Helen Josephine Ramos

Helen Smith Ramos, 67, of Scenic Drive in Narrows departed this life for her heavenly home on Friday evening, September 18, 2009 at Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg. Born in Giles County on March 26, 1942, she was a daughter of Inez Blankenship Smith and the late Carl Hewitt Smith . Helen was a devoted Christian of the Apostolic Faith. She was preceded in death by her father, her beloved husband Tyrus Raymond Ramos, a sister Sally Smith and an infant brother David Smith.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children Vickie R. Robbins and husband Ronnie of Rich Creek, Regina Smith of Narrows, Bambi Cales and Timothy of Summers Co., WV; her mother Inez Blankenship Smith of Narrows; her sister Faye Hamilton and husband Bill of Narrows; her grandchildren Crystal Dobbins, Rex Allen Smith, Jr., Chantelle Elace Smith, Latasha Halean Smith, Amanda Desiree Brown; and her seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, September 22, 2009 in the Kendall Funeral Home, 205 Snidow St. in Pembroke at 2:00 PM with Pastor Tommy Ramsey, Pastor Shirley Fox, and Pastor K.W. Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Angels Rest Memory Gardens in Narrows. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6 to 8 PM. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the funeral expenses. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.