MARGARETTSVILLE — Helen Bridges Harrell Claude, 75, of Margarettsville, transitioned from this earthly life unto eternal rest Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, while in the comfort of her home.

Helen was born on Monday, Feb. 25, 1946, in Northampton County, to the parentage of the late James and Edmonia Jordan Harrell.

Survivors include her husband, Matthew Claude of the home; children, Kenneth Claude of Margarettsville, Benjamin Claude (Latoya) of Norfolk, Virginia, and Nicole Claude of Margarettsville; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Julia Griffin (WT) of Manassas, Virginia, Sylvia Sharp (Ronald) of Ahoskie, Marion Tann and Winfred Harrell (Queenie), both of Margarettsvile, and Monica P. Keeling (Mark) of Branchville, Virginia; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A viewing will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 at T.L. Faison’s Funeral Care, 301 Park St. in Seaboard, which is handling the arrangements.

A homegoing celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Zion Church Road in Margarettsville. Mrs. Claude will be laid to rest in the Jordan Family Cemetery.

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