Helen V. Morris Smith Radcliff
YORKTOWN - Helen Virginia Morris Smith Radcliff, 90, passed away peacefully at home January 8, 2017. Helen was one of twelve children born to Charles R. and Mary L. Morris on April 19, 1926 in Charlottesville, VA. She was predeceased by husbands, Norwood E. Smith and Robert E. Radcliff; parents; and eight siblings. She is survived by her only daughter, Peggy Sue Smith, with whom she lived. Other survivors include her grandchildren, Donald E. Harper of Yorktown and Jillian C. Watson (John) of Crofton, MD; great-grandchildren, Hailey S. Watson and Michael B. Watson; sisters, Mary Ann Shackelford (Kenneth) of Poquoson, Katie E. Rutledge (Ed Trinkle) of Poquoson, and Marie Buckner of Williamsburg. Helen is also survived by many nieces, great-nieces, nephews, and great-nephews. The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Peninsula Funeral Home, with the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. The burial will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens, 155 Butler Farm Rd, Hampton. The family wishes to express great appreciation to Gentiva Hospice for their sincere kindness and supportive end of life care, and especially to her nurse, Polly Fulwider, for her love and support to Helen and her family. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Oyster Point Business Center, 11835 Canon Blvd a102, Newport News, VA 23606. Arrangements are in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home.
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