Helen Phillips Batten Edmundson, age 85, passed away on April 22, 2015. Born in Johnston County on July 7, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Elro Franklin and Eloise Bailey Phillips. She was preceded in death by her husband Roland C. Batten, her brother Elmore Phillips and her sister Marcie Ricks. Mrs. Edmundson was a member of Branch Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 PM in Branch Chapel FWB Church with burial following in Pinecrest Memorial Park in Clayton. The family will receive friends at the church Saturday from 6-8 PM.
Surviving are her son, Franky Batten and wife Cathy of Raleigh; daughter Peggy Batten Burgin and husband Sam of Hickory; brother Glenn Phillips of Cary; sisters Catherine Haynes of Sims, Joy Hardee and husband Tommy of Creedmoor; grandchildren John Burgin and wife Denise, Jason Burgin and wife Ashley, Minda Batten Griffin and husband Erik, Ryan Batten and wife Jessie, Sharon Burgin Stacy and husband Dusty; and thirteen great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Branch Chapel FWB Church, 7438 NC 96 North, Selma, NC 27576 or Transitions Life Care, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607-6372.