Helen Fulgham Johnson

Published 8:03 pm Friday, October 6, 2017

MABEN — Helen Fulgham Johnson, 76, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at 10:33 p.m. in Cleveland.

There will be a visitation Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland, and a second visitation Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Double Springs Baptist Church in Maben.

Services will begin at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, at Double Springs Baptist Church with burial following in the Clear Springs Primitive Baptist Cemetery in Maben. Ray Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Brother Brad Beckwith and Brother Milton Burd, both of First Baptist Church, Cleveland, will be officiating.

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Helen spent most of her life as a bookkeeper in the Starkville and Vicksburg areas. She worked as a news clerk in both Vicksburg and Cleveland. For many of her final years, she served the Cleveland community as a caregiver.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Cleveland.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe Elmer Fulgham and Lillie Leona Mullen Fulgham; sisters, Lavenia Moore and Opal Craft; brother-in-law, William Craft; sister-in-law, Roxie Fulgham; and four nephews.

She leaves behind her children, Ronald (Karen) of New York and Cheryl (Brett) Oleis of Cleveland; her grandchildren, J.D. Butler of New York, Henry Butler of New York, Tommy Butler of New York, Amanda (Ryan) McBride of Hattiesburg and Michael Oleis of Nashville, Tenn.; her great-granddaughter, Isabella McBride of Hattiesburg; her sisters, Celess (Bobby) Butler of Starkville and Judy (Jesse) Whitehead of Corinth; brothers, Joe (Carole) Fulgham Jr. of Maben and William Fulgham of Maben; brother-in-law, William Moore of McLemoresville, Tenn.; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Butler, J.D. Butler, Henry Butler, Tommy Butler, Brett Oleis, Michael Oleis, and Tom Brabston.

To view and sign the online guestbook, please visit rayfuneralhome.net.