August 20, 1932 - October 5, 2021
Helen Marie (Green) Coombs, 89, drew her last breath and joined paths with the Lord on the 5th day of October in the year 2021. She was a patient at Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C. She passed away in her sleep. Helen was born on the 20th day of August in the year 1932 in Sibley Hospital Hospital in Washington D.C. to Joseph Michael Burkhard and Helen Marie (Russell) Burkhard. She grew up in Hillcrest Heights, Washington D.C. and then spent the majority of her life living in and around southern Maryland. The last 16 years of her life she spent living and enjoying life with her daughter Helen and son-in-law Leonard in Mechanicsville, MD. She married on January 9, 1950 in Washington D.C. to Robert Alba Green, Jr. in a double wedding ceremony with her mother and second husband. She led a full and active life being "Mom" to 12 children and one grandson, Jerry Lewis. Life was always interesting and non-stop!! Helen had three main passions . . church, family and "bingo" . . . mention any one of those and she was always ready to go!! She loved going to yard sales and was always on the lookout for a good one !! She also loved going on cruises and participated on many with her family. She was a true Marylander . . . eating crabs was her #1 favorite food followed by garden tomatoes. M m m m she'd tell you that they were the yummiest!!! Besides being a housewife and a "Mom", Helen had a variety of jobs thru her working life . . among them was cleaning homes and motels and one time she even worked for the Beretta Corporation cleaning and polishing gun barrels. In her younger years, she worked for "Helping Hands" organization helping to deliver meals to the elderly and disabled. Helen loved crocheting and one time w/help of her husband, made a huge American Flag. Later in life she took up learning to paint and found a passion which led to painting many pictures for family and friends. She will definitely be remembered. . . lots of memories . . . lots of experiences and lots of fun times . . . we'll remember you . . "Mom" . . . always!!!! Helen is survived by daughters, Barbara Linger (Bill), Joanne Vanbrunt (Bud), Linda Goldsmith, Helen Tippett (Leonard), and Peggy Grissom (Floyd); sons, Robert Green (Beverly), Roy Green (Patty), Ricky Green (Donna), Ronald "Butch" Green (Dana), Joseph "Joey" Green, and Frank Green (Kay), 21grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert Alba Green, Jr., son, Benjamin Russell Green; brothers, Joseph and Ronald Burkhard; sisters, Rose Kilby and Lorreta Burkhard, and her most beloved pet - "Snuggles". Visitation will be Monday, October 18th from 10-11:30am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD with services from 11:30am -12:15pm. Following the service, burial will be at Trinity Memorial Gardens , 3221 Mattawoman Beantown Rd, Waldorf, MD. Pastors Floyd Grissom and Rob Greene officiating. Pallbearers will be her sons along with grandsons, Jerry Lewis, Ben Grissom, and Lenny Tippett as honorary pallbearers. Immediately after the burial, family and friends are invited to share memories at Moose Lodge #495 located 27636 Mechanicsville Rd, Mechanicsville, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Hospice Foundation of America, Inc. (tel 800-854-3402) or donor's choice.
Helen Marie (Green) Coombs, 89, drew her last breath and joined paths with the Lord on the 5th day of October in the year 2021. She was a patient at Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C. She passed away in her sleep. Helen was born on... View Obituary & Service Information
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