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Lawrence Stephen Helton "Steve"

September 29, 1957November 30, 2018

Lawrence Stephen Helton “Steve”, age 61, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away peacefully on November 30th, 2018.

Steve lived a courageous 11 years with heart disease. He made the best of it and lived every day to his best ability. He was a Mechanical Contractor and enjoyed working in the heating and air conditioning business prior to his heart attack. He enjoyed fishing, Florida Gator and Jaguar football, studying history (especially WWII), the Ham radio, watching politics, and Trivia nights. He always did what he could to help anyone who needed it. Steve was a child of God, and we are comforted knowing he was met by our Lord, family, and friends who passed on before him.

Steve loved his daughter Sarah very much. He was very proud to see her graduate from the University of Florida and begin her work as a nurse. He loved his wife Wendy, and they had 30 years of marriage and laughter together. He was a wonderful son to his mother, and he was able to make her last years’ better by spending even more time with her. He also was the world’s best brother to his sister Jeanne, with whom he maintained a lifelong very close relationship.

He is preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Helton and mother, Iree Helton. Steve has journeyed on ahead leaving his wife, Wendy M. Helton, daughter, Sarah E. Helton, and sister Jeanne E. Helton. He also leaves his Aunt, Jean Mead, Uncle, Hansel Byron Mead, and cousins, Kathy Pifer (Tom), Tracy Runyon (Doug) and Doug Mead (Kaouri), Janie Ledbetter (Dan) and Doug Helton (John). He leaves behind his beloved companion dogs, Sam and Pippa.

In accordance with Steve’s wishes, on December 3rd, 2018, a private graveside service for close friends and family will be held at Chapel Hill Memory Gardens , 850 St. Johns Bluff Road Jacksonville FL, 32225. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in his honor to the American Heart Association. Please Sign the guestbook at www.Hardage-GiddensChapelHills.com HARDAGE-GIDDENS, CHAPEL HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 850 St Johns Bluff Road North is serving the family.

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Lawrence Stephen Helton "Steve"

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Cindy Chaffin

December 6, 2018

Wendy, so sorry for the loss of your precious husband and Sara's sweet father. My prayers are with you and the family in this very difficult time. Heaven grows sweeter every day.

John White

December 5, 2018

I first met Steve in 2003, when we both worked for the school system. Since he was the veteran mechanic and I was just getting started, he mentored me. We ending up working side by side every day for four years. He was there for me like a brother for some of the hardest times, of my life. He was the first call I made, when my son was born. The last time I talked with him, the sense of pride and comfort he felt in Sarah’s accomplishments, were shining through. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I loved him like a brother, and was fortunate enough to have had the chance to tell him, the last time we spoke. A wonderful person, who will be missed dearly.

Mark ROWLAND

December 4, 2018

I'm met Steve And worked with him In the late seventies At Browning Heating and air conditioning He was a great guy always full of laughter And the always had great stories and his mother would always packing a good lunch That us other guys were trying to get half of it And of course he would share it with us You will be missed Thoughts and prayers to your family

Kimberly Rudd

December 4, 2018

I was able to play trivia with Steve for about 5 years. In that time, he became a good friend. I never saw him without a smile. He took the time to talk to people and listen to them. He loved to pull pranks on any new servers at Dick's Wings where we played trivia. If there was an issue that he could help with, he was quick to offer assistance.

He was so very proud of Sarah, always bragging on her.

He will be so very missed. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Barney H. (Rick) Browning III

December 3, 2018

Steve and I were lifelong friends. I have many memories of younger years and we were also in the same kind of business. We also spent countless times discussing our love of history. He will be dearly missed by all of us who knew and loved him. (I hope that there is no Air Conditioning or Heating problems in heaven!) Sincerely, Rick Browning

Kathy Browning

December 3, 2018

I will cherish the memories of younger times with Steve and us sitting in Heating & Air Conditioning classes in the last 15 years, sharing jokes and just laughing together and talking about our daughters and spouses. I will miss him and be praying for Wendy, Sarah, Jeanne and his other family and friends. Our loss is heavens gain and we will be with him again. Rest in peace dear friend! Kindest regards, Kathy Browning

Melody Thomas

December 3, 2018

Jeanne,Wendy and Sarah,
My thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
Steve was Loved and will be Missed by so many.
The Browning's have always thought of you as Family.
We may not have seen each other often but we always seem to
keep in touch. I could always find Stevie on Facebook .
Rest In Peace Stevie !
Melody Browning Thomas

Alisa Haffke

December 3, 2018

Wendy and Sarah,

Words are not enough to express how deeply sorry we are for your loss. We know how much you both loved Steve and will miss him dearly. May God smother you with all his love, care and strength during this difficult time. Sending you our love and prayers.

Bob and Alisa Haffke

William C. "Rusty" Russ - (W4WCR)

December 3, 2018

Steve, as part of the amateur radio community you will be sorely missed. You were a true leader in so many ways, teaching new operators the ropes of the what's and how's . You were also a great friend to me when I lived in Jacksonville. My deepest condolences go out to your wife Wendy, your daughter Sarah, and the rest of your extended family. Rest in Peace my good friend, 73 !

Kendra Dotson (Jacobs)

December 2, 2018

I will always remember Mr. Steve and Ms. Wendy teaching my Sunday School class at FCBC. He was a wonderful man.