Helena Mae Toler Brown, 72, of Kopperston, WV lost her courageous battle with lung cancer on Saturday August 11, 2018 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV. She was born on October 21, 1945 in Wyoming County, WV a daughter of the late Lonnie and Pearl Osborne Toler. Helena was a retired hairdresser and used to play softball where she was the pitcher. She loved her family, cats and flowers. She was a 1964 graduate of Oceana High School and a member of Bible Baptist Church where she loved to sing, play her guitar and taught the Beginners and Primary class as a teacher / aide. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband and love of her life of 46 years Raymond D. Brown; infant son; a sister; and five brothers. Those left to cherish her memory are her two daughters Lora Brown of Kopperston and Carol (Lannie) Hoosier of Lynco; a step grandson Lannie (Alicia Vanover) Hoosier, Jr. of Troutville, VA; two brothers Carnell (Beth) Toler of Daniels and Raynell (Rita) Toler of Oak Hill; a sister-in-law Lula Belle Toler of Kopperston; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Thursday August 16th at the Bible Baptist Church, Kopperston, WV with Rev. Earl Brewer and Rev. David Johnson officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from Noon until time of services on Thursday August 16th at the church. Pallbearers will be Chris Toler, Eddie Dean, Leonard Gibson, Mark Aguilar, Roy Toler and Billy Gibson. The family would like to send a very special thanks to Rebecca Blackburn, her cousin for helping her daughters with her care at home and cooking for them, and the staff of Hospice of Southern WV for the wonderful care provided to our mother and sister. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
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