Helen Inez LeNoir

December 31, 1928 ~ October 4, 2019 (age 90)


Gone from our sight, but never our memory, gone from our touch, but never our hearts.” 

Helen Inez LeNoir, 90, of Champaign, IL, affectionately known as, “Mama, Big Mama, Bopper, and Cookie,” embraced her call to be with the Lord on Friday, October 4, 2019. 

Cherishing her memory, she leaves behind her loving children, John W. LeNoir Jr, Urbana, IL, Katherine Perkins, Champaign, IL, Helen D. LeNoir, Broadview, IL, Hattie LeNoir-Price, Champaign, IL, Gloria P.A. LeNoir, Champaign, IL, Shirley LeNoir-Fletcher, Houston, TX, Jacqueline Burden (Stephen), Champaign, IL, and Nyoka LeNoir-Cooper (Sim), Hanover Park, IL; her beloved sisters, Bertha Sonnier, Houston, TX, and Shirley Ratcliff, Gulfport, MS; along with a host of nephews, nieces, grand-children, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Brenda LeNoir-Mullins, four siblings, and many other loved ones and friends.  

Her life’s long journey will be celebrated Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Canaan Missionary Baptist, 402 West Main Street, Urbana, IL with the Rev. B.J. Tatum officiating. Visitation will be held 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, service to begin promptly at noon. 

Burial will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019, at West Sunnyhill Baptist Church, 5 West Sunnyhill Rd., Tylertown, MS 39667. 

Leek and Sons Funeral Home, 1215 West Bradley Ave., Urbana, IL. in charge of arrangements.


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