BURLINGTON - Mrs. Helen Robbins Wade, age 63, of Mt. View Road, passed away May 12, 2014, at UNC Hospitals after several months of failing health.
A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of the late Hardin Monroe Robbins Sr. and Mrs. Kathleen Ruppard Robbins, who survives. She was married for over 36 years to the late Roger Gwynn Wade Sr., who died in 2006. She was retired from Classic Food Services with more than 20 years of service and was an avid softball player. Helen was a longtime member of Wicker Street Baptist Church and was a member of the church choir.
Mrs. Wade is survived by her mother of Haw River; daughter, Doris Wade Starnes and her husband, Chuck, of Burlington; her son, Roger Gwynn Wade Jr. of Burlington; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Edna (Larry) Johnson of Graham, Joann (James) Moore and Mary (Gene) Avery, both of Lenoir, N.C. and Judy Terry of Haw River; three brothers, Hardin (Elaine) Robbins Jr. of Burlington, James "Cotton" (Rachel) Robbins of Lenoir and Jimmy (Linda) Robbins of Snow Camp; and a brother-in-law, Lonnie Edwards of Galax, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, father, and sister, Peggy Edwards.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at Wicker Street Baptist Church by the Rev. Ricky Lewis and the Rev. Tommy Love. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory and at other times at her sister, Edna Johnson's home, 517 Graham Drive, Graham.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wicker Street Baptist Church, 512 Wicker St., Burlington, NC 27217 or to the Alamance County Humane Society at www.hsaconline.org.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com