Bessie Rae Helms, of Covington, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the age of 91. Mrs. Helms liked to work with her hands and was known for her love of gardening and a well-kept yard. She had a knack for being able to grow most anything and her favorite plants were African violets and Christmas cacti. Mrs. Helms also enjoyed crocheting and working puzzles. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Helms; parents, William and Mary Hughes; sisters, Mellonae Willis, Martha Alexander; and brother, Mascus Hughes.
The memories Mrs. Helms created will remain close in the hearts of many, especially her daughters and son-in-law, Linda and Andy Anderson, Debra Brooks; grandchildren, Eric Anderson, Nicole Foster, Melissa and Kelly Williams, Nathan Brooks, Micah Brooks; great-grandchildren, Carrie, Dillan, Brady, Anna, Lillian; sisters and brother-in-law, Frances Wilson, Becky and Max Willoughby;sister-in-law, Ann Hughes, and sister-in-law Vela Mae Green.
A Private Funeral Service for Mrs. Helms will be held Sunday, July 19, 2020, 2:00 P.M., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Pastor Wes Privett officiating and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home, two hours prior to her service, from 12 Noon - 2:00 P.M.
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