Helen Francella Poissons

Helen Francella Poissons, 80, of Dingess St., Narrows, departed this life to be with her Lord Jesus and loved ones Wednesday afternoon, November 7, 2012 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. Born in Bangor, Maine on February 28, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Merton Tyler and Ida Muegett Raymond. Helen was a member of the congregation at Bethel Chapel in Clendennin. She loved her Lord and enjoyed studying the Bible and related books so much so that she completed studies for the ministry of which she was very proud. While she had worked at various jobs through the years her strongest point was being a mother to her family. She was preceded in death by her late husband Joseph Norman Poissons, her son Robert Skillin and two infant sons Dennis and David.

She leaves to cherish her memory her son Wayne Gerald Skillin of NH; her daughters and sons-in-law Grace Ida and Matthew Bendecchi of Peterstown, WV, Robin Marsha Burroughs of Berlin, NH, and Gail Marie and Alan Pease of Lindside, WV; her eleven grandchildren numerous great-grandchildren; her brother Frank Raymond of TN and her sister Phyllis Worrell of WV and formerly of Rich Creek.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 am in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park at Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the services. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.