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Alicia "Helen" Dykes

May 30, 1942 ~ October 3, 2021 (age 79)


Alicia “Helen” Dykes, age 79, of Hillsboro, Tennessee passed away in the comfort of her home and surrounded by her loved ones, on Sunday, October 3, 2021.

The only child born to the late John Thomas and Elizabeth Henderson, on May 30, 1942, “Helen” devoted her life to being a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She was a retired social worker for the State of Tennessee and thirty-year member of Kern United Methodist Church, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She enjoyed working in her flowers, studying her Bible and traveling. Just three short years ago, she took her entire family to Italy, Greece and Croatia; and before her death, she was planning another family trip to Hawaii. Helen had a passion for pugs and was very generous, donating to a variety of charities, her favorite being, “The Donkey Farm’. Suffering through her sickness, often she would be confused, but continued to be very knowledgeable about the Bible and enjoyed watching “The Chosen” daily. “Helen” will forever be remembered as beautiful inside and out; and she will be missed dearly by her loving family and friends.

Other than her parents, she is preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and only true love, her husband of over fifty years, Thomas R. Dykes, Sr. and beloved pug, “Buddy”.

Survivors include one son, Thomas R. Dykes, Jr.; one daughter, Kinda (Billy) Baxter; four grandchildren, Anna Dykes, Jacob Dykes, Kohl Young and Karson Young; and special pug, “Ling-Ling”.

A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held at 226 Hills Dr. Hillsboro, Tennessee on Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 1-3PM.

Memorial and burial to be conducted at Kern United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 1PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “The Chosen” series at:

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