Helen Winebarger Bledsoe

Published 3:43 pm Monday, December 4, 2017

Mrs. Helen Winebarger Bledsoe, 83, of US 601 N., Mocksville, died on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2017 at Mocksville Senior Living.

She was born March 12, 1934, in Watauga County to the late Albert Luther and Lucy Grace Greene Winebarger. She retired from Monleigh Garment Co. Mrs. Bledsoe enjoyed cooking for her family and working in her flowers.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Chet Channings “Johnny” Bledsoe; an infant son, Wayne Channings Bledsoe; sisters, Mary Sue Winebarger and Barbara Ann Reece; and brothers, Junior and Steve Winebarger.

Survivors: 2 daughters, Debra Wilkins (Terry) of Yadkinville and Janice Whitaker (Jeffrey) of Mocksville; 4 grandchildren, Travis Wilkins (Tonya), Joseph Wilkins, Justin Whitaker and Emily Whitaker; 4 great-grandchildren, Rachel Wilkins, Easton Wilkins, Brianna Wilkins and Anna Wilkins; a sister, Rachel Townsend (Dana) of Lenior; brothers, John Winebarger of Boone and Jerry Winebarger (Barbara) of Lenior; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5 at Eaton Funeral Chapel, with Chaplain Dan Swan officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be at noon Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Woodford Cemetery in Todd.

Memorials: Community Home Care and Hospice, 1308 Davie Avenue, Statesville, 28677.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.