Princess Helen DANSBYJanuary 13th, 2020 | Paid Obituary
Princess Helen Louise Irving Dansby was born on April 13, 1933 to the late John Harold and Helen Louise Breckenridge Irving of Texarkana, Arkansas. She completed her journey on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Christus St. Michael's in Texarkana, Texas. Princess Helen accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and united with the St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church. She always served the church with great distinction. Her many positions included being a steward, stewardess, class leader, church school teacher, and church musician. Princess Helen as she is affectionately called by her husband, attended Texarkana Public Schools-Orr Elementary, College Hill Middle School, and Booker T. Washington High School. During her high school years, one of her major accomplishments was performing as a majorette. She decided to further her education by matriculating to Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. She received her degree in Music Education and Choir. She taught these same subjects at Childress High school in Nashville, Arkansas. During her tenure as an educator, she received many accolades and achievements. Princess Helen was preceded in death by her parents John Harold and Helen Louise, four brothers, John Harold, Christopher, Joel David, Samuel, and one sister, Mable Wood. She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband, Reverend Curtis O. Dansby; children, Lisa Dansby Williams of North Little Rock, Arkansas and Curtis Andrew Dansby (Gertha) of Beaufort, South Carolina; grandchildren, Kyla Lanette, Caleb Andrew, Cameron Mackinley, and Christian Markis; brother, Jim Ray Irving (Corene) of Walnut, California; sister, Verna Clark (Calvin) of Texarkana, Arkansas and a host of loving nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Services will be Tuesday, January 14 at 11 AM at Mount Grove Baptist Church under direction of Haynes Mortuary. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7 Pm at the funeral home.