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Mrs. Sadie M. Helms

Passed 05/31/2020

Obituary for Mrs. Sadie M. Helms

In profound sorrow we announce the passing of Mrs. Sadie M. Helms. Celebration of Life will be held Friday, June 05, 2020 12:00 noon at College Park Cemetery 3600 Adam Street Atlanta, GA 30337. Viewing will be Thursday, June 04, 2020 12noon-4pm. Grissom-Clark Funeral Home Our mama, Mrs. Sadie Magnalia Wilburn Helms was born in Oxford, Georgia on March 11, 1933. She was the eleventh of thirteen children born to Charlie Wilburn and Sarah Toombs Wilburn. She was lovingly known as "Country Brown" while growing up. She was united in Holy Matrimony to Thomas "TJ" James Helms, Sr. on August 7, 1954. To this union six children were born: Shirley Ann, Thomas James Jr. (Rick), Lillie, Teresa, Steven and Eve. Mama attended Oxford Elementary and graduated from Washington High School in Oxford, Georgia. After moving to Decatur, GA, she started serving the Lord with The Thankful Baptist Church. She continued serving from 1979 to the present at Lilly Hill Baptist Church in Decatur, GA until the Lord called his servant to her heavenly home on Sunday May 31, 2020. Mama is survived by her children; Shirley Ann Wilburn, Thomas (Rick) Helms, Lillie Helms, Teresa Helms, Steven Helms and Eve Helms; Eight grandchildren, Pasqueal and Shavon Bigoms, Charisse Helms, Shamika (Barker) Jenkins, Krystal Harris, lkelan Helms, Marlo Helms, Charlie Wilburn, Christopher Wilburn, LaShoun Wilburn; fifteen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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