A funeral service honoring the life of Mrs. Helen Faye Posey Radford, 89, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Mansfield, in Mansfield, Louisiana. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow the service at Mansfield Cemetery in Mansfield, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Dr. Thumper Miller and Brother William Valentine.
Helen was born to Robert Earl Posey and Mamie Evans Posey on April 10th, 1932, in El Dorado, Arkansas, and entered into rest on November 15, 2021, in Mansfield, Louisiana.
Helen was a resident of Mansfield and worked for the Desoto Parish School Board for 25 years. On September 2, 1944, Helen professed her faith in Jesus. At the time of her passing, she was the longest living member of First Baptist Church of Mansfield, having been a member for 77 years. Helen could be described as an active Prayer Warrior, who wouldn’t hesitate to lift those in need. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Red Hat Society, and held many positions in the Pilot Club with the most distinguished being President. She enjoyed singing in the FBC choir, attending Sunday school, cooking for her family, traveling, and sewing. A loving woman, Helen actively kept track of her loved one’s birthdays and would sing to them and send cards whenever the opportunity presented itself. She was a special soul who will dearly be missed.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, William O. Radford, Sr; parents; brothers, Robert E. Posey, Jr. and James Leon Posey; sisters, Lyntine Posey Ricks, Doris Lee Posey McCuller, Louise Posey Odom, Myra Posey Myers, and her grandson, William Scott Radford. She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Posey Gentry; sons, William Odell Radford, Jr and wife, Jeanie, and James E. Radford and partner, Cherrie; daughters, Gwendolyn Faye Radford Penny and husband, Michael, and Helen Patricia Radford Eddington and husband, Mark; 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Honoring Helen as pallbearers will be David Posey, William Valentine, Craig Valentine, Richard Valentine, Eddie Myers, and Tim Myers. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Brad Radford, Andrew Penny, Matthew Radford, and Robert Eddington.
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