Helen D. Duncan


Helen Delores Duncan was born June 4, 1943, in Huntingdon, PA to the late Anderson Mitchell, Sr. and Anna Mae Mitchell.

Helen and her family moved to Steubenville, OH in 1947, where she graduated from Steubenville Big Red High School in 1961. That same year, she moved to Harrisburg, PA to work. Then in 1968 she moved to Columbus, OH, and in 1970 at the age of 27, purchased a brand new home for her and her 3 children.

Helen was employed at Motorist Mutual Insurance Company for 36 years and retired in 2005. She was a dedicated worker, and loved to talk about her family, and the love of Jesus Christ. Sister Helen Duncan gave her life to the Lord in 1978 at Rehobeth Temple. She later joined Mt. Zion Church of God in Christ in 1979, where she wore many hats. She served as an Usher for over 40 years. She also was a Fundraising Captain, helped launch the Radio Ministry, served on the Board of Trustees, and served annually at the MLK Breakfast among other things.

Helen was blessed to marry a good man, Mr. Edward Duncan, in 1999. She enjoyed a beautiful union with him until his passing in 2002.

Helen was wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a faithful servant, born leader, woman of integrity, and did everything with a spirit of excellence. She loved gardening, traveling, and being with family.

Helen is preceded in death by her parents; Anderson Mitchell, Sr. and Anna Mae Mitchell, husband; Edward Duncan, stepfather; John Harris, brothers; Dwight Mitchell and Anderson Mitchell, Jr., sisters; Barbara Jean Clark and Patricia Ann Newsome, and granddaughter; Joy Ann Peace Smith.

Helen leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted children, sons, Terry (Hope) Mitchell and Andre’ (Robin) Mitchell; daughter, Cynthia Mitchell; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; siblings, Audrey (Wilbert) Weatherly, Nancy (John) Douglas, Thomas (Tracy) Mitchell, Arnold (Charlene) Mitchell, and Donald Mitchell; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Mt. Zion COGIC, 1466 Atcheson Street.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.


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  1. Teresa Stevenson

    My deepest condolences to the Mitchell family during this time. May God grant you His peace as only He can and know that she is rejoicing on the streets of heaven with my mom. She was an amazing woman and I’m grateful for the fond memories I have of her. Love to you all!

  2. My deepest condolences. May God grant you peace, comfort and joy in knowing that she fought the good fight and is resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Be blessed

  3. My condolences to the Mitchell family, friends, all whom loved and shared the heart of this beautiful woman of God. May God be with you, carrying the heartfelt memories are your strength. Know that during this time God is at your side. Talk with him . Prayers are with you.

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