SULPHUR SPRINGS—The life of Helen Marie Queen Threadgill was celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at West Oaks Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs, Texas, with Charles Moore officiating. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Shiloh Cemetery in Mt. Enterprise, Texas.

Her life priorities were her faith and service to God, her love of family and her love for her church family, friends, and neighbors. She was born in Fort Worth, Texas, August 10, 1920, and was always so proud to be a native of her hometown. She and Carroll Threadgill were married July 31, 1943, in Fort Worth and made their home there for nearly 59 years until his death in 2002. Helen attended Paschal High School and business school in Fort Worth and worked at the Fort Worth Public Library, Greyhound Bus Lines and for American Manufacturing Co. She and Carroll were devoted to their family and enjoyed being involved in their family activities. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and the Ladies Friendship Bible Class, Mansfield, Texas. Helen was a volunteer at Huguley Assisted Living where she loved calling Bingo for over nineteen years. She was also recognized as an outstanding citizen by the Rendon Fire Department for her support (pies, dinners, etc!) of that organization. She loved cooking and sharing with others.

Preceding Helen in death were her husband, Carroll, her parents Bert and Helen Hunter Queen and her sisters Sue Oliver, Lucile Rappoport, and Louise Labyak. 

Surviving Helen are daughter Monica and husband Joe Crouch, Sulphur Springs, Texas, and son Morris and wife Doris Threadgill, Stephenville, Texas. Her wonderful grandchildren are Joseph and wife Renee Crouch, Nathan and wife Liz Crouch and Samantha and husband Kenny Baxter all of Sulphur Springs, Texas; Michael Lewis, Crowley, Texas; Jim Lewis, Dublin, Texas; Robert Lewis, Medina, Texas; David and wife Dawn Lewis, Springtown, Texas; Patricia Lewis, Hico, Texas; and Tim and wife Chris Lewis, Stephenville, Texas. Precious great grandchildren are Chase Crouch, Sarah and Matthew Harper, Molly Crouch and Oliver Baxter, all of Sulphur Springs, Nichole Burmeier, Springtown, Texas; Paul Lewis, Arlington, Texas; Kelley Lewis, Bayside, New York; Kevin Lewis, Lamesa, Texas; Klint Lewis, Austin, Texas; Claire Lewis, Kerrville, Texas; Zachary Lewis, Marshall, Texas; McKayla, McKenzie and Heath Lewis, Springtown, Texas; Mariah and Bethany Cortez and Lane Whitehead, Stephenville, Texas; Courtney and Jonathan Ward and Jocelyn and Jacob Lewis, Stephenville, Texas.

Also surviving are nieces Brenda Smith, Patricia Parkman and Valerie Whiteley all of Fort Worth, Texas, and nephew David Rappoport, Surfside, Florida.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.