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McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe

204 South Main Street, Monroe, NC

OBITUARY

Boots Helms Broome

August 23, 1931January 29, 2020

Boots Helms Broome passed away Wednesday, January 29th, 2020. Born August 23rd, 1931, she was the first child of G.C. and Arlie Helms. She had two brothers, Ronnie Helms and Mike Helms who preceded her in death and a sister Johnny Jean Aycoth who resides in Monroe.

The funeral service will be 3:00 pm Saturday February 1st at Mt Carmel United Methodist Church. The family will visit with friends for one hour prior in the churchs' Family Life Center.

Boots will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 70 years, Wade; their son, Phillip and his wife Joyce; and two grandchildren, Catherine Gray (Hamilton) and David Broome (Alycia Trapp).

Boots lived a rich life blessed with many friends. She worked for a time in the admitting office of Union Memorial Hospital where she enjoyed meeting all the people that passed through. She later worked as secretary at Walter Bickett School where she retired after 20 years. During that time she became the "daytime mom" to many young children. It always made her feel proud when, years later, someone would introduce themselves and say they remembered her from their childhood.

When they were married, Boots began attending Mt. Carmel Methodist Church with Wade. Many of her deepest friendships originated there and remained with her throughout her life. Until the end she cherished those friends and the memories of things like bazaars, camping, traveling, and just being with people who loved and cared about each other so deeply.

The family sends special thanks to Sybil Helms and her family, including daughters Mica, Sheila, and Molly, for the compassion they have shown throughout Boots' illness.

McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is honored to serve the Broome family.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Committal Service Saturday, February 1, 2020

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MARY ANN BAUCOM

February 2, 2020

Sympathy and love to Wade and family. MY NAME IS MARY ANN BAUCOM , WORKED WITH BOOTS ABOUY FIFTY SEVEN YEARS AGO AT PERFECT FIT INDUSTRIES . SHE WAS OUR SWITCH BOARD OPERATOR. WE ARE ABOUT THE SAME AGE, ENJOYED HER SO MUCH. SO SWEET, KIND AND BEAUTIFUL.
LOVE MARY ANN BAUCOM

Tanaka Stewart

February 1, 2020

My condolences go out to the Broome family in this time of bereavement. I will keep the family in my prayers, although i only met her a couple of times she was a gracious lady. I would like to thank the family for your friendship over the years.

W. Beatrice Colson

February 1, 2020

Mrs. Broome was the secretary of Walter Bickett Elementary School when I was assigned there as an assistant principal in March 1985. I quickly learned that Mrs. Broome knew the expected school routines, every child, his/her siblings, the family connections and the community 's expectations. She was everyone's Go-To person at Walter Bickett.
I admired Mrs. Broome's elegant lady-like demeanor and her unique ability to maintain a high level professional school office atmosphere at all times. What an uplifting treat to enter the school office to that Mrs. Broome pleasant smile and patience of steel ! Mrs. Boots Broome was a regal and efficient small town school secretary.
My deep and sincere condolences to the Broome's family members and those who knew and loved her. Her contributions to the school community were and will remain beyond measure.
W. Beatrice Colson
Wingate, NC

Shirley Bess

January 31, 2020

Wade and the family. You all have my deepest sympathy. Boots was a beautiful, kind, generous, understandable , and Godly person you ever wanted to meet. She will be missed and I will miss visiting with her. My most memorable moment with her was on Thanksgiving Day, when she told me how much she Loved you, Wade. My prayers will be with you today and everyday.
🙏🏽💕
Shirley R Bess, Ocean Isle Beach, NC

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY