Helen Perkins Saunders

Helen Perkins Saunders, 75, of Narrows, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. She was born in Bland, Virginia on May 26, 1937 to the late Montague Swanson and Minnie Ethel Radford. She was a member of Woodland Street Baptist Church and also attended Riverview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Arthur “Brownie” Saunders; four sons and daughters-in-law Kenneth and Carol Alderman of Connelly Springs, NC, Elden and Darlene Alderman of Hickory, NC, Mark and DeAnna Perkins of Marietta, OH, Michael and Patti Perkins of Union, SC; step sons and wives Marvin and Rhonda Perkins of Narrows, VA , Richard and Sylvia Saunders; three step-daughters and husbands Jo Ann and Buck Gunter of Lindside, WV, Machell and Jay Schmolitz of Blacksburg, VA, Arnita and John Perfater of Eggleston, VA; sixteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke, with Pastor Shahn Wilburn and Pastor Wilmar Wegner officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery at Narrows. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the services. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions be made to Riverview Baptist Church, 219 Big Stony Creek Road, Ripplemead, VA. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.