NEWPORT NEWS - Helen Pearl Vick Rawles, age 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, February 8, 2013. Helen was the daughter of the late Pervis and Linda Vick and was a native and lifelong Newport News resident. She was a member of Riverside Baptist Church and graduated Class of 1947 Newport News High School. Helen was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked for the J C Penny Co. for 13 years. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 60 years, James Thomas Rawles, two sons, Mark Rawles (Mary Jo) and Neil Rawles (Constance) all of Newport News, two daughters, Jamie Smith (Leland) of Chesapeake, Joyce Stowell (Craig/ Fiancé)of Newport News, 5 grandchildren, Emily, Corrie, Marty, Alison, Brandy and 6 great-grandchildren, Ana, Gabriel, Liam, Lexi, Rowan and Trystyn. The family will receive friends at the W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 1 to 2 PM and then follow in procession to the Peninsula Memorial Park Cemetery where a graveside service celebrating Helen's kindness and passion for life will be held at 2:30 PM with Randy McCollum officiating. Please leave condolences at wjsmithandsonfh.com
. Arrangements by W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.