Helen W. McEwen

December 14, 1925 – March 8, 2021

Helen “Billie” Webb McEwen peacefully passed away at Sharon Towers on the 6th of March, 2021. Her daughters Katherine, Bonnie, and granddaughter Laurel McEwen were by her side.

Billie was born in Danville, VA and her family moved to Charlotte, NC when she was four years old. She was the youngest of six children born to Oliver Bascom and Cora Childress Webb.  She grew up on Central Avenue and attended Elizabeth Elementary, Piedmont Junior, and Central High School. Her husband of forty-eight years who preceded her in death was Luther Morris (L.M.) McEwen, Jr.  They met at Western Union where they both worked in the Wilder Building.

Billie was a charter member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and taught elementary Sunday school. She was a member of the Couples Sunday school class (when it was downtown – 2nd Presbyterian) and the Women’s Circle.   She was past President of the Junior Commerce Auxiliary with the Jaycettes Club and participated in the Jaycee Jollies Show.  She enjoyed dancing at the Pompanola Dance Club and playing in the Southern Belles Bridge Club.  She was a past member of the Charlotte Women’s Club and belonged to the Country Club Acres Garden Club.

She is survived by her daughter Katherine McEwen who lives in New York City.  Two sons L. Morris McEwen MD, James (Jim) McEwen who predeceased her and his wife Nelda, and daughter Bonnie McEwen who live here in Charlotte.  She has three grandchildren: Max, Laurel, and Grace McEwen and three great-grandchildren: Harper, Logan, and Violet McEwen. Her grandson Max McEwen and his wife Emily reside in Charlotte, her granddaughter Laurel McEwen resides in Paris, France, and granddaughter Grace McEwen Smith and husband Joe live in Charlotte.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Sharon Towers and Palliative & Hospice Care of Charlotte for their gracious and generous care. Contributions to these outstanding organizations would be greatly appreciated by the family.

A memorial service to honor the life of Helen McEwen will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, the 1st of April, 2021 at Covenant Presbyterian Church located at 1000 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC. The service will be live-streamed and available for viewing at or

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Katherine Melton

2 years ago

Dearest Bonnie, my sincere condolences in the loss of your mother. She must have been a wonderful woman as she raised a fine and honorable lady. May God grant you and your family peace.

Nancy J Rice

2 years ago

Bonnie so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. She had a long and full filling life.

Willy Evans

2 years ago

I enjoyed knowing your Mom. She was bright and funny and always made me feel at ease. I know you will miss her as we all do.

Laurie Crawford

2 years ago

Dear Family, I am sorry for your loss. Your mother sounds like she was busy in life and she lived a good long one. Be blessed by the times and many years you spent together and the memories you carry. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, Laurie Crawford

Helen Brame

2 years ago

Dear family,
My prayers are with you all at this time. I always loved your mother. Aunt Billie to me was always so comfortable to be around. She was always generous, warm and kind. She added a lot to my life thru the years and was always so good to my late husband Bob. I will forever cherish her memory and be thankful I knew her. God Bless and hold you all in his arms.
Helen Brame


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