Helen “Dee” Dewitt Myers

April 25, 1924 - July 24, 2023
Helen “Dee” Dewitt Myers

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Helen Dewitt Myers (nee: Long) was born on April 25, 1924, in Martinsville, Virginia.  Later she moved to Nashville, TN with her parents Homer D. Long and Helen Dillard Weaver, growing up with her brother Jimmy Banks Long.   They attended the large Belmont Heights Baptist Church, and she later attended Belmont College for an associate degree.   She met her husband Boyd C. Myers II when he was stationed in Nashville during WWII.   After Boyd completed aeronautical engineering at Virginia Tech, they settled in Newport News, then Alexandria, VA where they raised three children, Boyd, Leslie, and Michael.  Dee was a homemaker, wife, and mother to the three, while Boyd worked for NASA.   Outside the family she enjoyed flower arranging, and was president of the Alexandria Flower Club, loved playing contract bridge, and golfing.  Eventually she was blessed with six grandchildren: Amy, Aryn, Melissa, Emily, Kelly, and Lindsay who provided decades of enjoyment.

When Boyd retired, they moved to New Bern, NC where she expanded her interest in antiques (especially pewter, brass, & silver items, first edition books, and furniture) and there she and Boyd operated antique business at several antique malls.  All the while they restored a historic house on Front Street along the Neuse/Trent River.   Interested in stocks and bonds, she also formed a local investment club with friends.  Helen and Boyd also found more time to travel and enjoy the grandkids especially at holidays.  After Boyd’s passing in 1996, she remained in New Bern for a while, but eventually moved to Wilmington, NC, to be closer to daughter Leslie.   Always trying new things, reading about multiple subjects and even took an interest in sketching and water colors.  When home computers came out, she bought one and hooked it up herself, and in her ninety’s had to get an iPhone and iPad.

Her 4 great grandchildren, Justus, Abbigail, Lennon, and Coen where real sources of joy to keep her young in spirit.  While in Wilmington she lived at Drayton Square, then Brightmore Independent Living until very recently.  Dee was a mom that taught with patience and love with her quiet faith lived by trying to do the right thing. We have been blessed with the gift of her 99 years of life, her love and indeed will miss her.

Her Celebrations of Life Service will be held 11:00 AM Monday, July 31, 2023 at First Baptist Church of Wilmington with the family receiving friends one hour before the service.

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Interment will take place on Tuesday August 1, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Greenleaf Memorial Park in New Bern. (In lieu of Flowers consider a contribution to:  First Baptist Church of Wilmington [fbcwilmington.org]and/or Lower Cape Fear LifeCare(Hospice)[lifecare.org], Honorary Pallbearers will be Jimmy B. Long of Knoxville, TN and Devon Carson of Rocklin, CA.

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  • August 02, 2023
    Karen Brown says:
    I have fond memories of our family reunions on the beach. Relatives from all over the country would attend. We always had a great time. She and Boyd had a beautiful home along the river and I enjoyed sitting out back seeing the pretty views. I always looked forward to seeing what gift Aunt Dee would give for Christmas. She came up with fun ideas such as the latest craft project or pinkie rings with my initials. One year she gave me an Elvis t-shirt the year he passed away.

  • July 31, 2023
    Deborah Grant says:
    I had the privilege of knowing and taking care of this beautiful lady... I am sad and will miss her... knowing she is at the feet of Our Father who art in heaven... I am forever greatful..I love you MsMyers.. until we me again... much ❤️

  • July 31, 2023
    Melissa Myers lit a candle:
    Lit since July 31, 2023 at 7:02:10 AM