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HELEN PERSON

April 6, 1943 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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HELEN PERSON Obituary

HELEN PERSON WAS BORN ON APRIL, 6, 1943 IN COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI TO EARNEST 

JACK NELSON AND ESTELLA "LOU" EDWARDS NELSON. SHE WAS THE 1ST BORN DAUGHTER AND THE 3RD BORN CHULD OFS CHILDREN. THE FAMILY MOVED TO VALLEJO, CA IN 1950 WHERE SHE ATTEND VALLEJO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, GRADUATING FROM VALLEJO SOL IN 1962. HELEN WENT ON TO ATTEND VALLEJO IC BEFORE WORKING AT MARE ISLAND AS A COMPUTER ENTRY MEMBER. 

SHE MET AND MARRIED TUR LOVE OF HER LIFE ERROL G, PERSON SR. IN 1970 IN THE BAY AREA WHELE HE WAS IN THE NAVY THANKS TO HER SISTER ANNIE RUTH CASEY WHOM HAD MET FRROL OUT AT A LOCAL HANG OUT, TELLING HIM SHE HAS A SISTER WITH AN ATTITUDE JUST LIKE HIM. HE REQUESTED TO MEET HER THE FOLLOWING DAY AND THE REST WAS HISTORY. THEY MOVED TO SAN DIEGO CA TO BEGIN THEIR LIVES TOGETHER BELIN WAS ABLE TO TRANSFER HER JOB TO THE NAVAL SUPPLY CENTER IN SAN DIEGO, CA WORKING IN CIVIL SERVICE FOR 30 YEARS. 

THROUGH THEIR UNION, 3 BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN WERE BORN: ERROL G. PERSON JR. BORN ON JANUARY 8, 1972, OCTAVIA RENEE PERSON BORN ON JUNE 21, 1976 AND THE BABY OF THE BUNCH KYLA DARINA PERSON BORN ON NOVEMBER 13, 1980. HELEN WAS A DEVOTED WIER AND MOTHER TO HER FAMILY, SHE WAS THE GLUE THAT HELD THEM ALL TOGETHER. SHE ALWAYS KNEW WHAT EACH OF THEM NEEDED AND GAVE IT ERLELTASTY, SHE HAD A SPECIAL BOND WITH EACH ONE OF HER CLULDREN THAT THEY CAN ALWAYS HOLD ONTO. HELEN TOOK ON TRIPLE DUTY AS HER HUSBAND ERROL SERVED 26 YEARS IN THE NAVY, LEAVING HELEN WITH 3 KIDS, A HOUSE AND A JOB TO MANAGE, SHE DID IT WITH EASE AND SUCH GRACE.

HELEN ENJOYED LISTENING TO MUSIC, WATCHING SPORTS WITH THE FAMILY, GARDENING, PLAYING THE SLOTS AT THE CASINO(WINNING BIG MOST TIMES), GOING OUT SHOPPING(QVC QUEEN) AND ON LUNCH DATES WITH HER FRIENDS. SHE WOULD ATTEND SAN DIEGO CHARGER GAMES WITH HER HUSBAND ERROL AS SEASON TICKET HOLDERS. ONCE ERROL GLENN JR. WAS OLD ENOUGH TO NEED A TICKET SILF BEGAN TO STAY HOME TO ALLOW FATHER AND SON BONDING TIME AT GAMES. OF COURSE OCTAVIA AND KYLA WOULDN'T BE FAR BEHIND IN ATTENDING GAMES AS WELL, HELEN WOULD WAIT FOR THE FAMILY TO RETURN FROM GAMES. IF THEY LOST SHE WOULD SAY THE CHARGERS LOOK WORSE THAN A POP WARNER TEAM, IF THEY WON SHE WOULD EXCLAIM "HOW BOUT MY CHARGERS" . 

HELEN HAD A SPECIAL BOND WITH HER SISTER AND BEST FRIEND ANNIE RUTH. "THEY WOULD TALK ON THE PHONE DAILY, LAUGHING AND CATCHING UP ON WHAT HAD HAPPENED THROUGH THE DAY IN EACH OF THEIR LIVES. LOSING ANNIE RUTH TOOK A HUGE TOLL ON HELEN. THEY ARE NOW REUNITED IN HEAVEN. 

HELEN WAS PRECEEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS JACK AND LOU NELSON, HER BROTHERS CHARLES JAMES NELSON, CLEOPAS NELSON, CALVIN NELSON AND SISTER ANNIE RUTH CASEY. 

SHE LEAVES TO CHERISH HER MEMORY, HUSBAND ERROL GLENN PERSON SR., SON ERROL GLENN PERSON JR., DAUGHTERS OCTAVIA RENEE PERSON (RENEE WOODS) AND KYLA DARINA PERSON. GRANDCHILDREN DE'CHANNEL OCTAVIA WRIGHT, NAHALI UNIQUE PERSON, ELIJAH XAVIER PERSON AND 1GREAT GRANDCHILD KHLOE JA'NAI MCBRIDE. IN ADDITION A HOST OF NIECES, NEPHEWS AND OTHER LOVING RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. 

 

When we get to glory land
Christ will hold me by his hand
United we’ll be!
So happy, so free!
In the blessed land above,
Christ will tell of his love
What a glorious day!
When we get to glory land.

 

 

 

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Viewing
Thursday
February 29, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Anderson~Ragsdale Chapel
5050 Federal Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92102

Homegoing Celebration
Friday
March 1, 2024

12:00 PM
Anderson~Ragsdale Chapel
5050 Federal Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92102

Burial
Friday
March 1, 2024

MIRAMAR NATIONAL CEMETERY
5795 NOBEL DRIVE
SAN DEIGO, CA 92122

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