Helen Louise Dukes Malpass

May 27, 1939 - April 20, 2012
Helen Louise Dukes Malpass


Helen Louise Dukes Malpass 72, of Leland, formerly of Wilmington, passed away Friday April 20, 2012 at her home.

A very special mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend who had a geniune heart of true love for everyone. Always smiling and eagerly to give a gift to express her love and thoughtfullness. She truly enjoyed going to church at “Pine View Baptist Church” for many years, as well as fellowship at “Lighthouse Independent Baptist Church,” with her family.

She often enjoyed sewing and making quilts, listening to gospel music, watching TV, talking on the phone, planting flowers, and doing word-search puzzles.

She was born in Orangeburg, SC on May 27, 1939, the daughter of the late George Daniel and Mary Virginia Dukes. She was preceded by her husband, Archie Malpass Sr. on May 9, 2002.

Surviving are her loving family; her children; Betty and Linda Malpass, Buddy Malpass and wife Martha, Seven grandchildren Jennifer Osborne, Cynthia Rose, Cindy Evans, Sheila Malpass, Amanda Buff and Ashley Agin all of Leland, and Travis Shaw of Whiteville, NC. Five great-grandchildren; Joshua Simmons, Sylah Osborne, Madison Buff, Jaden Evans and Jake Agin. One loving sister, Betty Jean Ezzell of Watha, NC, and many caring nieces and nephews.

She will be missed dearly, but never forgotten. God has truely recieved a precious Angel.

Funeral service will be conducted 11:00 AM Tuesday April 24, 2012 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family will see friends from 6 PM until 8:00 PM Monday at the funeral home.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • April 21, 2012
    Linda Malpass says:
    Moma, I love you very much, your are in my thoughts and prayers every day. your daughter, Linda

  • April 21, 2012
    Cindy E. says:
    Grandma, I love you very much and always will! You hold a special place in my heart. XoX, Cindy

  • April 21, 2012
    Terrie Malpass Rivenbark says:
    So very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady who always made me smile. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

  • April 22, 2012
    Michelle Ellison says:
    Thoughts and prayers are with the family...So sorry for your loss

  • April 22, 2012
    Mavin Johnson says:
    I worked with Miss Helen's husband Archie at Goodyear in Wilmington and visited their home several times. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Marvin Johnson