Helen Robbins Clark, 92, of Amelia Island, Fla., passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Osprey Village At Amelia Island Plantation.
She was born May 22, 1924, in Rocky Mount, N.C.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William G. and Helen Chisman Robbins; husband, Charles Richard Clark; and brother, Austin Robbins.
Helen graduated from Rocky Mount High School in 1941 and graduated from Salem College for women in 1945 with a major in English and a history minor. She married Charles Richard Clark in September 1949 and they celebrated 59 years together. Helen became a stay-at-home mother having six children and volunteered her services to her community wherever she resided. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, the Raeford Garden Club, the women's club and bridge club. One of her fondest memories was the annual horse show in Raeford, N.C., that the women's club sponsored.
After moving to Warner Robins in 2004, she would bake dozens of cookies weekly for the homeless mission in Macon. In 2012, she moved to Osprey Village Assisted Living in Amelia Island where she enjoyed Scrabble, poker and games of trivia. As we drove through the canopy of trees, we saw a look of peace and contentment come over her. She loved her new-found family and friends at Osprey Village, which became her home. She thoroughly enjoyed her golf cart rides in the evenings around the plantation searching for birds and naming foliage with the gang. She enjoyed traveling, reading and was a passionate cook.
A celebration of Helen’s life for Osprey Village friends and family will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Osprey Village Retreat in Amelia Island with Father Stephen Mazino officiating. Following the service there will be a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Christies’ home.
Survivors include her six children, Helen Pryor of Nevada, Richard Clark (Teresa) of North Carolina, John Clark of North Carolina, Catherine Christie (David) of Kingsland, Thomas Clark (Robin) of Nevada and Jannet Kall (Jerry) of Warner Robins; five grandchildren, Charles Clark (Kellie), Matthew Clark, Jonathan Christie, Zachary Bibb and Gabrielle Bibb.
Friends and family will remember her wonderful smile and positive attitude and her sharp mind of history and general knowledge.
The family would like to thank all of the nurses and staff at Osprey Village to include Dana Sargeant, the nurses at Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Dr. Cu, Dr. LeBert and their respective staffs and many more that contributed to her quality of life.
Memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in Fernandina Beach or the donor’s choice.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.