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June 21, 1937
~ October 13, 2020
Helen Hebron, 83 lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 11:15 am at Riverview Medical Center Hospice Unit.
She was born June 21, 1937 to the late Rev. William Henry and Viola Gross Hebron. Helen was the 9th of ten children. She graduated from Red Bank Regional High School. Her father retired from preaching due to illness and they moved to Philadelphia where Helen enrolled in Apex Hair Cosmetology school and received her license as a beautician. After her father passed the family moved back to the shore area, Long Branch.
Helen was employed by Silversmith where she made decorative pieces. When the business closed, she studied and received her license as a CNA. After a few years she transferred to the Psych ward of Monmouth Medical Center until her retirement.
She was active in Salem Baptist Church. She was a senior usher, sang with the senior choir and assisted with the youth choir.
In 1984, she joined Reeveytown A.M.E. Zion Church. She became the head usher and oversaw the junior ushers. She sang on the senior choir, assisted with the youth choir and was a member of the missionary board. She diligently visited the sick and shut in. In June of this year she was made the Mother of the Church. She received the nickname Mother Peppermint because she always had a smile on her face and greeted you at the door with a program and peppermints.
Aunt Helen was everything to everyone. She was always there. If you were sick, she cooked for you, remembered birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and all. She always outdid herself for her family.
She is predeceased by her parents, 4 brothers: Walter, William, Van and Charles Hebron, 5 sisters: Catherine Williams, Elizabeth B. Collins, Marie Goins, Estelle Smith and Ruth Singletary, 5 nieces: Joanne, Mary Ann, Chantrell, Joselyn and Melissa and 2 nephews: Thomas and Jason.
She leaves to mourn her loss 1 son Richard A. Hebron; 1 grandson Amosi Morgan; 6 nieces Judy, Lucille, Diane, Tanya, Edlyn and Fayebien; 4 nephews Lawrence, William S. Preston Jr., Grenville, Eugene and William Jr.; 71 great nieces and nephews as well as a host of church family and friends.