Doris E Helms

February 21, 1937March 28, 2021

Doris Ellen Yarbrough Helms, 84, of Waxhaw, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 28, 2021. Born on February 21, 1937, she was the fourteenth child of the late Jefferson Martin Yarborough and Fannie Emaline Haywood Yarborough, of Union County. A 1955 graduate of Union High School, Doris married the love of her life, Johnny Helms, on Christmas Eve 1958. She enjoyed working for the Hajoca Corporation for over 30 years. A faithful member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, she spent over thirty years teaching Sunday School in the Children’s Department and singing in the choir. She enjoyed serving on various committees and helping out in the kitchen. She was a true caregiver and found great joy in helping others. Doris is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Johnny; son, Kevin (Rana) Helms; daughter, Julie (Scott) Lanford; grandchildren, Laura and Daniel Helms; sister, Ruby Lockamy and many beloved in-laws, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 2nd at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 211 Marvin Road, Indian Land, SC 29707. To honor Doris' life, in lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Pleasant Valley Baptist Church or Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the Helms family.


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Bobbi Wheeler

April 5, 2021

Missing you Mrs. Doris. You helped me through a very difficult time in my life and were a beautiful example of God's love. I got to serve you through our cleaning appts and you became close like family. I'm so sorry for Johnny and the families loss in this angel! May you fly high Doris. I will never forget you.

Barbara Quartrone

March 31, 2021

Dear Johnny and children, Mrs. Doris was one of the kindest people I knew from Pleasant Valley. Both Johnny and Doris befriended Bill and I and my boys while we’re were there. Doris always had a smile and a kind word. Both Johnny and Doris stood for Christ. We were blessed by knowing both. Johnny, I still hang the quilt rack and think of you both.

May grace and mercy be with you and lift you up.
Love, Barbara

Kristen Watson

March 31, 2021


Your sweet mother was an angel here on earth. She is walking the streets of gold today. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We love you!

Kristen Watson

Clydie Price Mayhugh

March 31, 2021

Lovely memories with Doris, singing in the choir at PVBC, traveling to Disneyworld, dinners out with our families ... Sincere condolences to Johnny, Kevin and Julie. You all are in my thoughts and prayers today and in the days ahead. Much love to you all💕

Mary Y Stewart

March 31, 2021

Family, so very sorry to hear this. Know that love and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

John Bragg

March 30, 2021

Uncle Johnny, Cousin Kevin and Julie and family, We share in your grief and rejoice in Aunt Doris' homecoming into heaven. Our prayers are with you. Aunt Doris was so good to me growing up. We love you, John, Paige, and Chloe Bragg