Helen Marella Johns
August 18, 1925  -  November 27, 2018

Helen Marella Johns

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, #260
Memphis, TN  38105

August 18, 1925-November 27, 2018
Helen Marella Johns, a native of Pennsylvania and current resident of Mobile, AL, died Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the age of 93. Helen was an accomplished seamstress and was a retired Supervisor of Gateway Manufacturing in Masontown, PA. She had a “green thumb”, loved growing flowers and gave generously of her time to anyone in need. She will be sadly missed to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Bernice Marella; her brother, Richard Marella and two sisters, Sylvia Lauterbach and Anita Torok. Her survivors include her daughter, Rebekah Hobson,and husband, Francis Hobson; two sisters, Judy Amorosi and Christine Marella; her grandson, Brian Huweart; two brothers-in-law, David Torok and Howard Lauterbach; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. A private family memorial to celebrate Helen’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Helen’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, #260, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be offered at www.mobilememorialfunerals.com.


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  1. Judy Amorosi
    Catonsville, MD

    Dear Rebecca,Francis, and Brian
    I remember sitting on her swing on her porch. I would stay there late at night talking about flowers and all kinds of things. She was a true friend as well as my sister. I will miss her dearly. I truly believe she will be in the resurrection to come. I loved her very much. My thoughts go out to you, the family, as well as our sister Chris.

  2. Michael Amorosi
    Catonsville, MD

    I have many good memories of Helen. She had many talents and skills, a very handy person, and was always ready to help out. I remember her impressive flower gardens and many things she had a hand in building or remodeling at my parents house. Our thoughts go out to Rebecca, Francis, and Brian and her remaining Sisters at this time.

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