Helen Bradley Tarbutton passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at her home in Sea Island, Georgia.
Born September 21, 1967 at the former Telfair Hospital in Savannah, Helen was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Waldo Bradley and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Bradley of Savannah and Mr. and Mrs. William A. Morse from Atlanta.
Helen graduated from Savannah Country Day School in 1985 and received a BA in Political Science from Sweet Briar College in 1989. After college, she attended Parsons School of Design in New York City and earned an AAS degree in design. indoor. She was a member of the American Society of Interior Design.
The lights of his life were his three children, Mary Helen McNatt Tarbutton, Charles Kernaghan Tarbutton Jr. and William Bradley Tarbutton. If she could have had one last wish, it would be to be a part of their life for much longer.
Helen was introduced to the Cotillion Club of Savannah in December 1986. She was a member of the Sea Island Club, the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, the Trustees’ Garden Club of Savannah and the Sea Island Garden Club. She was a member of the Wesley of Frederica United Methodist Church in St. Simons and served on the board of trustees of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
As a resident of Sandersville, Georgia for 27 years, Helen has given generously of her time and talents to her community. She has served in many volunteer leadership roles, including at Sandersville United Methodist Church, Brentwood School, and the Rosa M. Tarbutton Memorial Library. Helen has been actively involved in Leadership Georgia for many years and has spent the past 10 years as an active parent at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia.
For those who knew her, Helen had a special way of making everyone feel loved and accepted. She was compassionate and loyal, and her kindness knew no bounds. She spread love wherever she walked, made everyone around her laugh and smile with her humor, and comfort everyone with her affection. Helen’s positive energy and radiant spirit will live on through those she loved.
In addition to her three children, she is survived by her parents, Jenny Lynn and Waldo Bradley; her sister, Malinda Bergen and her husband, Frederick S. Bergen, nephew, Fred Bergen, Jr. and niece Fontaine Bergen; his brother, William Waldo Bradley Jr. and his wife, Margaret, his nephews, William and Jack Bradley, and his niece Helen Bradley; aunts and uncles, Judy and Dan Bradley of Savannah, Ruthie and Jack Morse of Sea Island, Jan and Robert Goocher of Lake Burton and Marie and Billy Morse of Toccoa; cousins, John D. Wheeler, Molly Jackson and Bradley Kirsch, Dan Bradley, Jr. and Louise Johnson, Jack and David Morse, Madelyn Lloyd, Melissa Griffith and Allie Morse.
A celebration of her life will take place at 2 p.m. on October 17 at her parents’ home on Sylvan Island in Savannah, with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family established the Helen Bradley Tarbutton Scholarship Fund at Brentwood School in Sandersville, Georgia to help aspiring students attend school. Briefs can be made at Brentwood School, PO Box 955, Sandersville, GA 31082.
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The Brunswick News, October 15, 2021
Published by The Brunswick News October 15-16, 2021.