Helen Faye Holmes

18 marzo , 19452 septiembre , 2021

On March 18th In the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 1945, a bouncing baby girl was born to George Porter Sr and Leona Williams in the city of Deriddle, La. Who was named Helen Faye Porter. She was the youngest girl of 9 children. At the age of 7 her mother passed. At the age of 9 her father passed. The family relocated to Houston living with her aunt (Hattie Williams). God sent an angel as an overseer, (Ada White). Ada White showed and taught her how to live a different way. She taught her under the leadership of John Paul Ellis (the founder of St Paul’s Temple) how to be a Christian and live a holy and sanctified life as a young woman. She graduated from Fidelity High School in 1963.

She was the 1st African American woman that held the position of Administration clerk at Herman Hospital.

She graduated from college at age 60.

She participated in the prison ministry for the State of Texas under the Charms Ministry organization.

She was the founding member and treasurer of the “What Now Inc.”

She was the CEO of Master Bear Scholarship foundation.

She was an active member of Kairos Outside prison outreach for over 10 years.

She was an independent owner of Helen’s Accessories.

She was a tax preparer.

She was a Notary Public for the State of Texas.

From her home she provided service for her community and the homeless men and women. The community and homeless were feed before her family ate Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.

She provided temporary shelter for many individuals.

She made the Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for everyone she met.

For more than 60 years, Missionary Helen Holmes has served in this ministry working as a greeter, a choir member, a certified washboard player, Sunday school teacher, she began a drill team for St Paul Temple, she was a great play writer, former youth department president, mission teacher, social service worker and senior consultant of the Ellis Memorial missionaries.

Missionary Holmes was a faithful member serving under the tenure of three different pastors (Elder John Paul Ellis, Elder Frank James Sherrard Sr, and Bishop Morris Jenkins Jr.

Her love for others was always on display never forgetting even the little ones every year as she made sure each child had a least one Christmas gift to take home.

She was the president for the Christian Women’s Council for the Peru Jurisdiction under the leadership of Mother Elizabeth Edwards and Bishop Morris Jenkins Jr.

Through the anointing of the Holy Ghost many were Healed, delivered, and set free. The discouraged became motivated to do God’s will. The weak became strong to fight against Satan’s attacks.

She was proceeded in death by her parents George Porter Sr and Leona Williams, her sisters, Heddie Wesley, Legusta Simien, Sula Gloria Taylor, and Edith Pearl Williams. Her brothers George Porter Jr., Euless Dusty Porter, Vernard Porter and Eli Porter. Her grandson, Corey Holmes and great granddaughter, Elle Amar Odom.

She leaves to cherish her legacy and celebrate her life to, her children: Mandora Thomas, Wilbert Ray Holmes, Michelle Holmes, Harris, Marvin Cal Holmes, and Ada Beechem (LaRoc). God daughter, KiNyah Scott. God sons, Sean Grays, Chris Mitchell, and Thadius Tanner Jr. Beloved friends, Evangelist Harriett Page, Barbara Guillory, Missionary Helen Mitchell, Evangelist Missionary Audie Hafford, Marjorie Freeman, 15 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. And a host of nieces, nephews, the Ellis Memorial Church of God and Christ and Towers of Hope Church of God in Christ church family, other relative and many friends.


  • Funeral Service

    sábado, 11 septiembre , 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    sábado, 11 septiembre , 2021

  • Committal Service

    sábado, 11 septiembre , 2021


Helen Faye Holmes


Barbara Mcgrew

11 septiembre , 2021

Words cannot Express but this great woman of God,she gave me some encouraging words about my life,prayed for me and sent me back to Alabama with a great and powerful expectation,and God did just what she said,I can never forget you.I praise God for getting to know you.

Wanda Lorraine

10 septiembre , 2021

Our families connected 42 years ago. Sister Holmes befriended my mother whose name is also Helen. Both Helens celebrated their birthdays in March. This photo is a fond memory of both Helens celebrating the 50th birthday of Sister Helen Mitchell. Sister Holmes was a Yellow Rose of Friendship, a Lily In The Valley, a Visionary, Motivator, Advisor, Achiever, Vocalist, and Prophetess. Family, I pray God give you unimaginable strength. Strength that you didn't think you could have but was already implanted in you by your mother with the help of God.

Michelle Harris

7 septiembre , 2021

I want to let the family know that I am praying for you and your family. Be encouraged because mommy was awesome.

Paricia Mouton

7 septiembre , 2021

Everything I am is because of Helen Faye Holmes my granny. She was my bestfriend. Granny you are a Phenomenal Woman. I Love you and miss so much!!