Mary Helen Strong, age 67, of Jackson, Ky., departed this earthly life on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard, Ky. She was born February 9, 1952 in Breathitt County, Ky., and was the daughter of the late Jeff and Margaret (Cornett) Strong. Mary was a graduate of KCTCS Nursing Program and was a long time LPN at the Nim Henson Geriatric Center in Jackson, Ky.
She is survived by two daughters: Tamara Strong (John Jenkins) of Beattyville, Ky.; Rebecca Moore of Jackson, Ky.; two sons: Christopher Back of Georgetown, Ky.; Hendryx Lee Montgomery of Jackson, Ky.; two sisters: Linda Louise (Joel) Thomas of Jackson, Ky.; Teena (Willard) Short of Winchester, Ky.; one brother: Alan Jeffery (Nancy) Strong of Jackson, Ky.; a lifetime special loving friend: Glenn Hudson of Jackson, Ky.; five grandchildren: Jessica Lovins, Christopher Back, JR., Scarlet Brianna Jenkins, Aaron Jenkins, and Halyn Jade Moore. A host of nieces, nephews, great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel with Gary Bellamy officiating and eulogy by Beverly Smith. Burial in the Haddix Cemetery, INC.-Haddix, Ky. Visitation on Monday at 10 a.m. until time of service. Deaton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers: family and friends.