Helen Leggitt Yarbrough

June 21, 1927August 2, 2014

Helen L. Yarbrough, age 87, of Williamsburg, passed away on August 2, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Yarbrough; parents, Clewis and Ollie Leggitt; brother, Matthew Leggitt; and sister, Jean Del-Manzo. Helen received her Teaching Certification from the Georgia College for Women and taught in Thomaston, GA for 3 years. During the 50’s and 60’s, she worked as a secretary for Pan American Airways. Helen enjoyed drinking coffee with friends, gardening, bowling, bridge, jigsaw and crossword puzzles. Helen is survived by her son, Scott Yarbrough and his wife Sonia; daughter, Patricia Bailey and her husband Keith; and grandchildren, Alexandra and Phillip Bailey, Cybil, Chelsea, and Douglas Gabrish. Family Advice and how she lived: “Work hard, always tell the truth, and pray daily.” A service will be held at Patriots Colony, 6200 Patriots Colony Dr., Williamsburg, VA on Thursday, August 7 at 3:00PM. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Memorial Service Thursday, August 7, 2014

Helen Leggitt Yarbrough

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Ouida Yarbrough Bianco

August 14, 2014

Aunt Helen was delightful. I can remember her laughing at Uncle Allen's jokes and stories. They were great together. One of the best trips we ever took was to Miami when Uncle Allen was working there. It was especially a treat for Daddy. My thoughts are with my cousins. I love you both.

August 7, 2014

Pat, Scott and families, we are sending our love and prayers to all of you. What a lovely lady and full of fun! We have the absolute best memories of Aunt Helen, Uncle Allen and you two during our years in Miami, and we will cherish them forever. We felt so blessed to have close family there as we began our own family and feel fortunate to have shared so many wonderful times. So sorry for your loss. Hugs, Jan, Ray, Aunt Wynell, and family

Cynthia Baker

August 7, 2014

What a wonderful photo! I will always cherish the sweet memories of my beautiful Aunt Helen. We were so lucky to know her. May she enjoy the forever after with her beloved Allen. Love to all of you.

August 6, 2014

Scott and Sonia, Sorry to hear about Aunt Helen. Hope to see you all in Williamson. William and David Rice.

August 6, 2014

Pat, Keith, Alex and Phillip, Sorry to hear about Aunt Helen. We have many fond memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers. David and William Rice.

August 6, 2014

Love to you Pat and Scott and families. So sorry for your loss. Aunt Helen always enjoyed her cup of coffee and conversations with friends and family. I'll miss her.
Peace and Love,
Cousin Lesley

Kelly Hennessa

August 6, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and good thoughts to all the Yarbroughs.

Love, Kelly and Carson (Friends with Pat from WCU)

August 5, 2014

Pat, Keith, Alex and Phillip,
We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. Our prayers are with you. Love, George and Donna Moore