Helen Aycock Harwood

July 23, 1942February 24, 2020

Helen Aycock Harwood, 77, of Wilson, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and loved ones Monday, February 24, 2020. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 28, 2020, at Daniels Chapel FWB Church, Wilson, NC. Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson, NC.

The family will receive friends Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., at the church located at 4828 Frank Price Church Rd., Wilson, NC.

Since 1980, Helen had dedicated her life to serving the needs of cancer patients. In 1993, she founded Pennies from Angels, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to both individuals and families in need. Over the years, hundreds of people have been assisted in various ways. Helen was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Surviving are her husband, Clifford B. Harwood, Jr.; one son, Clifford B. Harwood, III (Karyn) of Wilson; one daughter, Edith Ward (Reggie) of Wilson; seven grandchildren, Clifford B. Harwood, IV, Jamie Odom, Heather R. Harwood, Ericka Keel, Steven Herron, Guy R. Ward, III, and Jason T. Ward; one brother, Michael B. Aycock (Greta) of Littleton; one sister, Barbara Clarke (Miles) of Gasburg, VA; and her much loved fur-baby, Precious.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernice and Edith C. Aycock; a sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Chris Smith; and a brother, Bernice Jr. Aycock.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Pennies from Angels, P.O. Box 511, Black Creek, NC 27813.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to


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Debbie Thornton Ham

February 26, 2020

From the family of Billy and Letty Thornton, thank you for being such a sweet family friend.

Gene Campbell

February 26, 2020

Helen was a wonderful lady and she surely was an Angel sent from God on this earth to bless everyone that came into contact with. Her and Cliff were so dedicated to her foundation "PENNIES FOR ANGLES" She helped those with Cancer in many ways of support and helping them with their needs and brought comfort in m any ways. Now that she is in Heaven with our Lord and Savior that needed another Angel in Heaven with His Kingdom. She will greatly be missed but her memories will always be in our thoughts and hearts.

Susie Sikes

February 26, 2020

Very sweet , dedicated and caring lady. Helped me a lot when I had colon cancer. Will be missed.

Janice Herring

February 25, 2020

I met Ms Helen and Mr Cliff when I worked at Walmart. I was the Claims Supervisor and I handled damaged merchandise. I was allowed to donate to a reputable organization such as Penny's From Angels. My store manager the late Pete Flannigan admired Their work and dedication.
I love this fine couple, and I am saddened by her passing. God now has a beautiful Angel by his side, and I will see her again one day. Mr Cliff prayers for you and your family. GOD BLESS...