Rosa Mae Helms

September 21, 1933February 23, 2014

Mrs. Rosa Mae Helms, 80, passed away at her residence on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Mrs. Helms was born September 21, 1933 in Mecklenburg County N.C., daughter of the late John Columbus and Melvie Grace Pressley Love. She was the former co-owner of Joe’s Grill on Highway 601 North. Visitation and Services to celebrate her life was Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Hillcrest Baptist Church with interment in Lucy Helms Cemetery. Survivors include her husband: Joe Neil Helms of the home, four daughters: Lucille Rushing, Linda Petty, Jean Nash and Betty Purser all of Monroe N.C., eight grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, two sisters: Mable Belk of Valdese N.C., Louise Schoolcraft of Shelby N.C. McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service of Monroe is serving the family of Mrs. Helms.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 25, 1922

Rosa Mae Helms

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Pastor Bobby Leonard

February 28, 2014

Jean, I'm sorry to hear of your Mother's departure. Let your family know that we only learn of her death at church Wed night. I have a message mailed to you but very few of our people knew this until Wed.

tonia merritt

February 27, 2014

So very sorry for your loss,prayers for all of you.She was such a sweet lady.

Gayle Simpson

February 27, 2014

So sorry to hear this news. Miss Rose was such a fun person to be around. Love to the family.

Hazel Rushing

February 27, 2014

Joe, so sorry to read about Rosa Mae death, Went to school with her years ago, one of my best friends in school. My prayers are with the family.