Shirley Elizabeth Helton

  • Born: June 20, 1925
  • Died: May 24, 2019
  • Location: Forest City, North Carolina

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services

1251 US Highway 221A
Forest City, NC 28043
Tel. (828) 657-6383

Tribute & Message From The Family

Shirley Elizabeth Helton, age 93, of Fair Haven Forest City, went home to be with the Lord on May 24, 2019 surrounded by loved ones. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, she was born on June 20, 1925.

She is proceeded in death by her husband, George Americus Helton Sr.

Left to cherish her memories are her children George Helton Jr. and wife, Kathy, of Rutherfordton; Nancy Rochelle and husband, Mike, of Mint Hill; Jackie Walker of Rutherfordton; Gwen Goode and husband, Buster, of Rutherfordton; Peter Helton Sr. of Cary; Barry Helton and wife, Wanda, of Bostic; Darryl Helton and wife, Faye, of Lake Lure; Carole Leslie of Rutherfordton; Kevin Helton and wife, Jennifer, of Bostic; and Keith Helton and wife, Judith, of Rutherfordton. She also had 21 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2018 at Southern Baptist Church in Rutherfordton. The burial will take place after the service at the cemetery. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Southern Baptist Church.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Love You Granny!!! You will be missed so much!!!!!

Posted by Sherry Gunter - Union Mills, NC - Grandchild   May 30, 2019

To all of the family of Shirley, I am so for you loss! I will continue to pray for your family!

Posted by Shonda Bright - Bostic, NC - Friend   May 28, 2019

I love you, Granny! ♥

Posted by Ashley Helton - Belmont, NC - Grandchild   May 26, 2019

Condolences to you and your family on your mother's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jack & Barbara Conner

Posted by Barbara Conner - Caroleen, NC - Friend   May 25, 2019

Paula forney i wil miss you sweet lady Gwen and family your in my prayers love ya

Posted by Paula forney forney - Forest city, NC - Family Friend   May 25, 2019

Although we are far away today, you all are in are hearts and prayers. Praying for strength and peace for you all now and in the days ahead.

Posted by Rick, Vicki & Taylor Ledbetter - Spindale, NC - Friend   May 25, 2019

Carol, Keith & family, so sorry to hear if your Mother's passing. You are in our thoughts & prayers. TC & Paulette

Posted by Paulette White - Forest City, NC - Friend   May 25, 2019

I'm sorry I wasn't able to visit with you often with me working all the time. You will always be remembered and never forgotten you was a amazing women and all of us will never forget you. You made the best jello cups and everybody always had to have one when they came to your house!! We love you and will cherish you now until forever..

Posted by Chelsey Crawford - Rutherfordton, NC - Grandchild   May 25, 2019

We will miss you dearly. I remember on numerous occasions she thanked me for bringing George back home to her she was so full of love and jokeing around with George and our girls Amanda and Ashley about who was her favorite. Truthfully they were all her favorites!! I don't know how she could feed so many children and grands much less remember all their names but she did. She is now walking with Jesus on streets of gold and we will be looking forward to seeing her again one day. She might even fix is some beans and wieners or a fried bologna sandwich. Those were the children's favorites! We love you forever! Kathy Helton

Posted by Kathy Helton - Rutherfordton NC, NC - Family   May 24, 2019

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