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In Celebration of Helen's Journey

Created by The Family Of Helen Wooden

Helen Wooden

Helen Wooden passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Helen was born in Aiken, South Carolina on June 11, 1948 and moved to Washington, DC as a child.  She was preceded in death by her father, Onell Wooden and her sister, Jacqueline Beatty. Helen leaves the following to cherish her memory: mother, Lillie R. Wooden; high school sweetheart and dedicated life partner, Charles P. Wood; children, Venise A. Byrams (Charles); TuJuan A. Wood, and Charon P. W. Hines (Darnelle); and loving granddaughter, Kendra E. Wood.  Helen was the oldest of 8 children: Darlene Jones, Lillian Smith, Margie Davis, Onell Douglas Wooden, Alice Woodard, and Lynn Dickerson (Sean). Additional loved ones include five aunts and one uncle, a godmother, two godsons, one sister in law, Gertrude M. Leach; 72 nieces and 64 nephews; and a host of cousins and friends.  

We are asking for donations to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). Your donation will help the foundation continue its' progress in offering hope to the thousands of individuals and their families facing the diagnosis. This will also be a lovely tribute to Helen's Journey - always putting others first.

We hope that you will support our efforts and this wonderful organization. We thank you in advance for your generosity and support.

Please click the "Make a Donation" button on this page or if you prefer to donate by mail, please send a check made payable to: MMRF, on the memo line please note: In memory of Helen Wooden, and mail to: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851

About the MMRF:
The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is to find a cure for multiple myeloma by relentlessly pursuing innovation that accelerates the development of next-generation treatments to extend the lives of patients. Founded in 1998 by Kathy Giusti, a multiple myeloma patient, and her twin sister Karen Andrews as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, the MMRF is a world-recognized leader in cancer research. The MMRF continues to disrupt the industry today, as a pioneer and leader at the helm of new research efforts.  Since its inception, the organization has raised over $330 million and directs nearly 90% of the total funds to research and related programs. To learn more, visit

Matching Gifts
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Guest Book



1. Lisa Sabin
2. Kevin Smith
In honor and memory to one of the sweetest persons I've ever known.
3. Valerie Toatley
Love you Mama Wooden. You will always be in my heart ??. Rest and use your Beautiful eings yo continue your Beautiful work. Keep that Beautiful smile and Soft Tone. Love you always (Aunt Val) Valerie Toatley
4. Susan Ginsberg
To Charon and her family: May the memory of your mom and her beauty inside and out live on in all of you!
5. Jenise Freeman- Murray
For Mrs. Helen Wooden, may you rest in love.
6. Mary Alberg
So sorry for your loss Charon!! She is now your angel. Always by your side!! Much love. Mary Morrison Alberg

For a Tribute page created prior to January 2017, 
please contact Amy Crawford 652-0221. 
Thank you for your support.


For donations please mail to: 
P.O. Box 414238 
Boston, MA 02241-4238

MMRF Offices: 
383 Main Ave., 5th Floor 
Norwalk, CT 06851

The MMRF is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. 
Tax ID:06-1504413 
Your contribution is tax deductible.