Sarah Helen Pritchett Wolff beloved mother, sister, aunt, friend, and grandmother, age 89, passed away on Monday, April 28 in Seacry, Arkansas. Helen was born in Cochran, Georgia to Zollie and Sara Pritchett on April 13, 1925 as the 6th of 9 children. She moved to Fort Myers, Florida, where she grew up. Fort Myers was where she met her husband, Lucian Wolff. They were married for 47 years before Lucian’s death. Helen and Lucian moved and lived in several locations in Florida with their children, settling in Hollywood. Several years ago, she moved to live in Searcy, Arkansas where she was lovingly cared for by family and caregivers.
Helen enjoyed her family and always put them first. She loved reading, sewing and did many an upholstery job for many family members. Grandchildren loved to come visit in the summer and go to Vacation Bible School with Granny and Grandpa. She was a Bible school teacher, Girl Scout Leader and was always the “mom” the kids wanted as a chaperone on any school trips.
She goes to meet her parents Sara and Zollie, daughter Marilyn Kaye Wolff, husband Lucian and her sisters Louise Ellis, Alice Bigelow, Jo Bigelow, Mildred Jones, Joan Shuler, Betty Harsh, brother Frank Pritchett and son-in-law Ronnie Hill.
She leaves to cherish her memory daughters Sue Hill, Carolyn (Rick) Carbaugh, and Debbie (Dana) McMillion, 10 grandchildren, Bo (Cindi) Hill, Al (Lisa) Hill, Robin Renteria, Bethany Cook, Lindsay (Steve) Allen, Travis (Stephanie) McMillion, Sarah (John) Newton, Brooke (Andre’) Hinckley, Heather Carbaugh, and Joel Carbaugh; 17 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, brother TC (Elloise) Pritchett and many nieces and nephews, and beloved caregivers.
A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM with visitation one hour prior at the Chapel in the Meadows at Forest Meadows Central, 4100 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to March of Dimes Mothers’ March for Babies.
Aunt Helen was a wonderful woman. Her smile, laughter, sense of humor, and warmhearted spirit will live on through her family and the lives she touched along the way. Aunt Helen and her sisters and brothers have shown us the strength and love of family. Earth has one gentle soul less, and Heaven one angel more.
I have been blessed with a wonderful family. All of them have been very special in each their own way. We miss them but they are in each of us in a way only they could understand. After all they have helped us be the people we are and I am thankful to them all .
See you later Auntie Helen! I love you!
See you later Auntie Helen, I love you!
Helen, (Momma Wolff ) to me, had a profound influence on my life. She and Lucian welcomed me into their home when my home life was less then desirable. They loved me and treated me as their own child. Helen’s Godly example of a true Proverbs 31 woman lives within me to this day. Her consistent Christian lifestyle was evident in all that she did. She was warm, caring, encouraging,yet firm when she needed to be. To this day I believe she was one of the wisest women I’ve ever know, and she had an amazing wit and sense of humor. Although I have not seen her in years, a part of her has lived within me as I have married and raised my children. Many times the things she shared with me were implemented within my home, family, and Christian. I count it a blessing to have known her and her family, and look forward to the day we shall be together again at the feel of Jesus.
I love you Aunt Helen and miss you. Tell my Mama and all the aunts, uncles, brothers and nephews hello and I miss them