Tuesday, February 21, 2006
The Dragonfly has flown
Thelonius Luther Helbert Fueglein, 9 months old, died peacefully at home in Richmond, VA on February 20, 2006 of a brain tumor. In his short time with us, Theo touched untold numbers of people. In knowing him, his family and friends experienced love and compassion that will resonate throughout our lives.Theo is survived by his parents Karla Helbert and Jamie Fueglein, his grandparents, Luther C. Helbert and Dyanne Helbert, his great-grandmothers Virginia Helbert and Betty Wood, his aunts and uncles Meg and Erich Faber and David and Julie Fueglein, many cousins and extended family. His paternal grandmother Marge Fueglein passed away the day before Theo's birth. Theo's parents are very grateful to friends and family who have supported us throughout. We also would like to extend warm thanks to Theo's nurses, doctors and caregivers who provided excellent care and support.
Visitation hours will be held at Carty's Funeral Home at 1621 Norton Rd. S.W. in Wise, VA on Friday, February 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, February 25 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a short graveside service at Colyer Cemetery. Flowers or stuffed animals are welcome. All stuffed animal gifts will be donated in Theo's name to VCU Medical Center's pediatric intensive care unit. The family also encourages memorial donations in Theo's name to be made to Noah's Children pediatric hospice program. Donations may be sent to Noah's Children, Office of Gifts & Contributions, IVNA, 5008 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23230.
Friends may call on the family at the home of Dyanne Helbert in Norton, VA. A memorial service will be held in Richmond, VA at a later date.