Obituary of Mary Helen Deas
Mary Helen Deas
Mary Helen was born in Columbia, South Carolina on October 22, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Solomon and Helen Green.
She married the late Solomon Joseph Deas in Columbia, SC and gave birth to two children, Solomon Joseph Deas Jr (Teedy) and Carolyn Diane Deas.
Mary Helen was affectionately known as Pat.
Mary was educated in the South Carolina school system in Columbia, SC, and attended Benedict College before moving to NYC.
Mary worked as a Home Health Aide for years before retiring and moving to Labelle, FL on April 30th, 1991.
After moving to FL, Mary returned to work at Senior Connections where she served hot meals to the senior citizens of Labelle until she became ill.
Mary Helen Deas transitioned quietly on August 16, 2023 at her home, surrounded by her family.
She was preceded in death by her Mother Helen Cheeks and Father Solomon Green, siblings (Johnny, Margaret, Leon and James), husband Solomon Joseph Deas and children Solomon Joseph Deas Jr (Teedy) and Carolyn Diane Bright.
She is survived by her devoted granddaughters Patricia McKenzie and Anika Deas. Grandson, David McKenzie. Great Grandson, Dorian Deas. Two great granddaughters, Peyton Aubri and Kenzie Lynn Deas. Three Nieces, Margaret Green Browne, Sheryl (Carl) Finn, and Karen Knuckles. One Nephew, Ray (Stephanie) Hammie. A special long time friend Ruby Little and a host of great nieces, nephews, family and friends.
We all will miss Mary tremendously as she was the Matriarch of our family, we know to be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord.
“For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.”
Romans 14:8 KJV
Homegoing Services will be held on Saturday, August 26th at 11am at
New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
874 Suwannee Avenue
Labelle FL 33935
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