Earleen Helton Obituary (1939 – 2022) – Kingsport, TN
Earleen Helton obituary
Gray, TN – Armenda Earleen Williams Helton, beloved wife of George Daniel Helton, quietly completed her earthly journey on January 26, 2022 surrounded by her family. We are grateful that she is now at peace and at home with the Lord. Earleen was born on February 26, 1939, to Earl D. and Virginia Barger Williams in Morgan County, TN. She lived in Morristown for 33 years, then Greeneville and Knoxville before settling in Kingsport for the last 29 years. She had a solid career spanning 43 years as a real estate agent in Greeneville and Kingsport. She has done well in her career and has helped send her grandchildren to college in addition to supporting her community through various philanthropic initiatives. She had a big heart for others and was often found volunteering or serving her community. Here is a short list of some of her notable accomplishments: founding president of the Morristown Humane Society, founding president of the Greeneville Humane Society, president of the Christian Women’s Club of Morristown, Greeneville and Kingsport, president of the Andrew Johnson Club of Greeneville, nominee for the first lady of Morristown in 1972, member of the Outstanding Young Women of America, member of Gideon’s Auxiliary, recipient of the 2005 Blue Ridge Brokers Award, recipient of the 2006 NETAR Humanitarian Award, and recipient of the 2006 Tennessee Association of Good neighbor of real estate agents. She was also an active member of all of her churches taking on roles such as Sunday school principal, teacher, prayer coordinator, and chair of the welfare committee. Earleen had a great gift of mercy and philanthropy, and was truly happy to help anyone she could. She touched countless lives with gifts, loans, food, blankets, clothing and motel nights for those in need. Thanks to her generous hospitality, many have felt welcomed into her home for vacations, meals or stays. The outpouring of his love was often seen through his acts of service to those around him. Her faith in Jesus Christ and His salvation, His undying mercy and love has been a driving force in Earleen’s life. This was evident in the way she treated everyone she met with great compassion. She was a faithful prayer warrior to many and stormed the throne of heaven with daily requests, as many around her can attest. She desired to see everyone she knew come to the same saving knowledge of her Savior that she had. The family is comforted to know that Earleen is still now with her Lord, and they too have the unmistakable assurance of seeing her again in the mighty glories of heaven and beyond, where reunited they will rejoice with her, as they worship the Lord. Jesus Christ together.
She is predeceased by her parents and more recently, her beloved sister, Lucille Bannester.
Mrs. Earleen Helton is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, George Daniel Helton; his daughter, Lisa Helton Brown (David Brown); son, Robert Story; daughter, Deborah Bowen; daughter, Margie Axon. Earleen delighted with her grandchildren, Danielle Williams; Erin Miller; Allie Hutchison; Joshua Brown; Caleb Brown; Jessica Muniz and her great-grandchildren (Timmy, Eve, Miriam, Phoebe, Pierce, Maximus, Raelynn and a baby girl due in April) and enthusiastically took on the task of spoiling and loving them.
The Friends Reception will be held Sunday, February 6 at Colonial Heights Baptist Church, Kingsport, TN from 1:30-3:30 p.m., with a memorial service beginning at 3:30 p.m. Pastor Greg Burton will officiate. The music will be provided by his grandchildren.
Entombment will be at Glenwood Shelby Hills Cemetery, Bristol, TN on Monday morning, February 7 at 10:00 a.m. Those wishing to attend are asked to come to the cemetery at 9:45 a.m. The bearers will be Billy Baxter, Otis Stubblefield, Josh Brown, David Brown, Caleb Brown and Joel Hutchison. The family asks everyone attending the memorial service and interment to wear a face covering and practice social distancing.
Flowers may be sent to Carter Trent Funeral Home and donations in his honor to the Colonial Heights Baptist Church Benevolent Fund or The Gideon’s International.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport serves the Helton family.
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Posted by Carter-Trent Funeral Home – Kingsport on January 28, 2022.