TRINITY — Helen Lewallen passed away peacefully at Randolph Hospice House on March 7, 2019, at the age of 88. She was predeceased by her parents, Louise and Charles Lewallen, as well as her sisters, Aileen White, Marie White, and Barbara Mabry.
Family members who will cherish her memory include her brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Lenore Lewallen. She also will be fondly remembered by a number of nieces and nephews, including Paul Lewallen (Lynn), Mary Anne Lucas (Gregg), Gayle Williams (Buddy), Annette Byrd (David), Sherry Hamlet (Jimmie), Ronnie White (Carolyn), and Allen Mabry (Susan).
Living in the High Point and Trinity areas for most of her life, Helen had the great fortune of utilizing her talent and passion for art in her career. She worked at Norling Studios for many years, and in the art department of a local television station for a time. Sharing her artwork with family members and friends, she seemed to excel in every medium. She even gave free art lessons when prevailed upon by her niece and while volunteering for the Arts Guild.
Another lifelong passion of Helen's was her love for animals. She adopted as many cats as she could, and then fed all of the strays in her neighborhood when she could no longer adopt them. In recent years, while at North Pointe Assisted Living in Asheboro, she was often seen taking leftovers from her meals to the edge of the woods to feed any creatures that might be in need.
Her family will always remember Helen's indomitably independent spirit and her great sense of humor. We are also extremely grateful for the care that she received in recent years at North Pointe, and in recent days at Randolph Health and Randolph Hospice House.