SESSER — Helen Lucille Kirkpatrick Galloway went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, surrounded by her three beautiful daughters.
She was born Aug. 25, 1939, to Virgil “Whitey” and Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, in Du Quoin.
She married Donald Lee Galloway on July 27, 1957, in Sesser. They enjoyed more than 50 years of marriage and were blessed with four children.
She was a mother, Tupperware manager, but best remembered in her community as Mrs. Helen, our bus driver.
She enjoyed painting, quilting, traveling and spending time with her family.
She was a Christian and helped plant the Butterfield Freewill Baptist Church in Aurora, and was a member of Hazel Dell Freewill Baptist Church in Sesser.
She is survived by her daughters, Debbie and Jeff Staley of Mount Vernon, Diana and Steve Rea of Benton, and Dana and Darrell Kingore of Ozark, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Shelly Galloway-Thies and husband, Jeff, of Sesser; and one sister, Virginia and Jerry Brachear of Saginaw, Michigan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don; and beloved son, Danny.
She adored her grandchildren, Dacey, Abbi, Allison, Ben, Dustin, John Palmer, Dayton, Daelon, Will, Dason, Drennon and Dreanna, and many great-grandchildren.
She also leaves behind many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Vistation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 19, in Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser, with a celebration of her life at 10 a.m. Monday, May 20.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to pancan.orgonate or accepted at the funeral home for Pancreatic Cancer Research in memory of her son, Danny Galloway.
For more information, visit www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.