Helen McNeely Hambrick Boyd, 88, of Salisbury, N.C., passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021. She was born on September 13, 1933, in Mooresville, N.C., to the late Joseph and Nancy McNeely.

Helen graduated from Queens University in Charlotte and later received her master’s degree in early education from Fayetteville State University. She taught elementary education in public schools and in the church education system (K-4). She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Mooresville. Helen was a devoted Christian and being a minster’s wife, she was active in all aspects of the church her whole life. She was passionate about her faith and her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, David Carlton Hambrick Jr. and Albert Lalonne Boyd; daughter, Jo Helen Hambrick Kittner; and her two sisters.

She is survived by her children, David Carlton Hambrick III (Wanda Kaye) of Albuquerque, N.M., Mary Katherine Hambrick McNeely of Charlotte, N.C., and John Stephen Hambrick of Rock Hill, S.C.; granddaughter, Morgan Leigh Naylor; three great granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 249 West McLelland Avenue, Mooresville, NC 28115.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Hambrick family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.

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