1926 - 2016 Our beloved Helen, Mom, Mama, Memommy, Memom, and Monnie went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning at age 90 after a lifelong devotion to God and her family. She will be dearly missed by her large family and many friends. Helen is remembered by her loving husband of seventy years, Charles N. Lewis, who has been holding her hand since high school until her bedside this week. Her children, Susan Binks and husband, Jackie; Chuck Lewis and wife, Laurie; and Karen Parsley and husband, James, take comfort in memories of her friendship, family celebrations, and camping trips. Memommy was a blessing to her six grandchildren: Emily Cantrell and husband, Nick; Amy Sanderson and husband, Perry; Adam Lewis; Carly Lewis; Gracie Lewis; and Kevin Parsley. They will miss her attendance at their life events, her bright smile, and her home cooking. Her three great-grandchildren, Will Cantrell, Perry Sanderson IV, and Lily Cantrell have enjoyed being held and loved on by Memommy. Aunt Helen was also dearly loved by many nieces and nephews. We will all miss her constant presence and especially her cooking. Helen was famed for her mayhaw jelly, gumbo, chocolate pies, chicken and dumplings, fudge, angel biscuits, teacakes, pecan pies, and chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies. It's surely been a feast in Heaven since she arrived. She believed that life was measured in friends instead of years, and in that regard, she was also abundantly blessed. She cherished her many friendships, especially those with her lifelong Sewing Club friends. Helen lived a life of love and we aspire to follow her example. Helen was born on August 6, 1926, to Mary Jewel Woods Fort and William Herman Fort, in Wiergate, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; two brothers; and her daughter, Patrice Lewis. A gathering of Helen's family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, October 16, 2016, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A graveside service will be Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at Jasper City Cemetery, 1299 North Main Street, Jasper. Helen was a devoted member of Forest Park United Methodist Church, 225 South Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77707. Donations to the church in her memory are welcomed. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com. Well done my good and faithful servant.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Oct. 15, 2016