Helen Darlene Armstead, 82, of Poplar Bluff died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at the Westwood Hills Healthcare Center in Poplar Bluff. She was born July 7, 1927, in Bernie to the late Robert Emmett and Carolyn (Seward) Davis.
She was a former member of Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church in Malden where she was a charter member and was active on the Mother's Board, Mission Department, Women's Missionary Union and Kitchen Committee. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff.
She was united in marriage to Ben Armstead, who preceded her in death. One brother, Robert Emmett Davis, Jr., and one sister, Cloteen Davis, also preceded her in death.
She is survived by four sisters, Juanita Price and Christine Davis of Maywood, Ill., Jean Davidson of Malden and the Revs. Margaret and Otis Hawes of Poplar Bluff.
Visitation was held Saturday, Jan. 30, at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff. Funeral services followed immediately with the Rev. Quincy Keeble, Sr., pastor, officiating. The Rev. Otis Hawes delivered the eulogy. Interment was in the City Cemetery in Poplar Bluff. Williams Funeral Home of Charleston in charge of arrangements.