Helen Jeanette Ferron

September 10, 1934October 10, 2020

Helen Jeanette Ralph Ferron, 86, of Statesville, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 at her residence.

Born September 10, 1934 in Painesville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Robert Ralph and Frances Roseum Ralph.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Gretchen Perrin; her husband of 59 years, James Robert Ferron, who passed away in 2015 and two sons-in-law, William Patrick Levan and William Howard Talbert.

Helen was a very active lady. She expressed her creative designs through making pottery. She was a potter for Roscoe Village in Ohio and later taught Pottery at Mitchell Community College. She was a member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, where she served in the Ladies Auxiliary. Helen served as President of the Elks Lodge Ladies Auxiliary; served in various roles in the Artist Guild and volunteered at Iredell Memorial Hospital for many years. Helen will always be remembered for her love and compassion, but also for being her husband’s “cohort in crime” and being “Queen of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood”.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Timothy “Tim” (Sharon) Ferron of Norfolk, VA, Brian (Diane) Ferron of Hawthorne Woods, IL, Patrick (Amy) Ferron of Statesville, Colleen (Richard) Haustman of Woodstock, GA, Maureen (James) Price and Katie (Scott) Wilkinson, all of Statesville. She is further survived by eleven grandchildren, James (Hillary) Ferron, Ryan (Kensey) Ferron, Nicole Haustman, Leah Levan-Eller, Lindsey (Kyle) Bell, Lauren (Ryan) Simmons, Emily and Annie Wilkinson, Erica, Gabe and Ella Ferron; six great-grandchildren, Mallory, Hadley and Rhett Bell, Grace Eller and Finley and Bodie Simmons; and one sister, Elizabeth McCabe of Texas.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church with Rev. Father Thomas J. Kessler officiating. Burial will be private.

The family will speak to friends following the service and gather at the residence of Maureen and James Price.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children Processing Center PO Box 863765 Orlando, FL 32886 or to St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church 525 Camden Drive Statesville, NC 28677 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County 2347 Simonton Road Statesville, NC 28625.

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Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Ferron family.


  • Jamie Ferron
  • Ryan Ferron
  • Gabe Ferron
  • Rick Haustman
  • James Price
  • Scott Wilkinson

  • Shriners Hospitals for Children Processing Center
  • St. Philip The Apostle Catholic Church
  • Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


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James McCabe

October 13, 2020

Ferron Family,
Prayers of peace and comfort to you all. I have great memories as a child of going to visit Auntie Helen and Uncle Jim- I knew there would never be a dull moment and plenty of laughs to be shared. Fair winds and following seas, Auntie Helen.

Lon & Susan Thompson

October 13, 2020

Ferron Family - Our hearts are broken for you, Auntie Helen was one of a kind & a beautiful soul. May she forever rest in heavenly peace.

An Irish Blessing
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sunshine warm upon your face.
May the rains fall upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

Love & Prayers for you all,
Lon & Susan Thompson

Joni Parks-Brooks

October 13, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. May God surround you with peace and wonderful memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Burr Fraley

October 13, 2020

My prayers are with the family. Helen will be missed by all that knew her. The love and laughter that she and Jim brought a smile to everyone. I can imagine her and Jim sharing a laugh right now. God bless you guys.

Faye Perry

October 12, 2020

Mo and family,
I am sorry for your precious loss. Wow-what a lovely lady and a wonderful head of her loving family. You all were truly blessed!!!

Sanders & Jill Henderson

October 12, 2020

Mo and family, we are so sorry about the loss of your mother. Jill and I will keep you in our prayers.


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