Helen L. Sink

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 15, 2010

Helen L. Sink, 90, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was born in Taylorsville, Miss., and had been a lifelong resident of Vicksburg. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She found her happiness as a homemaker and enjoying cooking and baking cakes for her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Grover Robinson and Iva Stringer Robinson; husband, Clyde L. Sink; three brothers, Haskel Robinson of Baytown, Texas, Billy Ray Robinson of Taylorsville and Norman Robinson of Vicksburg; three sisters, Alene Ford Sharp of Laurel, and Evelyn Hull and Doris Davis, both of Vicksburg; and a special granddaughter, Darla Leist Sanders of Vicksburg.

Survivors include one brother, Charles Robinson and wife Jenny Genevieve Robinson of Springfield, Mo.; two sons, Billy L. Watkins and his wife, Linda Taylor Watkins, of Port Gibson and Forrest Sink and his wife, Katherine Neal Sink, of Vicksburg; two daughters, Betty Leist and husband Fred Leist of Vicksburg and Carolyn Harris Sheppard and husband Mac Sheppard of Braxton; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Glenwood Funeral Home Chapel at Vicksburg with the Rev. Chris Young and the Rev.  Fred Leist Jr. officiating. Visitation will be at noon prior to the service. Interment will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Billy Leist, Steve Leist, Daniel Edwards, John Clyde Harris, Bobby Sanders, Gerald Davis and Jarone Neal.

Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Posey, James Ingram, Joe Tom, B.B. Evans, Larry Pope, Herman Campbell, Dr. Russell Barnes, Robert Jones, Carroll Warnock, the sixth-floor nursing staff of River Region Hospital, the staff of Shady Lawn Nursing Home and the staff of Providence Hospice.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hawkins United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, Highland Baptist Church and Bowmar Baptist Church. A special thanks to the staff of Shady Lawn Nursing Home in providing her with a second family and earthly home. Also, special thanks to River Region Hospital and Providence Hospice for the loving care provided during her final days and hours. God bless everyone for the many intercessory prayers and acts of kindness shown to the family. Our dear mother is now absent from the body and present with the Lord. Praise God!