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Helen Green Laney

March 23, 1945 — February 19, 2023

Charleston

Helen Green Laney

Helen Green Laney, 77, passed away peacefully in her home on February 19, 2023, in Charleston, SC. Her funeral service will be held Friday, February 24, 2023 in Epworth United Methodist Church, 1540 Camp Road at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior service. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel. 

A lifelong Charlestonian, Helen was born in 1945, daughter of the late Julius "JJ" Coachman Green and Sara Trenholm Green. She grew up on Bee Street before moving to Wentworth later in her childhood. Helen married Ralph in 1965, and the couple ultimately settled on James Island, where they have spent the last 50 years. After raising her own children and going on the assumption that grandchildren were not imminent, Helen started teaching children at Linda O’Quinns on Harborview Road. She loved children and the children loved her. Once grandchildren came into the picture, they quickly became her priority with weekly outings and overnights.

Helen is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ralph; her son, Ralph Langford Laney III (Maggie); daughter Katherine Laney Schiller (Matthew); beloved grandchildren: Emily Gyles Laney, Anna Katherine Schiller, Margaret Trenholm Laney (Mattie) and Matthew Langford Schiller. In addition to her parents, Helen was predeceased by her sister, Emily Green House; brother-in-law, Markus "Mark" House; and her stepmother, Doris "Dody" Cart Green.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Ralph and Helen’s longtime church: Epworth United Methodist Church, 1540 Camp Road, James Island, SC 29412 or to Lutheran Hospice of Mt. Pleasant, 1885 Rifle Range Road, #46, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, who offered an invaluable service during Helen’s last days.

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, February 24, 2023

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

Epworth Methodist Church

1540 Camp Rd, Charleston, SC 29412

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 24, 2023

11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Epworth Methodist Church

1540 Camp Rd, Charleston, SC 29412

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Burial

Friday, February 24, 2023

12:00 - 1:00pm (Eastern time)

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