December 12, 2015

HELEN JOHANNESEN of Cedar Key, Florida, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2015.  Mrs. Johannesen was 88 years of age but if you asked her, she would tell you 39.    Born to the late Bill and Violet Richburg on November 27, 1927, she joined her big sister ArmieLee, known as Lee Richburg.  They lived their lives between Cedar Key, Florida and Ft. Pierce, Florida.  Having a great childhood with lots of Cousins, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Friends and outdoor activities.

Helen met and married Leif Johannesen, who took her on many great adventures including raising three children, Pam (Ted) Alexander, William (Teresa) Johannesen and Kim (Malcolm) Worley.  She had many grandchildren and great grands that were the light of her life.  Helen also had lots of nieces, nephews and cousins to round out her family life.  Family was very important to her, you did not have to be blood related, if she bonded with you then you became family!

Besides being a Mom, Sister, Daughter, Nanny, Grandma, Aunt and friend, Helen’s other favorite job was owning and running Helen’s Place on the Big Dock in Cedar Key, Florida, where we think the mullet burger, shrimp burger, clam burger and crab burger were all invented.  She also had great hamburgers, fries, onion rings, fish squares, ice cream and shakes.  She was well known for her style and her positive disposition.  People from all over loved her.  She had true beauty, grace and glamour.

She was a special lady.  She was loved dearly and will be missed greatly by all who ever knew her.  We know the Angels sang when she entered those pearly gates and that we will see her again one day!!

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 11:00am at Cedar Key Baptist Church, 712-2nd Street, Cedar Key, Florida with Pastor Todd Pope officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Key Cemetery.  A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2015 between the hours of 4 and 6 pm at Langford-Rogers Funeral Home, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, Florida.

Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Langford-Rogers Funeral Home, 352-493-0050 under the direction of Rick Gooding Funeral Home.