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1958 Helena 2021

Helena Kriegsmann Pritchard Harvey

October 1, 1958 — February 16, 2021

Helena Kriegsmann Pritchard Harvey, 62, of Charleston, SC passed from this life to enter into eternal life with Christ on February 16, 2021, in her home, surrounded by those who loved her most.

Born on October 1, 1958 in Charleston, SC to the late Clack Dickinson Hopkins II and Posey Pritchard Bensen, Helena was one of six children. She and her siblings forged an unbreakable bond in their childhood that remained steadfast until her passing. She grew up in Mt. Pleasant, SC where she spent most of her time on the local beaches basking in the sun.

If you asked Helena what her greatest accomplishment was, she would, without hesitation tell you it was her Daughter, Helena Renee Harvey (Renee) and by extension of Renee, her son-in-law, Matthew Jonathan Graves, MD (Matt). More than anything else in this world, Helena loved being a mother and mother-in-law. She was extraordinarily proud of them and immensely grateful for the love they showered her with. Helena had a strong will on her own, but her strength and perseverance were further fueled by Matt and Renee’s enduring support. Her booming laugh, contagious smile, and unwavering positivity lit up any room she entered. Her sense of humor and personality were unparalleled, guaranteed to make anyone laugh.

Helena is survived by her loving and devoted daughter Renee; her adoring and doting son-in-law Matt; her loyal siblings Dicky Hopkins, Posey Haynie, Maryanne Workman (Billy), William Hopkins (Christine), and Robert Hopkins; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins too numerous to count.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Helena’s memory may be sent to MUSC Hollings Cancer Center or an animal rescue of your choice.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL & CREMATION, Mt. Pleasant, 1520 Rifle Range Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, (843) 884-3833.
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