Birth Date: 08/09/1928
Deceased Date: 06/26/2020
Smithfield – Helen Louise Davis Canupp, age 91, died Friday evening, June 26, 2020 in the SECU Hospice House. Born August 9, 1928 in Johnston County to the late Donnie and Julia Jones Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Jennings “Tommy” Canupp; 4 brothers, Donnie Davis, Jr., Bobby Davis, Billy Davis and Rudolph Davis and 2 sisters, Alice Earp and Shelby Wright.
In her earlier years she worked at Julia’s Dress Shop in Smithfield and later had her own in home childcare service. Louise was a long-time member of Sharon Baptist Church where she served as youth Sunday school teacher. She would often take her students to the local McDonald’s for snacks.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Sharon Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Due to the current COVID-19 Executive Order, there will be no formal visitation, but Mrs. Canupp will be available for viewing and for those wishing to pay respects, at Parrish Funeral Home, Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Surviving her are her children, Sue Canupp Marion and husband Phil of Pfafftown, Bob Canupp and wife AmyLee of Richlands, Dennis Canupp and wife Mary Lena of Four Oaks and brothers, John Davis of Four Oaks and Joe Davis of Snead’s Ferry; sisters, Doris Johnson of Smithfield and Julia Larson of Virginia Beach, VA; 6 grandchildren, Zane Canupp, Cameron Canupp and Keara Canupp Quijano, Kelly Canupp Elliott, David Canupp, Jordan Canupp, and one great grandson, Kenan Beasley.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Sharon Baptist Church, 106 Britt Street, Smithfield, NC 27577 or the SECU Hospice House, P. O. Box 1376, Smithfield, NC 27577.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parrishfh.com.