Helen Frances Jaycox, age 83, of Raleigh, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 28, 2013.
Helen was a longtime resident of Raleigh and a member of Asbury United Methodist Church of Raleigh. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Helen was an avid painter, reader and gardener and enjoyed craft projects and flower arranging. Helen loved hosting or helping with family events and celebrations and kept in close contact with her surviving siblings. Helen also thoroughly enjoyed card games, board games and most especially Bingo.
Born May 20, 1929 in Hensley, WV, she was the daughter of Bill and Anna Norton and preceded in death by them and by sisters Nellie Norton, Madelyn Norton-Clay-Newman and Wanda Norton-Wingate and by brothers Frankie Norton, Orville Norton and Johnny Norton. She was also preceded in death by her loving second husband of many years, Kenneth Jaycox of Marion, OH and by her long time companion Vern Kinsler of Marion, OH.
Survivors include her first husband, Ernest Bishop of Asco, WV, two daughters, Betsy Bryant and husband Robin of Clayton, and Cathy McGovern and husband Randy of Raleigh; two grandsons, James Vaughn and wife April and great granddaughters Jamie and Helena of Asheboro and Scarlet of Milton, FL and Sean McGovern and wife Jennifer and great granddaughters Kaitlyn and Brooke of Belville. Surviving siblings include James Norton and wife Jean of Wellston, MI, Audrey Norton-Bishop of Welch, WV, Anita Norton-Hughes-Rhodes and husband Bruce of Poway, CA, June Norton-Bale of Lenoir and Ruth Norton-Johnston of Chesapeake, VA.
Helen was employed in various career positions throughout her lifetime, but her most rewarding employment was with McVeigh Furniture Company in Worthington, OH as an accountant and office manager.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 6612 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27613, with the Reverend Terry Bryant officiating. Interment will follow at a later date at the Africa Cemetery in Orange Township, OH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.