Aug. 2, 1924 - Feb. 12, 2017 Helen Ruth Ladnier Brinkman--affectionately known as Mom, Granny, and Gran-Gran--was born August 2, 1924 in Moss Point MS to the late Mary and Willie Ladnier. On February 12, 2017, we said our final farewells to our mom who is survived by a son, John Brinkman Jr. (wife, Mary Sue); daughter, Eileen McCrory Tucker; six grandchildren--Chuck Railey (Kathie); Don McCrory; Todd McCrory (Audrey); Scott Railey (Jessica); Suzanne Fulkerson (Chad); Melissa Hill (Reid); 13 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; daughter, Della Railey; sister, Mickey Abbey; brother, Lewis Ladnier; and numerous other family members. Helen began her journey in the Eastern Star in July 1975 in Princeton, Indiana. Moving to Grand Bay, Alabama, Helen remained active in the Eastern Star holding many offices including Grand Electa and Representative to Louisiana and Alabama. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 17, at Friendship Baptist Church, Grand Bay AL. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m., followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. Serenity Funeral Home, 8691 Old Pascagoula Rd. Mobile AL is entrusted with her arrangements. In lieu of flowers, Helen would like your gift to go to: The Mission of Hope, Mobile AL; Friendship Baptist Church Home Missions; or Emerald Coast Hospice, Pensacola FL.
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