Helen Cox Rector, 82, died June 10, 2014, at Caromont Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family.
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She was a native of Horry County, S.C., daughter of the late Tallie and Martha Cox.
Helen retired from Burlington Industries Flint Plant and attended Gospel Light Holiness Church in Gastonia.
Survivors include daughters, Debbie Wilson, Gloria Leonard and Shelia Wilson; brother, Archie (Buddy) Cox; sisters, Martha (Lila) Purkey and Doris Fowler; 12 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Thomas and Junior; sisters, Louise and Lois; and son, Billy.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia, officiated by the Rev. Jerry Willard.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Gaston Memorial Park.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
Condolences may be made online at www.greenefuneral.com.
Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel
216 Archie Whitesides Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on June 12, 2014