Helen Braxton, 81, of Montgomery, Ala., formerly of Springfield, Mo.,, was born in Samson, Ala., on October 17, 1931, but spent most of her childhood in Georgiana, Ala. She quietly passed away at her home in Montgomery on October 17, 2012. She was the daughter of the late John W. and Chlora Green Braxton of Georgiana, Ala. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church on Bell Road in Montgomery.
Helen attended Draughon’s Business College in Montgomery and graduated cum laude from Drury College with a Bachelor of Science in English. She was employed by the Assemblies of God Church from October 1950 until she retired in August of 1996. From 1950 until 1965 she worked at the church headquarters in Springfield, Mo. In 1965 she relocated to Frankfurt, Germany for a missions assignment and remained there until 1983 as an “Approved Minister Abroad.” When she returned to the USA in 1983 she returned to Springfield to continue her editorial work with the church until she retired in 1996 but continued writing and freelance editing from her home. In 2002 she moved to Montgomery to be closer to her family. After relocating to Montgomery she signed on as a volunteer in the Senior Advantage office at Baptist East Medical Center where she served for several years.
She is preceded in death by her sister, Rebecca B. (Takis) Christo of Albany, Ga,, and her brother, Dr. John W. (Margie) Braxton of Cocoa, Fla. She is survived by her sister, Martha Braxton, and a brother, Joseph A. (Tomilu) Braxton all of Auburn, Ala., a sister, Mary Ellen (Pete) Buhls of Bristol, Tenn., and a brother, Charles L. (Norma Jean) Braxton of Camilla, Ga. She is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Georgiana, Ala., with visitation being an hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Georgiana Milner Cemetery. The family requests that any memorials be made to First Assembly of God Church, 135 Bell Road, Montgomery, AL 36117 for “Foreign Missions.”