Helen Tynes, 74, of Deweyville, passed away Tuesday, March 1, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.
Services to remember her life will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, March 4, at the First Baptist Church in Deweyville. Officiating will be the Rev. Damon Bickham.
Rite of Committal and Interment will follow services, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband at King Cemetery in Hartburg. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. on Thursday at the church.
Mrs. Tynes was born on May 25, 1936 in DeQuincy, Louisiana to her parents, Otis Lonell Snyder and Mary Margaret (Franklin) Snyder, she was a lifelong resident of the Deweyville area, she was of the Baptist faith and she retired as a medication aide from the Jones Nursing Home in Orange. Mrs. Tynes was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed the gardening of flowers and vegetables and she also enjoyed cooking. Her family will remember her stuffed bell pepper and the cornbread dressing that she prepared for Thanksgiving Dinner.
Awaiting her at heaven’s gate and preceding her in death are her parents; her husband, Billy Joe Tynes; her sister, Edna V. Clark and her longtime companion, Lee Landry.
Those who will most cherish her memory are her son, Bobby Tynes and wife, Phelonise of Deweyville; her daughters, Mary Lois Davis and husband, James of Deweyville and Margie Tynes and fiancé, Joe Richard of Deweyville; her sister, Kathryn Holley of Houston; her brother, James Snyder and wife, Alice of Houston; her step brother, Archie “Butch” Gillis of Louisiana;
Also surviving her are her grandchildren, Brian Sheppard, Kellie King, B. J. Sheppard, Shelley Sheppard, Bubba Cheatwood, Cassie Hantz and Josh Cheatwood; her great grandchildren, Kenzie, Damian, Isaiah, Cameron, Bridget, Harlie, Christian, Bryson and Corban and her great great grandson, Levi.
Helen is also survived by numerous extended family and friends. Serving as pallbearers are Brian Sheppard, B. J. Sheppard, Josh Cheatwood, Chris Hantz, Juan Marroquin and Jeremy Tynes.