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Helen Marie Dangerfield - Williams (Mama Helen) was born August 19,1945, in New Orleans Louisiana to the late Sophia Brown and the late Wilson Dangerfield. She was raised by the late Thomas Brown Senior and recognized him as her father. She passed away in her home on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 5:35p.m., in Kenner Louisiana surrounded by family. Helen was educated in Orleans Parish school system and worked in dietary and as a sitter for many years.
Helen was a second mom to many, giving advice with laughter and lots of love. She is survived by her devoted and loving daughters: Charlene Jones (Marvin), Dana Sanders (Torin), Adrianne Magee (Gary), and Darena Williams. Devoted son, Louis G. Williams and Charles Williams. Her most treasured gifts, were her grandchildren: Kendra Lewis, LaTrice Wade, Donald (Klarissa) Smith, Malik Sanders, Amanda Magee, Myles Sanders, Aja Magee, Janae, Seiuanta and Joshua Williams, Catherine Gloster, Daney Bibbins and Sire Tumblin; great-grand children: Ja'Mez Landry, Bellarosa and Moshev Louis Smith, and grand-dog, Benjamin (Benji) Magee; sister: Patricia Ankum; brother: Darrell Brown (Mitzy); adopted sister and best friend, Janie Thompson and goddaughter, Raven Neal. She was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Brown Jr., sister, Cheryl Brown, niece Brandi Ankum and brother in law Larry Ankum. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Mama Helen as she was affectionally called was a member of the Sixth Baptist Church and a member of the sanctuary choir. She was known in the neighborhood for her sweet treats and made cakes, pies and frozen cups for her neighbors and friends. She was a second mom to many and accepted everyone. Employees of Jefferson Parish, Jefferson Parish School System, Enhance Destiny Services, Lei Behavior Services and neighboring churches are invited for Visitation Only 8:30am to10:00am on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Sixth Baptist Church, 928 Felicity Street, NOLA 70116. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Funeral attendance is by invitation only and all guests must wear mask. The Funeral Service will be live streamed on Face Book on Torin Sanders Page. (There will be No Repast). Arrangements entrusted to D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, LA.