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Gene Watts Jones

09/24/1929 ~ 07/15/2018

Services will be held: 07/19/2018

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Charles D. Stephenson

06/13/1928 ~ 07/13/2018

Services will be held: 07/15/2018

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Marilyn E. Squier

06/09/1931 ~ 07/11/2018

Services will be held: 07/14/2018

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Clayton E. Jenkins

4/12/1924 ~ 07/11/2018

Services will be held: 07/14/2018


Teresa “Terri” Carpenter

07/13/1954 ~ 07/10/2018

Services will be held: 07/14/2018

Deborah Shay

Deborah Doroshenko Shay

02/26/1956 ~ 07/10/2018

Services will be held: 07/12/2018

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Ronald Clark Butler

12/14/1933 ~ 07/09/2018

Services will be held: 07/14/2018

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Diana Silvia

07/07/1938 ~ 07/09/2018

Services will be held: 07/12/2018

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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