TOLBER Hellen Cynthia Tolber was born September 13, 1947 in Columbus, Ohio. Her spirit departed from us on December 11, 2012. Hellen was a graduate of The Ohio State University. She loved children and although her own precious twin boys, Lewis and Marvin were taken from her at birth, she devoted her life to young people and senior citizens. Hellen was preceded in death by her parents Helen Tolber-Rhiney and Lewis Tolber. Her siblings included Julia Tolber, Grace Mullins, John, Jordan, George and her dear buddy and brother James Tolber. Precious memories remain with those who loved her and the many lives she touched. She continues to live in the hearts of her sister, Barbara Tolber; her godson, Ernest Higginbothan; goddaughter, Nikki Bradley; six special friends who were like sisters to her, Sharon Moore, Beverly McCaskill, Anita Branch, all of Columbus, Ohio, Dolores Pettijohn, Atlanta, GA, Eunice Jones and Kitty Lathan, Charlotte, NC. Hellen had many nieces, nephews and cousins, including great-nieces, Dominique and Jasymne; and great-nephew, Austin Jr.; many friends here and in Charlotte, NC. Hellen moved to Charlotte, NC 20 years ago and retired from Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation in 2010. There will be a memorial service for Hellen, Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 583 E. Broad Street, 3 p.m.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 18, 2013