Helen Richards Tucker, 69, of Summerville, Georgia, died on Sunday, December 16, 2012, at her residence.
Mrs. Tucker was born Dec. 6, 1944, in Tallahassee, Fla., the daughter of the late Thomas Matthew Whiteside and Gladys Estelle Cecil Whiteside. Mrs. Tucker was a retired CNA with Hutcheson Hospice, a member of the Trion Heights Baptist Church, loving mother and caregiver, who was strong in a never failing faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Jerome Tucker.
Survivors include her children, Charles Patrick Tucker, Susan and Corey Perry, Stacey Neal, brother, Kenneth and Teresa Whiteside, Mary and Carlton Stovall, 8 Grandchildren, a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernon Johnson and Chaplain Ricky Studdard officiating with burial in West Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Brad Agee, Jason Dawson, Ted Bowers, Jay Smith, Mike Bowers, Ricky Studdard, Jason Taylor, and Tim Harrison. Honorary pallbearers will be the Ladies Sunday School Class of Trion Heights Baptist Church, Hugh Wilson, Doyle Bethune, David Bethune, Clete Holzer, Doyle and Carol Waters.
Mrs. Tucker will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18.