Helen Henderson Hildebrand of Pensacola, FL passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019 after a courageous fight against cancer. Helen was born in Enterprise, AL on September 27, 1951 to John Wilbur and Luella Botsford Henderson. She was a graduate of Enterprise High School, the University of Alabama, and earned a Master’s Degree from Florida State University. Helen worked for many years with Gulf Power Company in Pensacola and was a special education teacher.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Hazel Henderson, and an infant brother, Joseph Adolphus Henderson. She is survived by her sons Timothy Joseph Hildebrand of Pensacola and Justin Matthew Hildebrand, his wife Laura, and granddaughter Hannah Grace Hildebrand of Richmond, VA. She is also survived by her sisters, Hilda H. Hagins (Stephen), and Harriet H. Patterson, and brother, John W. Henderson, Jr., all of Enterprise, AL, along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Memorial services will be held at St. Luke United Methodist church in Pensacola on Friday, July 5, at noon, with Chaplain Chris Terrell officiating. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM on Friday. Internment will take place at Enterprise City Cemetery at a later date, with Dr. Ben Bowden officiating.
Helen loved to travel and spend time with family and friends. She was quick-witted, enjoyed laughing with loved ones and had a marvelous sense of humor – even at the end of her life. She was very supportive of the school activities of her sons and she was especially involved in their Boy Scout Troops as each of them earned their Eagle Scout Award. She was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church in Pensacola. The family wishes to offer gratitude and thanks to all of the many people who provided love, support, and care. The family suggests that any donations in honor of Helen may be made to the UAB Gynecological Oncology Department for cancer research (176F Room 10250, 619 19th Street S., Birmingham, AL 35249; https://www.uab.edu/medicine/obgyn/give/ways-to-give).