Born: Sunday Sep 26, 1926

Died: Monday Feb 22, 2021


Helen Mae Tapp DePriest

September 26, 1926 - February 22, 2021

Helen Tapp DePriest, 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 22, 2021, surrounded by her family.

A graveside service will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, February 25, at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Reidsville.  The service will be live-streamed on Facebook.  She will lie in repose on Wednesday, 12 Noon to 6 PM, at Fair Funeral Home, for those wishing to come by to pay their respects.

Born September 26, 1926 in Hillsborough, NC, Helen was the daughter of the late George Thomas Tapp and Etta Woods Tapp.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Eden and was the retired owner and operator of a local H & R Block Tax Preparation Service.  Helen was a devoted mother and wife. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, and the Amaranth.

She is survived by her five children, Todd DePriest (Linda) of Greensboro, Michael DePriest (Pat) of Reidsville, James Brian DePriest (Suzanne) of Reidsville, Sandra Myrick (Larry) of Rocky Mount, VA and Bill DePriest (JoAnne) of Greensboro; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Kathleen Fulton of Oldsmar, FL and Faye Moore of Brunswick, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She has now joined those that have gone before her; parents, George and Etta Tapp and her husband, Jerry Todd DePriest, who passed away exactly 28 years ago on the same date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the NC Eastern Star and Moasonic charities or the Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Julie DePriest for her tireless care, dedication and love she expressed for our mom during her final time, and to Hospice of Rockingham County for their prompt and caring services provided for our mom.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com



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James and Family: Myron and I are so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Myron and Debbie Horton

Prayers are with the family ! So sorry for your loss. Helen was a beautiful person and I know she will be missed.
Kathy and Erle Scott

James, Sandra and family....So sorry for your loss!!! You guys are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time!!! God Bless you all!!!
Micki M. Neal

Our sincere sympathy, James and family. God bless you with His peace. We will be praying for you.
Cynthia Smith and Tony London

Dear Sandra and James and family, WE were so saddened to read about your Mom's passing. May God embrace each of you during this time of loss. Heaven has gained another PRECIOUS angel. You are in our thoughts and prayers 🙏
Sherry and Keith Aheron

So Sorry for your loss James, God Bless You.
DOUGLAS METCALF

Bill, JoAnne and family, so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you and family during your time of grief.
Larry D Ring

James and Family. Shana and I are sending you our deepest condolences for the loss of your mom. You are in our thoughts.
Colleen Triplett

I remember many happy memories doing my taxes. My sympathy to the family.
Sheila Stewart

Sorry about your mother. She good to all of us in the neighborhood. So sorry.
Ricky Priddy

Bill - So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Shively Harbour

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