Helen Butler Womack Gousset

Published 12:01 am Saturday, September 16, 2017

July 17, 1948 – Sept. 11, 2017

NATCHEZ —  Graveside memorial services for Helen Butler Womack Gousset, 69, of Natchez, who died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at her residence, will be at Forest Cemetery at a later date. The Goussets have been laid to rest for many, many years at Forest Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

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Mrs. Gousset was born July 17, 1948, in Natchez, the daughter of Ellis Butler and Elgie Metcalfe Butler Waller.

She grew up in Amite County and was a graduate of Gloster High School and attended Copiah-Lincoln Community College while working there.

She was called “Sunshine” by so many of her friends. She brought life to all in a glorious way. She was a born-again Christian and loved and served her Lord and Saviour.

Helen was a strong and loving lady. She was adventurous and had an inquiring mind. She served at some of the antebellum homes during the Natchez Pilgrimage and loved the history behind Natchez and her family, as well as, her husband’s family.

She helped so many people in so many ways during her lifetime. Her smile was absolutely infectious. Her friends were many and she loved every one of them.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Womack; two children, Tracey Womack, 6, and Katie Womack, 3; her mother; her father, Ellis Butler; two nieces, Sandy and Candy McManus; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

Survivors include her loving husband, George J. Gousset; one sister, Betty Lee Lewis and husband, Buddy; one nephew, Jimmy McManus and wife, Rhonda, of Natchez; grandparents, Mattie Whittington Butler and Henry and Georgia Beattie Metcalfe; and a number of cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, she wanted donations sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

A part of your loved ones go with you, dear Helen. You will certainly be missed by all who knew and loved you. Your loss is felt especially by so many people and you will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved you. R.I.P. angel.

Online condolences may be sent to lairdfh.com.