Mary Helen Springs, 64, of Lexington, passed away Friday, February 25, 2022 following a brief illness.
Born August 9, 1957 in Florence SC, to Doris Mary and the late John Dalmon Springs. Helen lived a life in service. She was a policewoman and paramedic in Florence, SC for 10 years before becoming a Registered Nurse. Helen worked as a critical care RN at Athens Regional Hospital and Elbert Memorial Hospital, before starting to work in the home health care field. In 2005, Helen Springs and Paula Sartain opened A.C.T.Home Care, Inc. which served the Northeast GA communities. Helen continued her nursing career until her retirement last year. Helen was beloved by her patients, friends and family, known for always being happy to lend a helping hand. Helen was a Friend of Bill W. and attended Covenant Presbyterian Church in Athens.
Helen is preceded in death by her father, the late John Dalmon Springs. Helen is survived by her partner, Julie Akins of the home; mother, Doris Matthews of Coward, SC; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and James Pate of Coward, SC; nephew, Scotty Dangerfield of Coward, SC; nephew, John Lurie Pate and his wife Emily of Columbia SC; great niece, Ashley and her husband Chance Hilbour, and great-great nieces, Keely and Talyn McClam, all of Loris, SC; great nephew, Noah Dangerfield of Coward, SC. Helen is also survived by her business partner Paula Sartain.
A Celebration of Life will be scheduled for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The 24th Street Clubhouse, P.O. Box 49428, Athens GA 30604. Donations may also be made online at 24thStreetAthens.com at The Giving Station.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, is in charge of arrangements.
Announcement courtesy of Berry Funeral Home.