Helen Browning Reece, 95, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 6, 2018. A native of Swain County, she was the daughter of the late John Franklin and Etta Bradley Browning. She was a member of Arlington Baptist Church and was a school teacher and taught for 39 years at local schools.
She was preceded in death by her former husband, J.D. Reece of Franklin; sister, Christine Loiry and brother, Charles L. Browning.
Helen is survived by her son, Gary Ken Reece of Bryson City; grandchildren, Brock Reece of Bryson City, Leighanna Reece of Bryson City, Kayla Reece of Whittier; great grandson, Corbin Thomasson; and her sister, Luetta Cash of Franklin.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday March 9, 2018 in the chapel of Crisp Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 pm Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 1100 N, Bethesda, MD 20814