Helena Alice Edwards Chambers, 92, left a legacy of faith, love and compassion

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Helena A. Chambers
Helena A. Chambers

Helena Alice Edwards Chambers, 92, was born on July 7, 1924. She passed from this life to her eternal home in heaven Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Charles William Chambers, parents and all of her siblings.

Helena had four children, Charles William “Bill” Chambers Jr., and his wife, Susan, Karen Moore, and her husband, Ken, Deborah Vardaro, and her husband, Bruce, Joseph Chambers, and his fiancée, Brenda Roesch. She also has a niece, Barbara Smith, who she considered a daughter. She has 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Helena leaves behind a legacy of faith, love and compassion that was extended to her family and friends and strangers alike. No need that she was aware of in anyone’s life was ever left unmet. Her family counts it a privilege to have had her as an example to follow.

We can only imagine the celebration that took place in heaven when she entered the gates of glory on Valentine’s Day. She was so in love with the Lord. Our family believes He took her home on that particular day as a sign to us that she was His sweetheart too.

Listening to her pray during the last days of her life, we were touched by her continued prayers for her family and friends. Each prayer was ended by the following benediction, “Dear Lord, make me a better person tomorrow than I was today, and please help me always to be kind.” May we all follow her example. “Well done thy good and faithful servant.”

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Woodlawn Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Woodlawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.woodlawngroup.com.