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HELEN BEATRICE SHORT

June 6, 1922 January 31, 2011
HELEN BEATRICE SHORT
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Helen Beatrice Short was born June 6, 1922 in Manokin, Maryland. She was the second of eight children born to the late Beulah Maddox Joynes and the late George Joynes. She departed this life on January 31, 2011 at home in Sunderland, Maryland.
As a child, Helen attended the Somerset County Public Schools. She spent much of her adult life as a factory and agricultural worker in the food industry. She often supplemented her family's income performing domestic work as well. She joined Samuel Wesley UMC at a very young age and was an active member of its choir.
Helen enjoyed life. Weekends she could be found fishing or crabbing. For years she was an active gardener and in particular loved growing flowers. She had a natural gift for the arts. She loved singing, dancing and dabbling in the visual arts as well. She painted posters, pictures and loved making arts and crafts. She loved reading and would collect old newspapers. Often when asked if she wanted "today's" paper, she would hold up an old newspaper and say "this is still news to me".
Helen loved God and her family. Prayers at departure would at times be hard for her. She loved being around her children and grandchildren. The annual family picnic was organized in her honor to give her an opportunity to visit with as many members of the extended family as possible. She was extremely engaging, entertaining and at times very comical. She possessed a sharp mind and was quick witted. She was extremely generous and courteous. She taught all of us good manners.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Raymond Davis, Addie Fax (John), John Davis ( Brenda) , Carolyn Jones (Dana) and Brenda Short. She was preceded in death by a son; Vernon Davis and a daughter in law Julia Davis. Her 13 grandchildren are, Rosetta, Raymond and Hope Davis, Kenneth, Denise and Rhovonda Fax, Mark and Michael Davis, Rondell and Gregory Jones, Danielle Jones Giese, Tiffanee Curtis and Tykara Short. Helen has 15 great - grandchildren, 5 great - great grandchildren. Her siblings are Margaret Maddox, Mae Dorsey, George Thomas Joynes and Alverta Shaw. She is survived by a sister in law, Evelyn Joynes. Siblings who preceded her in death are Oscar, Herschel and Marion Joynes. There is also a host of nieces and nephews, family and friends she leaves to mourn.

Cemetery:

Samuel Wesley United Methodist Church 28815 Fairmount Road Manokin, Maryland 21836 (map/driving directions)

Visitation:

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Sewell Funeral Home 1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 on February 10, 2011 (map/driving directions)
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Samuel Wesley United Methodist Church 28815 Fairmount Road Manokin, Maryland 21836 on February 11, 2011 (map/driving directions)

Service:

11:00 AM at Samuel Wesley United Methodist Church 28815 Fairmount Road Manokin, Maryland 21836 on February 11, 2011 (map/driving directions)

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