Helen Sink

Helen Sink (Pillow)

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Helen Pillow Sink, 91, of Salem, Virginia, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2020. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by loved ones. She is survived by son Ronald A. Sink (Debbie); daughters Cathy Layman (Dennis) and Carolyn Sink; grandchildren Heather Sink, Amy Bayse, Andrew Sink, Sara Cubberley, and Ian McCoy; great-grandson Keegan Steyn. She is also survived by sister Phyllis Wyatt of Las Vegas, Nevada.
She was preceded in death by parents Willie H. and Madaline Pillow; husband Herman A. (Jimmy) Sink, infant twin daughters Dinah Lynn and Donna Gwen, and her beloved cat Sadie.
Helen was employed by Roanoke County Schools as a Teacher Aide for 33 years. She was often blessed by visits from her former students.
She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Salem.
Helen enjoyed gardening, flowers, bird watching, and sharing moments with neighbors, friends, and family. She was a talented seamstress and crocheted numerous blankets and throws. Her greatest joy was her time spent with family.
Her family would like to thank the loving and supportive care teams of Encompass Health, Generation Solutions, Good Samaritan Hospice, as well as Dr. Adrienne Kinsey and staff.
Due to the current pandemic, a celebration of life will be held later.
In lieu of flowers, an expression of sympathy and love may be made in Helen’s name to Good Samaritan Hospice, 2408 Electric Rd., SW, Roanoke, VA 24018 or
The family wishes you to honor your own family by remembering that the most precious gift you can give to your loved ones, especially the elderly, is your time.
Thank you to all for your love and support.
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Annette Deaton Lineberry

Posted at 10:01am
Oh how I loved Mrs. Sink as our teacher’s aide when I was at Glenvar Elementary so many many years ago. She was always smiling, patient and kind. Prayers for the family♥️

Elaine Crable

Posted at 07:27pm
Mrs. Sink was my neighbor for 6 years. She was always so sweet and loved giving my dogs treats. I will miss her smiling face. My deepest condolences to her family.

stephen grubb

Posted at 05:40pm
Ronnie,Carolyn and Cathy,

Your mom was my second mom when I lived in South Salem with my grand parents. She was an absolutely a wonderful lady and person. I probably like others didn't stop and see her as much as I shoul have. I stilled her as I did as a kid. She even taught my son in school and he has since passed.. Love you guys.. I am not hard to find on Facebook.

Steve Grubb

John Gray

Posted at 05:08pm
It was a great pleasure to know Helen when we worked at Glenvar Elementary. In approach to colleagues and students alike, her nature was so kind and gentle. Therefore, most students were eager to please her by doing their lessons. Yet she was not a pushover. Reluctant learners found her to be firm but fair, and thus she won them over too. I’ll always remember her fondly, and am sorry for your family’s loss. John Gray

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