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Helen Kizer

Helen Berry Kizer (Berry)

Friday, February 15th, 1918 - Thursday, December 20th, 2018
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Obituary

Helen Berry Kizer,100, of Lancaster, Virginia went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 20, 2018. She was born in Portsmouth, Va. on February 15, 1918 to Pearl and Aumon Berry. Helen was a resident of Norfolk, Va.; Bath, NC; Richmond, Va. and Lancaster, Va. She was a 1935 graduate of Bath High School and thereafter a student at Norfolk Business College. Helen retired as an executive secretary for the Sears and Roebuck Group in Richmond. In 1937 she married Franklin D. Kizer. They had 72 years of adventures together. They retired to the location of their dreams on the Corrotoman “Rivah” in Lancaster County, Va. She was active in the order of the Eastern Star, an avid bridge player, friend to many, and devoted to Saint Mary’s White Chapel Episcopal Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother “Hon” and great grandmother. Helen used her many creative talents in all she did. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Bill Berry. She is survived by her daughters, Ann Spain (Melvin) and Marion Renne (Merlin), six grandchildren, Laurie Sweeney (Dale), Melissa Byrne (Brendan), Michelle Renne, Drew Spain (Ellen), Karl Renne (Jennifer) and Paige Flanagan (David) and eight great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at St. Mary’s White Chapel, Lancaster County, Va. on December 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Following the service a reception will be held at the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: East Carolina University Kizer Scholarship Fund Science and Tech Bldg, 515 Founder’s Dr. MailStop 552 ,Greenville, NC 27858
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    St. Mary's Whitechapel Episcopal Church
    Address
    5940 Whitechapel Road
    Lancaster, VA 22503
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 | 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 3:00pm
    Location
    St. Mary's Whitechapel Episcopal Church
    Address
    5940 Whitechapel Road
    Lancaster, VA 22503
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    The Rev. Dr. Megan Limburg
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Mary's Whitechapel Episcopal Church Cemetery
    Address
    5940 Whitechapel Road
    Lancaster, Virginia 22503
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Donations are being accepted for: East Carolina University Kizer Scholarship Fund.

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Joan Ball

Posted at 12:32pm
May the God of all comfort Jehovah give you
peace and comfort now. Acts 24:15
Sincerely,
Wayne & Joan Ball
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R. M. Renne

Posted at 09:00am
With heartfelt sympathy....
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Ricky and Paula Reynolds

Posted at 01:11pm
It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of such a wonderful woman. She will always be remembered for her kind heart and sense of humor. She loved and spoke of you all often. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Keep your wonderful memories close to your hearts and she will be with each of you always.
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