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5/16/2019 5:02:00 PM
Helen White Helms
July 14, 1928 - May 15, 2019

Helen Marcene White Helms, 90, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away May 15, 2019, at Atrium Health in Lincolnton.

She was born in Lincoln County, daughter of the late Lora Little White and Albert Walter White.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Nathan Grooms officiating. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 until 11:15 a.m. at the funeral home. At other times, the family will be receiving friends at the home of Gena and Scott Wright, 2633 Highway 73 in Iron Station.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Earl Helms; brothers, Leeondes White, Joe White, Enoch White, Bud White, and Steve White; son-in-law, David Cantrell; and granddaughter, Kandace Helms.

Left to cherish her memories are sons and spouses, Ronnie Helms (Janice) of Maiden, Jimmy Helms (Debbie) of Lincolnton, and David Helms (Sandy) of Lincolnton; daughters and spouses, Sherry Cantrell of Lincolnton, Delana Clark (Steve) of Gastonia, LaDonna Lawing (Mike) of Belmont, Trina Parker (fiancé, Kevin Schronce) of Lincolnton, Leah Peters (Holland) of Charleston, SC, and Gena Wright (Scott) of Lincolnton; grandchildren and spouses, Steve Helms, Angie and Wynn Davis, Jeffrey and Bobbi Cantrell, Bryan and Jennifer Clark, Brent and Chris Clark, Kelley and Steven Miles, Matt and Emily Helms, Jennifer and Brad Lemons, Candace and Steve Silver, Callie Notario, Sarah Lawing and Jarrod Howe, Adam and Jessica Parker, Hannah Parker and Will Thomas, Jocelyn Parker, Landon Peters, Lindsy Wright, and Brett Wright; great-grandchildren, Gabby Helms, Elijah, Eliana and Isaiah Burgin, Ceana Cantrell, Marlee, Joseph, Will and Hunter Clark, Peyton and Mason Helms, Shelby Baucom, Laney and Addison Miles, Blake and Colby Thomas, Aiden Parker, Eli Notario, and James Howe; brother, Sam White; sisters, Kathy Buchanan (Bill), and Janet Quinn; sister-in-law, Nadine Clippard; brother-in-law, Joe Helms; and special friend and caregiver, Reba Jones.

Helen was a kind, caring and loving woman who was faithful to the Lord Jesus Christ – never wavering in her love and commitment to share God’s love, grace, and his most precious gift of Jesus Christ our Savior to everyone. Through all her struggles with health, she remained happy, loving, and faithful.

Helen’s family was her life and she loved being with family and friends. Her greatest enjoyment was her grandchildren – watching them play sports, celebrating graduations, performing in plays, dance recitals, or simply enjoying hearing them sing for her.

Helen enjoyed life after retiring from General Shoelace. She loved spending time at the beach with her family and traveling to California, Hawaii, Niagara Falls, Washington, D.C., Florida, Outer Banks, Mexico, and our North Carolina mountains.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to a special friend, Reba Jones, for her loving care and devotion. Mother loved Reba as a daughter. Also, thank you to the sweet, and loving staff at Carillon for their care and love.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Greater Western Carolinas Chapter, 205 Regency Executive Park Drive, Suite 202, Charlotte, NC 28217, or to UNC Autism Research Center – Attn: Tina Rice, Medical Foundation of NC, c/o UNC Medicine Department, 123 W. Franklin Street, Suite 510, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton, N.C. is serving the Helms family.

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