Helen Scroggins Barnes, the longtime resident of Calvert Hill neighborhood passed away on February 14, 2018 after a valiant six-month fight with lung cancer. She was intelligent, caring, encouraging and an advocate for the elderly all during her nursing career. She leaves a big hole in the hearts of many in her family and in the community.

Helen has been a passionate community advocate. I have had the opportunity working with her as part of City’s Aging-in-Place task force, where she served as the Chairperson. Later, the City formed the Seniors Committee based on the recommendations of the task force.

A celebration of her life will take place at a later date when the family has made their plans, St. Andrew’s Church in College Park has informed.