Helen Gillespie Beck

Helen Gillespie Beck, 76, of 42 S. Haven Drive and wife of the late Jay Hardman Beck passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville.

Born in Laurens County, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Annie Mae Kennedy Gillespie. Mrs. Beck retired from C&T Manufacturing and was a member of Westville Church of God of Prophecy.

Surviving are her children: Faye Lawson of Greenville, Rev. James Beck of Gray Court, Christine Hurst of Taylors, Rachel Crocker of Honea Path, Nancy Federline of Mauldin and Wayne Beck of Greenville; a brother, Jimmy Gillespie of Laurens; sisters, Mary Ann Harvey of Gray Court, Susan Gillespie and Diane Hurley both of Laurens; thirteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is predeceased by a brother, William “Billy” Gillespie.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, April 26, 2014, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel with burial in Westview Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary one hour prior to the service.

The family will be at the residence.

Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.