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Thomasville Funeral Home

18 Randolph Street, Thomasville, NC

OBITUARY

Helen Irene Hester

May 24, 1942February 28, 2020
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Mrs. Helen Sechrist Hester, 77, passed away unexpectedly Friday, February 28, 2020 at her residence following several years of declining health.

Helen was born in Davidson County, May 24, 1942, a daughter of the late Ivey Lee Sechrist and Elsie Jane Bryant Sechrist. She retired from Parkdale Mills after many years of service. Helen was a member of Archdale Assembly of God, loved the beach and camping. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Billy Gray Hester; a son Johnny Wayne Hester; a sister, Sue Gillaspie and a brother, Austin Sechrist.

Surviving are two daughters, Cathy Veiga and her husband Craig and Mary Beth Hill; a son, Cliff Hester; fifteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Helen's life will be held Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the Thomasville Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Billy Myers. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 1 until the service.

  • FAMILY

  • Ivey Lee Sechrist, Father (deceased)
  • Elsie Bryant Sechrist, Mother (deceased)
  • Billy Gray Hester, Husband (deceased)
  • Johnny Wayne Hester, Son (deceased)
  • Sue Gillaspie, Sister (deceased)
  • Austin Sechrist, Brother (deceased)
  • Cathy Veiga (Craig), Daughter
  • Mary Beth Hill, Daugher
  • Cliff Hester, Son
  • Mrs. Hester also leaves behind fifteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Craig Veiga
  • Dustin Hester
  • Dillion Hester
  • Jake Hester
  • Tim Glasgow
  • Steven Ridenhour

Services

  • Receive Friends Wednesday, March 4, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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Mary McGuire

March 4, 2020

To all the family I am sorry for your loss. She was a special friend to me and she will be missed by all. Heaven has gained a special angel and no more suffering. Rest In Peace.

Glenda Stanley-Lemons

March 3, 2020

Cathy & family, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your momma. God sure has a beautiful Angel by HIs side in Heaven now. And I can imagine the reunion she is having with your daddy & brother. It’s so hard to let them go but remember she is completely healthy now in Heaven. I know God sent His Best Angels to carry her to Heaven. I love ya and you will all be in my prayers & thoughts.

Lisa Steele

March 3, 2020

Helen was a sweet and loving lady .My family and her family were neighbors for many yrs ..We all will was known as .(mill hill kids)..love all of yall....Lisa Steele.(Garrett)

Cathy Veiga

March 2, 2020

I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH ❤️💔♥️

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