Missy Helms

September 12, 1966January 7, 2019
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Mary "Missy" Helms, age 52, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday ~ January 7, 2019 at the Robin Johnson House in Dallas, North Carolina. Missy will always be known as a great mother, wonderful grandmother, humble woman who found joy taking care of others' needs and wants. She was a very intelligent lady who would light up a room when she entered. A woman of Faith and Strength, she cast her Trust in the Lord. Missy worked in the tire industry for over 20 years, most recently serving as the Branch Manager of Snider Fleet Solutions Gastonia and employed by them for 7 years. She is going to leave a Huge void in her family and friend's life.

Those left to cherish her memories and carry on her legacy are her daughter, son in law and grandsons: Lauren and William Stitt , DeDe, Tonio, Chase and Andre of Gastonia, North Carolina; three sons: Charles Helms II, Justin Helms and Dylan Helms all of Gastonia, North Carolina; step mother: Donna Joyner and husband Roy of Oak Island, North Carolina; sister: Amy Broome of Charlotte, North Carolina; two brothers: Jimmy Caswell and Michael Valk of Florida; Husband: Mark Couch of Charlotte, North Carolina; Best and Closest Friend: Nicky Taylor of Gastonia, North Carolina.

Missy was the daughter of the late David Valk and Betty Jean Caswell.

A Life Well Cerebrated Memorial Ceremony will be held at 6:00 PM, Saturday ~ January 12, 2019 in the Chapel of Carothers Funeral Home, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, North Carolina with Chaplain Dan sharing Happy Moments, Comfort, Joy and Hope to Missy's family and friends.

The family will receive guests from 5:00 PM ~ 6:00 PM prior to the Memorial Service. Afterwards, there will be a gathering of guests from 7:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM in the catering and event room at Carothers Funeral Home.

Expressions of love and fond memories may be made on Missy's guestbook at

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is compassionately serving the family of Missy Helms.


  • Betty Caswell, Mother Deceased
  • David Valk, Father Deceased
  • Donna Joyner, Stepmother
  • Roy Joyner, Stepfather
  • Mark Couch, Husband
  • Nicky Taylor, Best Friend
  • Lauren Stitt, Daughter
  • William Stitt, Son-in-law
  • DeDe Stitt, Grandson
  • Tonio Stitt, Grandson
  • Chase Stitt, Grandson
  • Andre Stitt, Grandson
  • Charles Helms III, Son
  • Justin Helms, Son
  • Dylan Helms, Son
  • Amy Broome, Sister
  • Jimmy Caswell, Brother
  • Michael Valk, Brother


  • Receiving of Guests Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Life Well Celebrated Memorial Ceremony Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Gathering Of Guests Saturday, January 12, 2019

Missy Helms

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Lisa Caswell-Towe

January 13, 2019

I have missed you, cousin. We were a rag tag group, i hope you don't mind if i post a picture of the way we were. There was a lot of love and companionship among us, it was hard when i didn't see you again or know where you were. But you were never forgotten, and never will be. Half of the people standing in the picture are gone, the memories are sweet but also would have loved to share them with you.
I can tell by the things written here, you were deeply loved and so, i am content that you were happy. I will meet you again someday, and your smile will be as radiant as always, with no shadows hiding beneath.

Pamela Solomon

January 10, 2019

My heart is heavy for the great treasures of family that Missy has left behind in this mortal world. Although the heavens has gained such a blessed and beloved angel. I got to meet this glorious, sweet, intelligent and well loved young lady when we went on our first cruise together through my sister Phyllis Caudle to the Bahamas. She made my cruise one to remember with her laughter, her smile, her friendship and endless laughs. She was truly a blessing of a friend. I will forever miss her and hold all those laughs, pictures and memories close to my heart. I love you my dear friend and look forward to the day we reunite in God's glory. May all you family and friends hold God close in hand and heart as he guide's you through this heart breaking loss. She is a ray of sunshine that will forever shine down upon each of us.


January 9, 2019

Dylan and family,
I have no words. Please know that you are loved, but our family, and many others.

Michelle, Maya and Sabrina