Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Helen M. (McWhorter) Bostick

Helen M. (McWhorter) Bostick, age 70, of Racine, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2008. Born on September 4, 1937, in New Albany, MS, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Luella (Banks) McWhorter.

Helen received her formal education in New Albany, MS. She moved to Racine in 1955 and later married Donald Bostick in May 1957. To this union was born five children, Monica, Dana, Dale, Dean, and Malitha. In addition, Helen was blessed with thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

While on her journey of life, Helen was employed at St. Luke’s Hospital and Jacobson MGG. She also volunteered her time as a senior citizen aide and with other community groups. A member of Shiloh Cathedral Church, Helen served as a faithful usher, Sunday school teacher and choir member, before health problems decreased her activities.

Helen leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband, Donald; two daughters, Monica and Malitha of Racine; one son, Dale of Atlanta, GA; one stepson, Derrick of Racine; and one Godson, Phillip Anderson of Seattle, WA; five brothers; W.C. (Dorothy) McWhorter of Racine; Jimmy (Corrine) McWhorter of Racine; Jeff (Treda) McWhorter of Racine; William McWhorter of Racine; and Webster McWhorter of Blue Springs, MS; sisters, Greenella Lewis of Racine; Maryon (Lawerence) Mack; Jennie Johnson of Racine; Geraldine (Charles) Hattix of Blue Springs, MS; and Tamara McWhorter of Racine; best friends, Ruth Felt and Lorene Willis; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons; Dana Bostick and Dean Bostick; two brothers, James McWhorter and Lester McWhorter; and two sisters, Irma McWhorter and Sherry McWhorter; and three brother-in-law, Willie Johnson, Ardell Bostick and Leonard Bostick; and mother-in-law, Julia Bostick.

Visitation will be held at Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home, 4600 County Line Road, Racine, WI, on Tuesday, July 1st, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visitation will also be on July 2nd at 10 a.m. until service at the Shiloh Cathedral Church. The Home-going services will be held at Shiloh Cathedral Church, 1737 Center Street, Wednesday, July 2nd at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery.

4600 County Line Rd., Racine (262) 552-9000

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