Helen Medlin Kidd

Helen Medlin Kidd, 91, died Monday, November 9, 2015 at Nash UNC Hospital in Rocky Mount. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jesse B. Price and her second husband, Jesse Allen Kidd. She was also preceded in death by her mother, Minnie Holdford Medlin, her father, Forest Cemore Medlin, her 7 sisters, Virginia M. Hazelwood, Florence M. Pearson, Alice M. Wynberry, Ida Lee M. Crawley, Mildred Medlin, Willie (Dot) M. Rowbottom, Margaret M. Reese, and her 3 brothers, Wilbur W. Medlin, Donald E. Medlin, and Charles E. Medlin; also preceded in death by her stepdaughter, Elmer Kidd Jones, her stepson, Bobby Allen Kidd; three stepsisters and six step-grandchildren.

Helen was a native of Halifax County, living most of her earlier years in Halifax and Weldon, but moved to White Plains, VA when she married her second husband and lived there for almost 50 years. She and her husband were lifelong devoted members of Tabernacle United Methodist Church in White Plains, VA where she taught Sunday school.

Precious to her family, she was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, always putting the needs of others before her own.

Survivors include her daughters, Betty Lou P. Lynch and her husband, David of Roanoke Rapids, Gail P. Beale and her husband, Drewery of Roanoke Rapids; her sons, Jackie Ray Price and his wife, Mary of South Hill, and Jimmie Allen Kidd of White Plains, VA; her brother, Forest C. Medlin, Jr. and his wife, Pauline of Richmond, VA; her sister, Jeanette Dozine Sanders and her husband, Jay W. of Baton Rouge, LA; many nieces and nephews; 4 grandchildren, Arthur J. Elias, III (Artie) and his wife, Paula of Roanoke Rapids, Christopher J. Elias of Weldon, Holly Price Bosher and her husband, Chris of Chester, VA, Kristyn Kidd Anderson and her husband, Chase of Roanoke Rapids; 6 great-grandchildren, Joey Elias and his wife, Jessica, Ashton Elias, McKenzie Elias, Madison Elias, Dominic Davis, all of Roanoke Rapids, and Christopher Elias-Rickard and his wife, Daisy of Woodbridge, VA; 3 great-grandchildren, Caleb and Collin Elias of Roanoke Rapids and Mila Belle Rickard of Woodbridge, VA; 5 stepdaughters, Jean K. Phillips and her husband, William of Emporia, VA, Nell K. Malloy of Greensboro, NC, Kelly K. Blythe of Gasburg, VA, Faye K. Jones and her husband, Pete of Gaston, Doris K. Wright of Roanoke Rapids; 1 stepson, Dennis Ray Kidd and his wife, Sandra of Broadnax, VA; 26 step-grandchildren; approximately 25 step great-grandchildren; and many, many lifelong friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at Spring Arbor for their loving care and concern for Helen during her 7 years as a resident there. We will never forget your kindness and will be forever grateful.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the chapel of Askew Funeral and Cremation Services with Rev. Jamie Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids. The family will receive friends at Askew Funeral and Cremation Services prior to the service on Thursday from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM.

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