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Visitation information
Maple Springs United Methodist Church
2569 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Sunday, Aug 13, 2017

Service information
Maple Springs United Methodist Church
2569 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Sunday, Aug 13, 2017
3 p.m.

Interment information
Graveside Service Forsyth Memorial Park Mausoleum August 14th, 11:00 a.m.
Winston-Salem, NC

Helen Teague Sawyer
Jul 29, 1925 - Aug 09, 2017
Helen Teague Sawyer, 92, (our beloved Mama) passed away peacefully at Forsyth Memorial Hospital (Palliative Care) on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Helen was born on July 29, 1925 in Durham to Loyd Washington and Avarie Martin Teague. She graduated from Mars Hill College and worked for Western Electric where she met her husband, Chan Sawyer. She was a member of Maple Springs United Methodist Church and also taught music at the Maple Springs Preschool. She enjoyed music, cooking, and volunteering at the Red Cross. Helen was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Chan Sawyer, who passed away in 1989. She was also predeceased by her parents, and three siblings. She is survived by son David M. Sawyer of Winston-Salem; daughter Ann S. Hall of Winston-Salem; brother Dr. David B. Teague; sisters Mrs. Miriam Lewis of Harlem, GA, Mrs. Margaret (Neil) Bolick of Hickory, NC, and Rev. Marietta Smith of Lenoir, NC; and special friends Ted Williams and Christine Welborn as well as several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 13 at Maple Springs United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Coppley and Rev. Gary Mahathey. The family will receive friends following the service. The graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 14 at the Forsyth Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Maple Springs United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 2569 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106 or the American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839. Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
Rev Aunt(Marietta Smith)
I will miss you my sweet Sissy. I hope Heaven is everything you thought it would be and more. I love you! RevMom
Larry Shouse
David,Ann, and family, My sincere condolences at this time. From Helen's "little brother."
So regret I cannot be at the service but certainly my thoughts and prayers are with you and I'll be there in spirit. Much love and sympathy. So glad I got to be a little part of your mother's life. ✝️♥️✝️♥️ Phyllis V
Tri-anim Southern Region
Ann, our condolences on your family's loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tri-Anim Eastern Region
Ann- You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our condolences on the passing of your mother. Although we can not be there in person, we are all here for you. Please reach out to any of your work family if you need anything.
Debbie & Marie (Medicap Pharmacy)
Ann, You and your family were so blessed to have this sweet, Godly lady as your Mom. She lit up the store when she came into our pharmacy and we loved the hugs she so freely gave. She will be missed by so many. May God comfort your hearts at this time of sorrow.
Rachel Morton
May you find comfort and strength in knowing that God loves you and he cares for you, through talking to him in prayer, and from God's Word, the Bible. Psalm 36:7 says: "How precious your loyal love is, O God! In the shadow of your wings, the sons of men take refuge" Psalm 62:8 "Pour out your hearts before him. God is a refuge for us". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (2 Corinthians 1:3.4; Isaiah 41:10) jw.org
Scott Carpenter
Dear Ann and David, I am thinking of you and all the extended family now and in the days ahead. Your mom--Helen --to me--was indeed radiant joy on this earth! I think back to my days as organist at Maple Springs. She was by my side many a Sunday morning and for most every wedding and funeral turning my pages at the organ. We made beautiful music together! And all the brownies that we ate together at her home! I know she loved you both greatly and she adored Chan. She always spoke with love for you all and her extended family. Another angel making glorious music in heaven.... God bless you, Scott
Jane Cartwright Cline
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I always enjoyed your Mother's sweet way she even visited me at my apartment after a car wreck, Ann back in our twenties! Her Christian life touch so many in the church thru her music, an example to us all! She is smiling at all her love ones from heaven. Sincerely, Jane


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