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Helen Dorsey Veal

April 8, 1941 — December 5, 2023

Helen Dorsey Veal

Helen Dorsey Veal, 82, of Norman Park, died on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at Pine Shadows Retirement Manor in Sylvester.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 8, 2023, at Leila Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jody Jordan officiating. The family will greet friends and family immediately following the service. Honorary pallbearers will be the grandchildren, Justin Schmandt, Austin Veal, Aric Veal, Jay Gray, Kyle Bridges, Justin Bentley, and Thomas Spurlin.

Born on April 8, 1941, in Colquitt Co., Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Tolbert Dorsey and Winnie Powell Dorsey. She worked as a bookkeeper for Banner Grain and later worked at Magnolia Manor before retiring for health reasons. She loved the Lord, her family, friends, and her canine baby, Tippy. Mutt, as she was affectionately called by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, will be missed by all who loved her. She had a wit about her that was like no other and she was a take charge person.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Jerry T. Veal; sons, Mike Gray and Johnny Gray; and her brother, Harvey Dorsey.

Mrs. Veal is survived by her loving children, Debbie Bridges (Greg) of Sylvester and Kathy Spurlin (Tuck), also of Sylvester; step-children, Christopher Veal (Tracy) of Texas, and Jerri Lynn Cooper (Randy) of Tifton; grandchildren, Aleisha Golden (Ethan), Kyle Bridges (Whitney), Justin Bentley (Liz Ann), Thomas Spurlin (Emily Futch), Jay Gray, Ashley Gray, and Cristin Seller (Jason) Kylie Veal, Aric Veal, Austin Veal, Justin Schmandt, Cassandra Jones, Brandi Nobles (Deven), Randy Cooper (Callie), Danielle Cooper; she was blessed with 20 great grandchildren.

The family will gather together at the home of Debbie and Greg Bridges.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
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