Thursday, April 11, 2013
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Helen Loyd Christian
Helen Loyd Christian of Loganville, GA joined her Lord while in hospice on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
She is survived by daughter, Carol Christian Jones and son-in-law, Bob Jones; grandchildren, Anna Jones Rollins, Robert Christian Jones, and Christopher Matthew Hayes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. Christian, daughter, Cathy Christian Hayes, and brother, William J. Loyd, Jr.
Helen was born in Atlanta, GA on August 11, 1924, to Emma Lee Stevens Loyd and William Joseph Loyd, Sr. She was a 1942 graduate of the former Commercial High School in Atlanta. Helen worked at Southern Bell telephone as a Secretary for a number of years before becoming a devoted wife and mother.
After her children were raised, she was a loyal staff member at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Decatur for many years.
Helen had a loving extended family and many friends. She was an active member of Corinth Baptist Church in Loganville, GA and always enjoyed her many friends at Corinth, as well as at Woodlawn.
This strong, sweet southern lady will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
The Service Honoring the Life of Helen L. Christian will be held Friday, April 12, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel with Pastor Don Richards officiating. Interment will follow at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Friday. Members of the Senior Groups at Corinth and Woodlawn are asked to serve as an Honorary Escort.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to Embracing Hospice Foundation, 5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Ste. D580, Atlanta, GA 30342 in memory of Helen Loyd Christian.
Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, A Family Company, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200 has been entrusted with the arrangements.