Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine)

3926 Devine St, Columbia, SC


Patricia Anne Helms

October 21, 1931September 29, 2019

COLUMBIA – Pat McKeown Helms, 87, died Sunday, September 29, 2019. Born in Houston, Texas, she was a daughter of the late Percy Patilla Waldrep and Doris Catherine Pielop Waldrep. Prior to retirement, she was employed by C & S Bank at Greystone Operation Management Center. An avid gardener and seamstress, she was a member of Northstar Christian Center.

Surviving are her husband of 40 years, Dr. Preston W. Helms Jr.; her children, Brenda Pittman (Ernest) of Baltimore, MD, Donna McKeown of Columbia, SC, and Preston McKeown of Madison, MS; four grandchildren; one great-granchild; and sisters, Geraldine Walzel and Adelle Curtis.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Trogdon.

A memorial service will be held at Northstar Christian Center at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.


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