Helen Gregory

Helen "Beryl" Gregory (Wolfe)

Sunday, January 5th, 1919 - Monday, January 21st, 2019
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GRAFTON – A funeral service will be held for Helen Beryl Wolfe Jacobs Gregory, 100 years of age, at Blueville United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, January 26, 2019, with burial at Woodsdale Cemetery, Grafton, West Virginia. Dunbar Funeral Home and Donald G. Ford Funeral Home are assisting the family.
Mrs. Gregory passed away Monday, January 21, 2019. Born in Fellowsville, West Virginia on January 5, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Clinton Marcellis Wolfe and Dora Knotts Wolfe. She was a member of Blueville, Methodist Church.
Beryl grew up in Fellowsville with her sisters Ruby, Opal and Mary Jo. The girls often worked in their father’s store, Clint Wolfe’s General Mercantile where they enjoyed greeting the customers.
Beryl was on the school basketball team and was also a cheerleader in high school. She met her future husband when his visiting basketball team played at her high school and he asked her to hold his watch during the game. Beryl and Jack Jacobs eloped and built a life for themselves in Grafton where they ran the Jacobs Market. Beryl served as a teaching assistant for home economics and in the library. She was an expert seamstress and quilter with most of her creations becoming treasured family heirlooms. She loved gardening and was prolific with canning. Her culinary talents were cherished by her family, especially her homemade applesauce. After retirement, Beryl traveled with her sisters, “The Golden Girls” far and wide. She journeyed by plane, train, car, bus, boat, and even helicopter. She was always up for an adventure with a quick wit and a kind heart. And she never allowed herself to be too old to have fun. She loved playing all kinds of games and was highly competitive! She has resided in Irmo, SC, for the last 4 years and marked her 100th birthday with a celebration attended by all of her family and friends, including her 93 year old “baby” sister. She was a woman of tremendous faith, making time to read her daily devotional and bible. She sang in the church choir into her 90’s and was a member of the UMCW and the Retired Teacher’s Union.
Surviving are her son, David Lee Jacobs (Shirley); daughter, Sandra Burdett (Jack); grandchildren, David Lee Jacobs, II, Jamie Jacobs, Mike Jacobs, Darlene Follin, Kimberly Gillespie, John Burdett, Jr., and Clint Burdett; and many, many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and her sister, Mary Jo Bailey.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, James Warner Jacobs, and her second husband, Frank Gregory, her sisters Ruby Thomas and Opal Walter.
The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton on Friday, January 25th from 4:00-9:00 p.m. and from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Funeral service will be held at the Blueville United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor John Flynn officiating.
Interment will follow at the Woodsdale Memorial Park Cemetery in Grafton.
A memorial service for Beryl will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, in Columbia, SC, at a future date and time to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Blueville Methodist Church, 195 Blueville Drive, Grafton, WV 26354.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 25th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, January 25th, 2019 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Donald G. Ford Funeral Home
    950 George Washington Hwy.
    US Rt. 50 West
    GRAFTON, WV 26354
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    Donald G. Ford Funeral Home
    950 George Washington Hwy.
    US Rt. 50 West
    GRAFTON, WV 26354
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 2:00pm
    Blueville United Methodist Church
    195 Blueville Drive
    GRAFTON, WV 26354
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor John H. Flynn
  • Interment

    Woodsdale Memorial Park Cemetery
    grafton, WV 26354


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Posted at 02:29pm
David and Sandra I am so sorrow for the lost of your mother.She was a special lady and God has received a special angel. I loved waiting on her all those years at BB&T Bank in Grafton. She always had a smile and a kind word for everyone.We traded tips about flowers and will never forget the time I was told to cut back my butterfly bush to make it better so she also cut hers back she told me it looked horrible and I felt bad. I have fond memories I will treasure forever. May GOD bless you and your family always

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Debbie Nelson, Cobbtown GA

Posted at 12:42pm
Mrs. Jacobs, as I knew her, was always smiling and a beautiful lady. I used to love watching Mr Jacobs ride around the field in his racing buggy. To me they were royalty.
Lester and Helen Current were my grandparents. I am Jack's daughter.
I miss the days and the people of Blueville. There were some very amazing folks in that sweet little neighborhood.
I do remember you Sandy.
Keeping each of you in my heart and prayers.


Posted at 05:54pm
Sorry for your lost.alway enjoyed talking with Beryl...bob and inez rogerz

Kay & Barry and Charlie & Sandra

Posted at 11:02pm
Charlie and Kay were blessed to have met Beryl last May. Our hearts are saddened at the news of your loss. With deepest sympathy,
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Patty DeLaney

Posted at 04:35pm
God bless you, Aunt Beryl. Love, Patty
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