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Dwight Gay

Dwight “Buddy” Gay

06/11/1956 ~ 10/09/2018

Services will be held:

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Betty Jean King

09/18/1933 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held:

Naomi Lee obit pic

Naomi Sommerville Lee

05/29/1920 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held: 10/11/2018

Betty Hudson obit pic

Betty Thomas Hudson

08/03/1937 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held: 10/12/2018

Joyce Pollard obit photo

Joyce D. Pollard

02/01/1947 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held: 10/11/2018

Richard Liles obit pic

Ricky Liles

11/15/1954 ~ 10/06/2018

Services will be held: 10/13/2018


Harriet S. Martin

09/26/1949 ~ 10/06/2018

Services will be held: 10/09/2018

Ruth Beasley Obit Photo

Julia Ruth Norris Beasley

07/29/1930 ~ 10/07/2018

Services will be held: 10/09/2018

Helen Elaine Black

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

9/14/1930 ~ 01/11/2018

Raleigh – Helen Elaine Black, 87, passed away on Thursday, January 11.  Mrs. Black was a retired registered nurse.  She had been a member of New Hope Baptist Church for many years and was the widow of Marvin Jerrell Black.

Surviving are daughters, Linda B. Smith of Lubbock, TX and Sara M Lassiter of Galax, VA; son, John H. Black; sister, Bessie Faye Christman of White, GA; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by three brothers, Bayne Grey Steele, Gary Eugene Steele, Donald Howard Steele, Jr., and two infant siblings.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 16, at 1 PM at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh.  Burial will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home for 1 hour prior to the service.



One hour prior to the service

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Raleigh



1 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel
831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604


  1. Jennifer Howell

    I am Mrs. Black’s oldest granddaughter. She will always be Big Momma to me. She will be missed.

  2. Pam Hughes

    I met Helen about a year ago when my father went to live at Commonwealth Assisted Living in Hillsville VA. She welcomed us and helped make a difficult decision easier to live with. She always had a welcoming smile when I visited my Dad and I enjoyed talking to her while we worked on many a puzzle. She was one special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

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