Mrs. Helen Marie Bearden, age 86, of Brilliant passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at her residence. Mrs. Bearden was born in Winfield, Alabama on July 25, 1937 to William C. and Willie Mae Warren Williams. Helen called Brilliant her home all her life. She was the owner and operator of Marie’s Fabric Store in Brilliant for many years. In her spare time Helen enjoyed gardening, working in her flower beds, watching Alabama Football and spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. Bearden is survived by her children, Guyla Perry, Joey Barnett, Vickie Shirriff (Kenny), Sandra Couch (Tim), Greg Bearden (Rebecca), and Anthony Bearden (Debbie), grandchildren, Rhonda Wilkerson, Trent Goodwin, Brian Couch, Kyle Jack, Christy Hutchins, Kathy Hurt, Trace Barnett, and Anthony Bearden Jr., siblings, Nell Cole and Billy Gene Williams, her beloved cat, Milo, and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Mrs. Bearden was preceded in death by her husband, James Douglas Bearden, granddaughter, Monique Marie Jack, grandson, Bradley Hallman, sisters, Frieda Wallace and Patsy Hutchinson, and her brother, William Thomas Williams.

A memorial service for Mrs. Bearden will be held on Sunday, September 24 at 3:00 p.m. from the Brilliant Memorial Gardens.

Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield, Alabama serving the Bearden family.