, 2018

Helen Minter Naff, 86, of Bassett, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, October 22, 2018. She was born in Draper, NC, August 25, 1932 to J. Boyd Minter and Annie Blanche “Daisy” Minter. Mrs. Naff was a long-time member of Mill creek Missionary Baptist Church. She was employed by Henry County Department of Social Services and later as a substitute teacher at Henry Elementary School.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded by a sister, Lorene Mattox and a brother, J. Clyde Minter.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Eddie Glenn Naff; a daughter, Glenda Naff Jaswal (Rajeev) of Boston, MA and a son, Ronald Naff (Crystal) of Bassett; three grandchildren, Genna Penn, of Huntington Beach, CA; Sgt. Travis Penn, USMC, Deployed and Yash Jaswal; four step-grandchildren, Ethan and Abigail Greer, McKenzie and Morgan Wright; one brother, J. Melvin Minter of Goochland, VA.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Mill Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Henry with Pastor Barry Cundiff officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the church and other times at the home on Reed Creek Drive.

Memorials may be made to Mill Creek Baptist Church, 6200 Henry Rd., Henry, VA 24102.

Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville. To express online condolences, please visit


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 25, 2018

Helen Minter Naff

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Therapy Direct Team

October 25, 2018

We will miss Helen coming to see us. She was such a wonderful person and patient. We are so blessed she chose us to help her with her physical therapy needs.

Love, Therapy Direct Team

Mary Blanche Horsley

October 25, 2018

Eddie, Nola, Lorene and all the Family I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength and guidance during this difficult time. Love and Sympathy Mary Blanche Horsley

Bobby and Ethylene Tatum

October 24, 2018

Helen was a dear sweet lady, loved by everyone. She will be missed very much. Sending our Prayers to all the family.

Cheryl Penn-Simpson

October 24, 2018

To Mr. Eddie Naff and Family. Glenda and my Niece Genna and my Nephew Travis Penn. We are so sorry for your loss. May God Strength you all and give you Comfort and Peace during these difficult times.

Elvina Jeffers

October 24, 2018

Glenda and family - my heart hurts for y'all. I pray the close bonds your family shares and the many special memories are a comfort. I know you were a source of pride and joy to your Mom and your strength will be a huge support for your family. Sending hugs, love and prayers. Love you sister.

Rajeev Jaswal

October 23, 2018

Best mother in law you could ask for. She was kind, loving, witty, smart and had a big heart. She loved her crossword puzzles and could solve some of the hardest ones. She was a learner and always open to trying new things. I remember when she tried Indian food for the first time and fell in love with it. She always remembered the smallest of details that mattered to us. Love you mom and I know you are in a better place.