02/14/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Margaret Ellis Helmick

Margaret Aleen Ellis Helmick
(04 Jan 1926 - 08 Jan 2009)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 
   There is even more sad news today. 
 Margaret Ellis Helmick, mother of    Norma Helmick Burks of VA, Band Sweetheart of 1963, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2010 in Carrollton at the age of 91.

 From the Daily Press - 02/14/10:

             Margaret Ellis Helmick

    CARROLLTON - Margaret Ellis Helmick, 91, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, after a brief illness.

Born in Isle of Wight County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Ellis and Rose Mae Warren Ellis. The daughter of a share-cropper family, in her early years, Margaret lived and worked on farms in Surry County. She lived in Newport News for a number of years, coming back to Isle of Wight in the 1960s. She continued to garden until she was 89.

Margaret was the devoted wife of the late Presley Calvin Helmick.

She was the beloved mother of Barbara Morris, Patricia Glover and her husband, Roger, and Norma Burks; grandmother of Roger H. Glover Jr., Michael Scott Glover, John C. Glover, R. Sebastian Morris, Stephen W. Morris, LeAnn Morris-Lee, Stephanie Carol Sarris, and Margaret Ann Frazier; great-grandmother of Candice Harshfield, Trey, P.J., Hailey, Morgan, Kendall, Caroline and Emma Glover, and Zachary Sarris.

Margaret Ellis Helmick
  Her sister, Martha Murphy; sisters-in-law, Betty Ellis, Doris Ellis and Anne Martin; and numerous nieces and nephews survive her.

In addition to her parents and husband, four sisters, Mattie Goodrich, Lucille LeBas, Donnie McGuireman, and Sarah Powell; and six brothers, Andrew, Charlie, Bob, Thomas, Bennie, and Stanley Ellis preceded her in death.

Margaret enjoyed working with her hands, staying busy and gardening, selling strawberries and fresh vegetables from her home for years. She was a gifted quilter, enjoyed crocheting, and embroidery, and was an avid reader. She will be remembered for love of family, and home, and for those Sunday meals she often prepared and shared.

A service celebrating Margaret's life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Colonial Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 77, Carrollton, VA 23314; or to the Carrollton Ruritan Club, P.O. Box 32, Carrollton, VA 23314.

Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield.
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press from 1/10/2009 - 1/12/2009.

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February 14, 2010

So sorry to read of Margaret's death. The last of a large family - all together again. Our prayers are with you. Frank and Pat Hall
~ Frank and Pat Hall, Smithfield, Virginia

February 14, 2010

Norma and family, We will keep all of you in our prayers. My life was enriched by meeting your gracious mother. May God give you peace and comfort. Ann and Harry Monk
~ Ann Monk, Lebanon, Virginia

February 14, 2010

Aunt Margaret was one of my mother, Donnie's, beloved sisters. We shared a middle name and I also gave my youngest daughter the same middle name, Aleen. When she was a baby, Aunt Margaret always had to hold "her" baby since she was named after her.
My aunts and uncles were always a delight and much loved. Unfortunately, we only have one of the "sisters" left. I'm sure all those brothers and sisters are having a wonderful family reunion in heaven.
June Knapp
~ June Knapp, Newport News, Virginia
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February 14, 2010

Memories of Aunt Margaret include the love between her and my mother, Donnie (her sister). They talked on the phone almost every day. I loved to visit Aunt Margaret and hear stories of her childhood growing up at Bacon's Castle. My husband, Junior, my son, Marshall, and I send our deepest sympathy to the family.

~ Dianna McGuriman Keen (Niece)

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Helmick's family and friends at this time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty

This Is My Father's World

Words by Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901
Traditional English Melody (Terra Beata), arranged by Franklin L. Sheppard, 1915

This is my Fatherís world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Fatherís world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Fatherís world, the birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Makerís praise.
This is my Fatherís world: He shines in all thatís fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Fatherís world. O let me neíer forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Fatherís world: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heavín be one.

This is my Fatherís world, dreaming, I see His face.
I ope my eyes, and in glad surprise cry, ďThe Lord is in this place.Ē
This is my Fatherís world, from the shining courts above,
The Beloved One, His Only Son,
Cameóa pledge of deathless love.

This is my Fatherís world, should my heart be ever sad?
The lord is Kingólet the heavens ring. God reignsólet the earth be glad.
This is my Fatherís world. Now closer to Heaven bound,
For dear to God is the earth Christ trod.
No place but is holy ground.

This is my Fatherís world. I walk a desert lone.
In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known.
This is my Fatherís world, a wanderer I may roam
Whateíer my lot, it matters not,
My heart is still at home.

This Is My Father's World midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/i/tismyfw.htm  - 06/19/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com Ė 03/15/05

Flower Bar # 27 Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/pa/FlaminJune/Flowerlines2.html - 01/26/10

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