A memorial service for Mrs. Mary Helen Hopkins Guilliams will be held at Crossroads Methodist Church in Marshall, Texas on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 10 a.m. with graveside service following. Bro. Thad Carter and Bro. Glenn Guilliams will be officiating the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA.
Mary Helen Hopkins Guilliams was born on March 26, 1936, to her parents, Felton A. Hopkins, Sr. and Elizabeth Ratley Hopkins. Mrs. Guilliams transitioned from her earthly home to her heavenly home on September 24, 2022, at the age of 86, in Monroe, LA.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Hullen Guilliams, three brothers Ray Hopkins, Howard Hopkins, and Floyd Hopkins.
Survivors include three sons, Glenn Guilliams and wife Tina, Bobby Guilliams and wife Susan, and Doug Guilliams; one daughter Teresa Kelly and husband Brant; brother Felton Hopkins, Jr. and sister-in-law Maurine Hopkins. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.
On March 26, 1936, Felton A. Hopkins, Sr. and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Ratley Hopkins welcomed the birth of Mary Helen to their family. She was the fifth child and the only daughter. Growing up with brothers, she learned to shoot guns, crack whips, and love big. At the age of 15, she became Hullen’s wife in a marriage that lasted 66 years. A few years later Hullen was drafted in the Korean War leaving his young bride at home. Her father told her to find something she enjoyed to keep her mind off the war, so she started shooting a .22 rifle then began striking matches with shots. Over a ten year span their family grew beginning with Glenn, then Teresa, followed by Bobby, and then Doug. Mary Helen was a strong lady, raising her children on her own when her husband was traveling for work. Through the years her family grew, it was her pride and joy.
Mary Helen enjoyed telling others about her Savior, Jesus. God’s love reflected through Helen; her love abounded for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends. She loved to help others, even when she was in the nursing home she was assisting others.
Mary Helen was a florist at Marshall Pottery, restaurant and grocery store owner, and last employment was at West Monroe Nursing Home in West Monroe, LA. as an assistant to the administrator.
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