Helen M Williams

Born: Mon., Jan. 12, 1948
Died: Sat., Sep. 17, 2011

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Helen M. Williams, 63, of Harrisburg, departed this life to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at Golden Living Center.

Born January 12, 1948 in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of Thomas E. and Bertha M. (Brown) Williams, Sr.

She was a 1965 graduate of John Harris High School and a graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College.

Residing in Denver, Colorado for 30 years, she worked for Lockeed Martin for many years before returning to Harrisburg about 10 years ago.

She loved to travel, visiting many different countries, and was an excellent writer as well as an avid reader. She loved people and life.

Surviving are two sisters, Leslie Opara and Joanna Dovie; three brothers, Thomas E. Jr., Alfred H., and Jacob Sr. and his wife, Veronica, whom Helen loved dearly; an aunt, Margaret Lewis; many cousins, nephews and nieces as well as great nephews and nieces.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Winnie, Vivian and Victoria.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.

The family wishes to express their thanks for the acts of kindness shown at this difficult time and gives a special thank you to her personal pastors, Thomas and Nellie Bryant, of New Birth Christian Fellowship and to the Rodriguez family, her extended family, whom she was very fond of.

Arrangements entrusted to Zimmerman-Auer Funeral Home, Inc., Harrisburg

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Barry Frasier

To the Williams Family: May god continue to Bless and Comfort you during this time. I had the pleasure of meeting Helen and what a wonderful spirit and beautiful personality she presented. Be encouraged to know that "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord" Jake, you indeed gave Helen her flowers while she could smell them!

Wendy Fogarty

Jake and family,

I had the pleasure of meeting Helen at PSECU. She was having difficulty at the ATM machine, I helped her and thats how our friendship started. I would take her places, helped her decorate her house and I was so honored when she ask me to go to New York with her. We had a wonderful time, we did everthing she wanted to do that day, she was so happy to just ride in the open air bus and view all the sites and tall buildings. She was quite the fighter and very independent, I admired her for her spunk and willingness to do things on her own. She was such a beautiful person with so much knowledge of the world around us. Helen has been on my mind for quite some time, I knew the last time I saw her she didn't have much time, it weight heavy on my heart not knowing if she had passed or not. Well today I finally located her, I know she is dancing with delight being with the rest of her family that went before her. My best to you and your famaily. I'm so glad I was able to help her and be there for her. Thank You.

Wendy Fogarty