Helen Mae Dickerson, 79, of 117 E. Everett St., Falconer, passed away Thursday (July 5, 2012), in her home surrounded by her family, after a coura-geous battle with cancer.
A lifelong area resident, she was born May 11, 1933, in Jamestown, the daughter of the late George and Allene Fleming Mad-dox.
Helen attended James-town High School, and in earlier years, had been em-ployed by the former Raleigh Nursing Home, Jamestown General Hospi-tal and Lutheran Social Ser-vices. She was also a home health nurse and was appre-ciated by many families she served. Prior to retirement, Helen had been employed by Avon as a sales consul-tant.
In earlier years, Helen was a Brownie leader, Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout leader, and volunteered for Falconer Central Schools as a crossing guard and room mother. Helen also volun-teered her time for various organizations such as American Cancer Society, American Heart Associa-tion, March of Dimes and the American Diabetes As-sociation for their annual fund drives. She enjoyed her backyard, watching the Buffalo Bills and NAS-CAR, and attending her grandchildren's extracurric-ular activities. The uncon-ditional love she had for her family is the strength that carries her legacy through her husband and her children's lives.
Surviving are her hus-band, Glen H. Dickerson Jr., whom she married July 29, 1951, in Westfield; four children: Glen H. (Sue) Dickerson III of Falconer, Debbie (Gary) Yahn of Frewsburg, Jodi Dickerson of Falconer, and Kelly (Lisa) Dickerson of Fal-coner; 11 grandchildren: Travis Dickerson, Amanda Dickerson, Glen A. Dicker-son, Heather Yahn, Holly (Nick) McBride, Missy (Xa-vier) Torres, Erik Alicea, Andre Dickerson, Nick La-mer, Nate Lamer and Noah Dickerson; 10 great- grandchildren: Ethan Dick-erson, Brayden Parks, Elia-nah Jones, Kaleb and Mak-enna McBride, Delaunte Taylor, Tristen Parsons, Karinah, Karighan and Kaidynce Walker-Alicea; a brother, Dennis Maddox of Fountain Inn, S.C.; three sisters: Frannie Kelwaski of Jamestown, Georgia Gund- lach of Ashville, N.C., and Alice Maddox of Lake-wood.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a grandson, Richie Alicea; a brother, Raymond Mad-dox; and a sister, Diane Par-inella.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Falcon-er Funeral Home. The Rev. Stephen Strand will offici-ate. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.
Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be donated to Hospice of Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.
Visit our website at www.falconerfuneralhome.net to light a candle in remembrance.