In the Winter of 1951 on the 7th Day of January, a beautiful light was brought forth to Solomon Addison and Lou Mae Johnson Addison. At an early age, Helen was baptized at Mount Gilead Baptist Church where she received training with the Baptist Training Union (BTU), attended Sunday School and was also a member of the Junior Missionaries. She was a devout Bible Scholar and Loved the Lord Jesus Christ. She later became a member of The Church of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, FL where she remained a faithful member until her failing health. In the winter of 2021, on the 16th day of March, that same wonderful shining light after 70 years dwindled away.
Helen attended Durham City Schools, where she was the proud graduate of the 1969 Class of Hillside High School. In 1994, while following her dreams and pursuing her career, Helen relocated to the city of Jacksonville, Fl.
Helen or “Halen” as she was known to all of her family, was employed as a Telephone Operator with General Telephone form many years, and later advanced her career with AT&T where she retired in 2010 after over 20 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her father, Solomon Addison; mother, Mae Johnson Addison Scott and three sisters, Sandra Walton, Lizzie Mae Surmon and Lugenia Mason.
She leaves to cherish fond memories; her sister, Blondeaner Brown (Frank); nieces, Alecia Addison, Anita Burroughs (William), Frankie White (Jerry), Gloria Smith (Darin), Tyana Morris (Dennis), Johnetta Mason and Sonya Mason-Hodge; nephews; Reginald Mason, Clifton Mason (Stephanie), and Daryl Thompson; great nieces, Sharae, Devin, Brionna, Aliyah, Denise, Jasmine and Kamren; great nephews, Jamal, DeMarco, Miles, Marcus, Jordan, Shawn, Karter, Jayden; great-great nephew, Jeremy Jr. and great-great nieces, SkyLynn and Lailah along with a host of cousins, relatives and many devoted friends.