Helen Virginia Roach Craddock, 83

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Helen Virginia Roach Craddock
Helen Virginia Roach Craddock

Helen Virginia Roach Craddock, 83, of Williamsburg, Va., passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, after an extended illness.

Born April 1, 1933, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late John Earl ‘Bub’ Roach and Estella D. Hovermale Roach Messner.

On Oct. 10, 1966, she married Edward Craddock. He preceded her in death on March 11, 1975. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles William Roach Sr.; and a sister, Phyllis Jean Tracy.

Helen is survived by her devoted companion and caregiver, Larry Lewis of Williamsburg, Va.; daughter, Chris James (Pete); grandsons, David James (Shannon) and Scott James (Angela) of Newport News, Va.; a beloved great-granddaughter, Kayla James; brothers, Roy Roach (Jan), Roger Roach (Irma), Sandy Messner and Danny Messner (Mina); sisters, Marlee Brown, Phoebe Leggett (Fred), Irene Stendal and Mary Riley (Mark); and many nieces and nephews. She loved Larry, her family, her dog Candy and country music.

The family expresses heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the staff at Hospice House for their support, and the wonderful care she received.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the funeral home with Pastor Susie Webb officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Williamsburg Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg, 44456 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at nelsencares.com.