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Helen Louise Waters

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Helen Louise Waters Obituary
Mrs. Helen Louise Waters, 79, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood Florida. Her final words to the family, friends and physicians at her side were, "Thank You Very Much." Helen, or "Mother Helen" as she was often referred, was born on March 18, 1939 in Miami, Florida to Enos and Beulah Gardiner. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and then attended Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas where she became a social activist and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. She later went on to obtain a Masters Degree from Yale University for Cytology. For nearly five decades, she worked as a Registered Nurse and Cytotechnologist. Helen lived an abundant life centered on serving God and her community by praying, cooking, hugging, laughing and just listening to others.Helen is survived by her beloved only daughter, Sylvet Joy Waters, her sisters, Elizabeth Singleton, Betty Gardiner and Barbara Robinson, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends and others in the community whose lives Mother Helen touched are invited to Mount Hermon AME church at 401 NW 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida at 12 PM on Saturday, July 21, 2018 to celebrate her life, reminisce, grieve and partake in fellowship with some of Mother Helen's favorite foods. Condolences may be sent to McWhite's Funeral Home, located at 3501 West Broward Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312, where a viewing will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 5 PM to 9 PM.
Published in Sun-Sentinel from July 13 to July 20, 2018
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