Helen Willard Neubauer

August 31, 2019

Helen Willard Neubauer, 81, died August 31, 2019 at Sharon Towers.  Helen was born July 1, 1938 in East Orange, NJ, daughter of Laurens Herbert Neubauer and Carrie Bell McBride Neubauer.  Her mother’s family was from Rockingham, NC and so she decided to come south to Greensboro College where she majored in elementary education.  Helen later received her master’s degree (M.Ed.) in counselling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Helen would spend 43 years in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System.  She taught for seven year as a 5th grade teacher at Merry Oaks Elementary.  After receiving her counselling degree, she became a middle school counsellor, first at Eastway Junior High for three years and then at Northeast Middle School for thirty-three years.  In 1997, Helen received the Ben Craig Outstanding Educator Award for CMS.  Helen was a member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church

Helen is survived by her Best Friend of fifty years, Cheryl Pulliam and her special family, brother, Robert Pulliam and his wife, Rosemary of Winston-Salem, NC; nieces, Anne Tambling of Winston-Salem, NC, Caroline Tambling of Los Angeles, CA, Gray Tambling of Boston, MA; nephews, Bob Pulliam and his wife, Kyunga of Seattle, WA, Christopher Tambling of Greenville, NC, Andy Pulliam and Henry Pulliam, both of Seattle, WA.

A service to celebrate the life of Helen Neubauer will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Myers Park Presbyterian Church.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, PO Box 470408, Charlotte, NC 28247 or donations in Helen's memory made be made to Greensboro College, 815 West Market St., Greensboro, NC 27401, for the Class of 1960 Scholarship Endowment Fund or Levine Children’s Hospital, c/o Atrium Health Foundation, PO Box 32861, Charlotte, NC 28232-2861

The family would like to offer their special thanks to Cindy Rawald and to Dr. Ilhem Remmouche.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.


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  • Troy Gaston

    To the family and Ms. Pulliam my deepest condolences and sympathies. 7049073321 please reach out to me.

  • Renee DeKemper

    I was so sad to hear if Helen’s passing and pray that she is at peace. She was a great influence on me in middle school along with Cheryl. Blessings to you Cheryl as you grieve the loss of a wonderful person. Peace and love to you!


  • Julie Windeknecht

    I was a student at Northeast Junior High and lucky to have Ms Neubauer as my counselor. It’s true what is said about people not remembering what you’ve said but how you made them feel. I don’t recall what advice she gave me but know that I always felt she was really listening and cared deeply about us all. For those of you closest to her, thank you for sharing her with us!

  • Becky and Tim Brown

    To the family of Helen Neubauer,
    Thank you for sharing Helen with us during our formative years as teenagers. She was always so happy, loving and willing to listen, Helen became a part of the lives of many young people that perhaps took her presence for granted at the time. Yet in reflection, she was the rock In our youth, she was there for many events and would even contact you after the death of a loved one. It was a joy to see Helen and Cheryl in the congregation at University City United Methodist when we were attending that church.She will certainly be missed by many people, myself included. May God provide each of you peace, and marvelous memories.I will always treasure the times she was there to listen and offer advice. God has a new angel.