Helen P. Merriweather, 79, died on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009.

She was born on Dec. 28, 1929 to Russell and Marie Hawkins Hall. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Robstown.

She was survived by her husband, Ernest L. Merriweather of Robstown; her daughter, Demetria "Shawn Mason" Gaines of Houston; her sister, Lois (Robert) Watson of Colorado Spring, Colo.; two grandchildren, Devante Mason and Deja Gaines; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Star of Zion Baptist Church. Interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.