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Helen Merritt

1927 - 2021



Helen Potts Merritt, 94, of Chincoteague Island, VA passed away on  November 19, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.  

She was born on Chincoteague Island , VA on July 24, 1927 to the late William and Viola (Melvin) Potts.

She was a member of Union Baptist Church, Daughters of Ruth Sunday School Class, and Accomack Order of Eastern Star #62.

Helen is survived by her loving Granddaughters, Crystal Fisher and Tammy Mitchell of...

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Kathy Reed

November 23, 2021 11:07 AM

I worked with Miss Helen for many years  siting side by side. at the elections. She always had us laughing. She looked forward for all of the Teaguers. to come in so she could tease with them. I've really missed her for the past couple of years.  She was one of a kind!

Lynwood Lewis

November 23, 2021 8:57 AM

Helen was a great person and a gem of the community. Helen and Paul were a great team for so many years and then she continued on her own. A truly wonderful woman and she always brightened your day whenever you saw her.
A Court appearance in Eastville which cannot be moved keeps me from attending the service.

Renata Shura

November 22, 2021 10:12 PM

So very sorry for your loss. "Miss Helen" was a one-of-a-kind, venerable woman and her passing is a great loss to the island. I have the happiest of memories spending hours in her Pony Penning Enterprises shop on Maddox Blvd, chatting with her and admiring her Breyer models. 🐴 Godspeed.

Louisa Flaningam and Paul Brzozowski

November 22, 2021 11:25 AM

Helen was a wonderful woman and a great inspiration to us.  May she rest in peace and know all the love that is sent to her her from all her friends and family.  And, we send our love to all the family....Louisa Flaningam and Paul Brzozowski  

Thomas Widgeon

November 20, 2021 5:30 AM

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