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DETROIT -- Helen Mae Lacefield Ellington, age 86, of Detroit, Mich., formerly of Hot Springs, passed away Oct. 29, 2017, in Detroit.

She was born Oct. 20, 1931, in Hot Springs, to the late Julious and Helen Lacefield. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ellington; daughter, Katherine Lacefield; brothers, Finus and George Lacefield.

She was a graduate of the Historic Langston Junior and High School, Class of 1949. She was very active in school and the community in Hot Springs. She was employed with General Motors for several years. Helen was a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Helen continued to be very active in the city of Detroit.

Her survivors include her daughters, Robin Ellington and Imogene Lacefield; her sister, Rose Blewett; sisters-in-law, Rosetta and Clarise Lacefield; stepson, Robert Ellington III; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of extended family and friends.

Service were held in Detroit, Mich.

Guest registry is at

Local arrangements were with Carrigan Memorial Funeral Services.

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Print Headline: Helen M.L. Ellington

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