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Helen Traynham Crisp



Helen Traynham Davis Crisp




Helen Traynham Davis Crisp, age 89, of 3474 Lakeview Drive, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at McCall Hospice House after a brief illness.


Born in Laurens, she was the daughter of the late William Ray and Ruth Andrena Wallace Traynham.  Helen was a longtime member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church where she served in many capacities over the years.  She was very dedicated to serving on the Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery Committee. 


Helen graduated from Draughon’s Business College with a Business Degree and worked at Sloan Construction Company in Greenville for many years.  She later worked for Wachovia Bank in Laurens until she retired in 1994. 


Though Helen “Mema” will be missed immensely by her family and friends, the memories that we have all enjoyed will forever be in our hearts.  These memories will carry us through until we are reunited with her again in our heavenly home.  Oh, what a reunion that will be!


Surviving are her children, Omera Davis Bagwell (Wayne) of Hickory Tavern and Michael “Mickey” Crisp (Lisa) of Laurens; brother, Bill Traynham (Mary Charles) of Laurens; grandchildren, Brent Bagwell (Abby), Brandi Bagwell Strickland (Matt), Abigail Crisp, Ansley Crisp, Robert Davis, Betsy Davis, and James Davis; great-grandson, Tucker William Strickland; niece, Beth Traynham Rivers (Bryan); and nephew, Randy Traynham.


In addition to her parents, Helen was predeceased by her husbands, Robert W. Davis and Landy C. Crisp; and her son, William Roscoe “Rossie” Davis.


A private graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Alex D. Henderson.


With heavy hearts, due to the health concerns within the family, we request no visitors at this time.  Instead, please feel free to reach out with other means of communication.


Memorials may be made to Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery Fund at 499 Chestnut Ridge Road, Laurens, SC 29360.


Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.




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My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I remember her wonderful smile.

Edith Davis Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

Mrs. Omera,
I was so saddened to hear of Ms. Helen's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I hadn't seen her in a long time - but she was always so full of love and made me feel a part of the family every time we were together.
Your entire family will always hold a special place in my heart.
I love you all.

Kristina Templeton Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

Omera and family-I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Helen was always a sweet Christian lady! I have many sweet memories of her from CRBC. She is singing with the angels!

Penny Atkinson Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

Omera I was saddened by the passing of Ms Helen.
She was the best neighbor anyone could have and I know how much she meant to my mom and dad and us four girls. She will be greatly missed here but we know she is in the most beautiful and wonderful place she could ever be. Daddy is probably greeting her with a basket full of fresh vegetables! Prayers for comfort during this time. Love you....Brenda and Ann Brooks

Ann Clark Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Crisp

GailBouknight Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM

Omera, your Mama was a very special lady. She had a beautiful heart and a genuine caring soul. I know you will miss her ...I miss my Mama every day. We are lucky girls to have had such extraordinary Mamas. As they were in life ... they are now in heaven ....angels. Sending extra love and prayers your way.... Nancy Copeland Anderson Mason

Nancy Anderson Dec 13 2020 12:00 AM

Omera, sorry for your loss, but what a blessing to know she is now with Jesus and your other loved ones who have gone on to heaven. We will certainly miss her at our gatherings (whenever we can have them again). I really enjoyed talking with her and getting some of her advice. She was always so proud of her family and loved all of you so much. May God richly bless you and your family in the days ahead. I will be praying for all of you.

Edna McCarter Dec 12 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Miss Helen was such a wonderful lady. Many Prayers, Julie Lyons-Wilkie

Julie Wilkie Dec 12 2020 12:00 AM

Omera and family, We send our heartfelt prayers for you and your family. May God keep you in his loving arms and comfort you at this time. We will keep you in our thoughts. Mike and Janice

Mike and Janice Banks Dec 12 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Crisp

charles metz Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM

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