Rubye Helms Wells

November 29, 1925July 25, 2019

Rubye Helms Wells, 93, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019. She was born to the late Zeb and Mary Bessie Helms in Union County, NC on November 29, 1925.

Rubye is preceded in death by her husband Roy Wells; brothers Buren Helms, Emmett Helms, Ward Helms and Dimp Helms; sisters Nellie Helms, Hazel Jenkins and Millie Drye; and four nephews. She is survived by 14 nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Rubye was a very loving and caring person. She loved her family and had many friends. She never had any of her own children but thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the children of family members and friends. She was confidante for many people and the neighborhood kids just loved spending time with her. She was also very fun loving, athletic and really enjoyed fishing, bowling and going to the beach. She also enjoyed Scrabble and doing crosswords and was really good at both. She loved dressing well and putting her best foot forward. Her hair and nails were almost always perfect. She loved shopping and eating out. She was on a first-name basis and became friends with many of the waitresses in the restaurants she frequented. Her life was full and well-lived. She will be truly missed by so many. Visitation will take place at McEwen Funeral Service, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte on Monday, July 29, 2019 beginning at 11am. Funeral Service will follow at 12pm. Interment will be at Sharon Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the care of McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Monday, July 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 29, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, July 29, 2019


Rubye Helms Wells

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Diane Vandevere

July 28, 2019

Aunt PIDGE was truly one of a kind..... always smiling and so happy to see you! Never judging and always loving.... I will miss you Babe!❤️❤️

Natalie Walker

July 27, 2019

From the time I was 1 year old, Pidge was one of my favorites. I would go to her house almost every day and we would shop, visit family, play in her elevator and watch gameshows on TV. I will never forget all the memories I made with her. My thoughts and prayers are with her entire family. She was a special lady whom I thought of as a 3rd grandma. Pidge, you are deeply missed and I’m so blessed to have gotten to spend so much time with you!