Helen Ledbetter Harrelson, of Prosperity, beloved wife of the late James Larry Harrelson died March 11, 2015 at her residence.

Born in Marion, N.C., she was one of twelve children born to the late W.E. and Lizzie Murphy Ledbetter. She was employeed by the Aiken Electrical Cooperative for many years. She was a member of Macedonia Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Goldies and served as a volunteer at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are her sons, Jacob (Ethel) Walker, Brad (Sherrie) Harrelson and Steve Harrelson; a daughter, Marlesia Keenan; her dear grandchildren, Dana Walker, Carly (Rusty) McClellan, Brandie (Scot) Thompson, Rachel Harrelson,Judy Keenan, Stephanie Harrelson, and Aaron Harrelson; and great-grandchildren, Charles Blitch and Scarlette Thompson; a brother, Ben (Nancy) Ledbetter; God daughter, Kathy Ledbetter; a dear friend who was like a second daughter, Faye Puckett; and a special sister-in-law, Jackie Kesler; and many dear relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by brothers Robert, Raymond, Clifton, W.J., DibJones, Calvin, and Dorgan; sisters, Mamie, Clyta, and Alda.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Macedonia Lutheran Church by the Rev. Randall Derrick. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Macedonia Lutheran Church, Family Life Center Fund, 49 Macedonia Church Road, Prosperity, S.C. 29127.

The family would like to thank Compassionate Care Hospice for their loving care.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Newberry County Memorial Hospital Volunteers and members of Macedonia Lutheran Church Goldies.

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#26 Vicki Hendrix 2015-03-19 15:29
I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady.
#25 Jennifer Martin 2015-03-19 13:56
Jacob - So very sorry to hear about your mother's passing. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during the days ahead.
#24 Johnson Motor Comp. 2015-03-18 10:36
Though we did not know Mrs. Harrelson, we are sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with the family.
#23 Gail Cooper 2015-03-17 16:48
Jacob, you and your family are in my prayers, I am sorry for your loss.
#22 Natasha Moore 2015-03-17 13:02
May God continue to strengthen and bless you during the loss of your Mother. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
#21 Angela Cotton 2015-03-17 12:23
Jacob and family: You are in my thoughts and prayers always. I am so very sorry for your loss. Love in Christ.
#20 Ann Burson 2015-03-17 09:50
Jacob, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
#19 Sherry Demas 2015-03-17 09:38
Losing someone who has played such an important role in life is never easy, just know I am thinking of you and pray you are ok.
#18 Machela Pugh Knox 2015-03-17 07:52
You and your family have my deepest sympathy during the loss of your mother. I pray that God and your faith in Him will sustain you during this time.
#17 Andrea Williams 2015-03-16 16:37
My sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult season in your lives. May God's continued peace and promises of comfort be with you always.
#16 Wanda Grandle 2015-03-16 16:32
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
#15 Skip Brotherton 2015-03-16 15:04
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Skip & Carmen Brotherton
#14 Karen F Harpe 2015-03-16 15:00
You and your family remain in my prayers! I am so very sorry for your loss.
#13 EdT 2015-03-16 14:57
Thoughts and prayer to you and your family. EdT
#12 Melodie Buchanan 2015-03-16 14:47
Jacob, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will give you and your family that peace that passes all understanding. I know God did this for me when my Mother passed in December. You and your family are in my prayers.
#11 Nora Greenway 2015-03-16 12:05
I met Helen when I began volunteering at NCMH on Tuesdays. I quickly learned that she was also a member at Macedonia. What a fine lady. We will dearly miss her smile at lunch on Tuesdays. May you find comfort in knowing she is Jesus' arms.

Nora Greenway
#10 Francis Kirkbride 2015-03-16 10:35
I am truly sorry for the loss of your Mother Jacob. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
#9 Leone Wisialowski 2015-03-14 11:30
Helen made our Tuesdays lots of fun. She was a wonderful lady-witty and kind. She was one of the highlights of my Tuesday volunteering. I will always miss her. Leone Wisialowski
#8 Jean Ledbetter 2015-03-14 08:55
I am so sad to hear about Helen's death. After Ray's death, she would call and talk about memories of growing up with "Pill" and the family. Our family spent several weekends at the lake when the boys were small. What a wonderful time and what wonderful memories.
#7 Diane Smith 2015-03-13 17:56
Helen was a very sweet and dear lady. It is an honor to be called her Friend. She always had a smile and an encouraging word. I enjoyed working with her at Newberry M Hospital(Volunt eer Dept.) We had a great time at lunch laughing, telling jokes and. sometimes just being silly. She will be missed by all.I pray the family will find comfort in knowing Helen is well now.It is my pray God will bless you with courage to bear the sorrow you feel. In Christian love Diane@Robert Smith
#6 Sandra Graves 2015-03-13 08:37
Helen was a dear lady. We worked at the hospital on Tuesday and I looked forward to seeing her. She was sweet and compassionate person and she could always make you feel good. I will miss her so much but God needed her more and no one will ever forget her.Thank you Helen for allowing me to be your friend. Things will not be the same without you. Everyones life was enriched by knowing you.
#5 Dorothy and Pat Long 2015-03-13 07:18
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You have our sympathy. Dorothy and Pat Longshore
#4 Angela Bowers 2015-03-12 21:06
Deepest sympathy to all the family members of Ms. Helen. She was a special part of our volunteer family and will be greatly missed. May God grant each of you peace which surpasses all understanding knowing that she rests in Jesus' arms now. She has been given a new body with no more pain. Much love to you all.
#3 Debra Taylor 2015-03-12 17:39
So sad to hear about Helen's death. I remember her when I worked at Newberry Hospital, but no matter when or where I saw her, she always had that unforgettable smile. She was a warm and caring person. God's grace be with you all during this difficult time.
#2 Dovie Hamm Franklin 2015-03-12 12:51
I am so sorry to learn of Mrs. Helen's passing. She was such a wonderful lady and neighbor. I will definately miss seeing her smile and hearing her always sweet voice.
Dovie, Dave and Gunnar Franklin
#1 Harold & Ola Mae Ful 2015-03-12 10:05
We are so sadden to hear of Helen's passing. She was loved by every one she met. She will be greatly missed. May our LOVING HEAVENLY FATHER wrap his loving arms around each of you and give you peace.
Harold & Ola Mae Fulmer

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