Elgin “Redman” Helms, Jr.

September 4, 1948 - August 24, 2012
Elgin “Redman” Helms, Jr.


Jr. Helms went to be with our Lord on Friday, August 24, 2012.

He was born in Monroe NC on September 4, 1948, the son of the late Elgin Helms, Sr. and Mildred Price Helms.

Surviving is his wife Sonja Talley Helms of the home; sons, Lonnie Helms (Jennifer) of Hampstead NC and Michael T Smith (Angie) of Maco NC; daughter, Ruthann Gutwald (Stanley) of Wilmington NC; three step-sons, Ray Wallace of Hampstead NC, Kenneth Wallace (Lana) of Winnabow NC and Kevin Wallace (Amanda) of Maco, NC; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren; sister Brenda Helms (Charles) of Monroe NC; special trucking friend, Ricky Lanier (Francis) of Maco, NC;
and a host of nieces and nephews, aunts and cousins in Monroe NC.

A memorial service to celebrate JR’s life will be held on September 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Cornerstone Baptist Church 1638 Lanvale Road Leland NC.
Officiating will be Reverend Bob Collins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jr’s name to the Cornerstone Baptist Church, c/o P.O. Box 387, Leland, NC 28451.

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  • September 04, 2012
    Monty Garrett says:
    Sonja: I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Junior. I know that I always enjoyed my time that I spent with him on my visits to your home or while we were on vacation at Sunset Beach. I was so happy to hear that he had accepted Christ as his personal savior before he passed away. Just knowing that he is in a better place for sure must give you some peace of mind. "As many as received him,to them he gave the right to become children of God." Sincerely yours,Monty.

  • August 31, 2012
    Tina Strong says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.

  • August 28, 2012
    Richard Leon Helms says:
    Lynn (sister) and I wanted to say how sorry to hear of Junior's passing. We'll keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • August 28, 2012
    Krista and Kaleb R. says:
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Know that you have a lot of people here to help you through this time! We love you!