Helen Sparrow Johnson

Published 6:48 pm Monday, June 12, 2017

Helen Sparrow Johnson, age 96, a resident of 221 Simmons Street, Washington, died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the 10th Street Church of Christ, officiated by Ray West. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the service hour at the church.

Mrs. Helen was born on September 12, 1920 in Beaufort County, the daughter of the late Orvis Ledway Sparrow and Ada Paul Sparrow. She was married to Hubert Ricks Johnson, who preceded her in death in 1998. Mrs. Johnson was a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary and member of the 10th Street Church of Christ. Upon the death of her brother, Jake and his wife Carol, in a tragic car accident, Helen and Hubert opened their arms and became parents to David (deceased) and Tim Sparrow. She had a special place in her heart for all her family.

Mrs. Helen is survived by two sisters: Shirley Maddox of Asheville, NC and Peggy Lucarelli and husband Frank of Emerald Isle, NC; a sister-in-law Doris Sparrow of Salter Path, NC; and was a grandmother to Rhesa Sparrow Walston and Cameron Sparrow. Helen was loved by many nieces, nephews and numerous relatives. She will be missed by all. Along with her husband Hubert she was preceded in death by three brothers: Paul, Charles and Jacob Sparrow; a sister Virginia Sparrow Rouse; a half brother, Harley (Buddy) Sparrow; and three half sisters, Olga Hobbs, Edith Williams and Iola Hines.

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Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Johnson family.