Michael T. Helgren

January 29, 2010
Michael T. Helgren

Michael Thomas Helgren, 21 of Rocky Point passed away January 29, 2010 at his residence.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother Josephine Hyatt and his grandfather Robert M. Rynders.

Michael is survived by his mother Patsy Porter and her husband Arnold Porter, Rocky Point, father Daniel Helgren and his wife Colleen Helgren, Casa Grande, AZ, brother Wesley Porter, Rocky Point, step brother David Porter and wife Julie, niece Rachel Porter and nephew Benjamin Porter, step sister Pamela Fairfax, grandfather Othell Hyatt, grandmother Helen Chandler, grandparents Luther and Myrtle Porter, grandparents Robert and Kathy Herceg, aunts Joan Britt and Susan Herceg and uncle Jeff Rynders.

Michael graduated with honors from Heide Trask High School in 2007 and belonged to the National Honor Society. He was attending Cape Fear Community College. Michael loved all music, mostly Christian and played piano, guitar and drums. He loved his church, his music and the youth. Michael worked at Cox Christian Bookstore for two years and volunteered at Save Our Kids Outreach, Inc.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, February 5, 2010 at Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 6, 2010 at Lighthouse Worship Center located at 7560 US Hwy 117 South. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Music Department at Lighthouse Worship Center, P O Box 433, Rocky Point, NC 28457.

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  • February 04, 2010
    Kirbe Flynn says:
    Michael and I have known each other since the second grade I believe. While we've never been the best of friends, we were still friends and said hello. Michael was absolutely one of the best people I have ever had the honor of knowing. His faith, commitment, and trust in the Lord, are what everyone should strive to be like. He loved his savior and no doubt at this very minute sings praises with him in heaven. Michael was a very intelligent human being, and while we will never know why God chose to take him at such a young age, we need to remember that God's plans are very different than ours in some cases! His family and fiance are in my prayers! God bless!

  • February 04, 2010
    MARK AND DIANE DAW says:
    mY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU Patsy and the whole family, I know you have a hole in your heart and I am so sorry, I pray, You will find comfort and peace in the future. Great love and friend ship I have always felt from you all and I hope you feel the prayers.. Gold Bless you all

  • February 04, 2010
    Alan and Wendy Kelly says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time. May the Lord bless you with comfort, peace and joy in knowing that Michael is safe in His Father's arms.

  • February 04, 2010
    Jan Helgreen Allison says:
    We are grieving with you all. Such a sweet life cut short, but God definately has another precious Angel. We love you guys and know that God's comforting arms will wrap each of you in His love. Love ya'll.

  • February 04, 2010
    CAROL (OVERBY)MCCOY says:
    DEAREST PATSY & DANNY & FAMILY, OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES. OUR HEARTS ARE HEAVY FOR YOU & YOUR FAMILY. YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS & THOUGHTS DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.MAY GOD SPEED COMFORT & PEACE TO YOU.OUR PRAYERS & LOVE TO YOU. LOVE TIM & CAROL MCCOY