On Monday, December 19, 2022, Helen Wilkie, loving, consoling, nurturing, comforting, sister, Momma, MawMaw, and Mimi passed away. Momma was 87 years old. Momma is in Heaven with her husband, Darel, whom she loved and missed very much.
Momma was born on October 31, 1935 in Lepanto, Arkansas to Elster and Nova Marie Smith. Momma had three brothers; Jimmy, Randy, and Danny Smith. She married Darel Wilkie and together they raised five wonderful children; Rick, René, Elaine, Lisa, and Rob.
Momma’s first job was helping women look and feel beautiful; she was a “Beautician”, also known as a “Hair Stylist”. Later in her life she went back to school and got a degree in nursing. She was loving, caring, and very compassionate to those she cared for just the way she was with all of us! Momma loved to paint, go fishing, crochet, cook, read, and take care of her thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Helen Wilkie had many friends and lots of family that loved and cared deeply about her, and will miss her forever. I believe the ones who called her, “Momma, sister, MawMaw, and Mimi”, will truly miss her the most.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Darel and youngest son, Robert.
She is survived by her four children, Rick Acosta, René Davis, Elaine Hosea, Lisa Notestine; three brothers, Jimmy, Randy, and Danny Smith; thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
She will forever be loved!
A family-hosted celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 11:00am Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cabot, Arkansas.
Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com