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Helen Padgett

Visitation: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 18, 2023

Location: Weymouth Funeral Home

Cellebration Of Life Service: 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 18, 2023

Location: Weymouth Funeral Home

Interment: Following the Service

Location: Peninsula Memorial Park

Helen Padgett, 84, will be remembered for Her Elegance and Grace. On November 11, 2023, the world bid farewell to a remarkable soul, Mrs. Helen Padgett. A native of Newport News, Virginia, Helen's life unfolded as a testament to elegance, grace, and a profound appreciation for the beauty of shared moments. She was born to James Bushell McArthur and Helen Nelson McArthur. Helen's journey embraced the heart of Southern charm and familial warmth. Helen's magnetic personality endeared her to all who crossed her path. An adept storyteller and lover of music, she reveled in playing the spoons, often harmonizing with friends strumming guitars and ukuleles at their cherished beach home in Poquoson, Virginia. A beacon of Southern hospitality, Helen's impact resonates beyond the borders of her Alexandria, Louisiana home.

Mrs. Helen Padgett's story, rich with laughter, melody, and coastal memories, will continue to inspire and bring solace to those privileged to have known her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Sherwood Padgett; parents, James Bushell McArthur and Helen Nelson McArthur and her sister, Harriet McArthur Michael.  Helen leaves behind a legacy of love and joy. She is survived by her daughter, Amy Thompson and son-in-law, Marlin Thompson; her grandchildren, Megan Leigh Graham, Ashlynn Renee Graham, Jeffery Charles McConnell and Kelsey Jane Faccone; her great-grandchildren, Aubrey Elaine Eddie, Jacob Kade, Richard and Anniston Claire Richard as well as her brother, James Scotty McArthur AND a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Pallbearers include, Marlin Thompson, Jeffery McConnell, David Brabrand, Paul Michael, Jim McArthur, and Jeff McGlohn. Honorary Pallbearer, Jacob Richard.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Weymouth Funeral Home. Her vivacious spirit will be celebrated during a service at 2:00 p.m. at Weymouth Funeral Home with interment to follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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#3 Mike Smith 2023-11-16 21:45
The mayor of Griffins Beach will always have a lot fond place in my heart. Those Saturday nights with Helen on the spoons and Harriet on ukulele and everyone singing and laughing around the fire. Just great memories. Helen was a true original and made so many of us her friend. Farewell Helen you were a blessing.
#2 Sheryl Michael 2023-11-15 17:56
Helen was an Operating Nurse at Riverside. She was dedicated and loved to make her colleagues laugh. I enjoyed working with her at the beginning of my career.
#1 Em DeGroot 2023-11-15 16:55
So many wonderful memories. Farewell my good friend.

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