Archer, Helen May

Talented Event Planner, Florist, And Decorator

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Helen Archer
Helen Archer

Helen May Archer, 86, of Hixson, went to be with Jesus on Monday morning, September 21, 2020. She passed away peacefully in her home near her family and friends.

Helen was born on April 4, 1934, in Ashtabula, Ohio, the daughter of the late Theodore and Catherine Bush. Helen was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 64 years, Vern Archer, who passed away this past November.

Helen lived in Hixson since 1990 and previously lived in Dayton, TN. She was an Ashtabula High School graduate Class of 1952 and earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Bryan College in 1974. Helen was a dedicated civil servant, spending several years as a social worker for the state of Tennessee. She also was an incredibly talented event planner, florist, and decorator. She was known for her strength, hospitality, silly antics, and her unwavering faith in Jesus Christ. Helen was a member of the Grace Bible Church in Dayton, Abba’s House in Hixson, and Dallas Bay Baptist Church in Hixson.

Helen is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Crider of Hixson; her son, Dale (Annette) Archer of Fuquay Varina, NC; four grandchildren, Joshua Harmon, Julia (Michael) Kurschner, Courtney Archer, and Carrie (Brian) Cook; and three great-grandchildren, Liam Kurschner, David Kurschner and Noah Kurschner.

Visitation for Helen and the family will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 2-3 p.m. with the service immediately to follow at the Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel in Hixson. 

She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Randolph, NY.   

If you aren’t comfortable in attending the service you may join us live for the service at https://www.facebook.com/chattanooganorthchapel/

We respectfully request that "social distancing", wearing masks at all times, and all CDC measures be adhered to at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, Tn. 37343. 

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.


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