Helen French Burress, 84, of Binghamton, formerly of Bluefield, Va., went to be with the Lord on Jan. 25, 2009 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her son, Julian Barkley Burress, Jr., Va.; five grandchildren, Jacqueline McKenna, Ga., Jennifer Tibbs, Patricia DeNinis, Heather Heater, N.Y., and Kevin Burress, Va., six great-grandchildren, John Tibbs, Kayla and Katherine DeNinis, Scott and Jenna Heater and Ryan McKenna; also special friends, Abraham, Linda and the Stark family. At Helen’s request, there will be no services held. She will be laid to rest near her mother and daughter in the family cemetery on top of one of her beloved mountains in Bluefield, Va. The family would like to extend special thanks to Steven and Lourdes Health Support and to the wonderful nurses from The Lourdes Hospice Unit for the care and compassion given to Helen. Arrangements were by the Sedlock Funeral Home, Inc., 161 Clinton St., Binghamton, N.Y. 13905.