OBITUARY

Mrs. Helen Martin Chamness

February 4, 1929June 7, 2018

Helen Martin Chamness, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the age of 89.

Helen was born in New York City, NY on February 4, 1929.

Helen loved gardening and reading. She volunteered with many Dunwoody UMC organizations, including serving as UMW President. Helen supported her husband Ralph in his work with The Mission Society.

Helen is survived by son Kim Chamness, wife Bessie; daughter Karla Preston, husband Blair; grandson Blair Preston III, wife Elizabeth; great granddaughter Maren and great grandson Ford.

Helen is preceded in death by her loving husband Ralph of 51 years.

The Celebration of Life service will be held at Dunwoody United Methodist Church Monday June 18, 2018. Visitation will be held at 1pm in the parlor and services at 2pm in the Chapel.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to: TMS Global, 6234 Crooked Creek Road, Norcross, GA 30092 or American’s VetDogs, 371 East Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 11787-2976.

  • DONATIONS

  • TMS Global, 6234 Crooked Creek Road, Norcross, GA 30092 or American’s VetDogs, 371 East Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 11787-2976.

Services

18 June

Visitation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dunwoody United Methodist Church

1548 Mt. Vernon Road
Dunwoody, Georgia

18 June

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Dunwoody United Methodist Church

1548 Mt. Vernon Road
Dunwoody, Georgia

REMEMBERING

Mrs. Helen Martin Chamness

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Tracy Byrd

June 15, 2018

Helen holds a very special place in my heart and I will miss her dearly. I met her 13 years ago when I joined the staff of The Mission Society, and quickly grew to love her. Her compassion, quick wit, and hospitality are just a few of the things I admire most. And of course, those delicious brownies (people at TMS still talk about them). I'm grateful for her influence in my life and the difference she has made in countless lives around the globe through her (and Ralph's) generosity through TMS Global. Dear Karla - I love you and I am praying for you! To all the family - may the peace & comfort of our Father rest on you during this difficult time.

Gail Turner

June 15, 2018

What a beautiful memory to grow up knowing Mrs. Chamness' smile and warm welcome when the youth of our church would spend time at her home. Special times were shared.......and continued throughout the years. She will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Linda Martin

June 14, 2018

Helen was a gracious,sweet, interesting women. She was a marvelous baker whose brownies were a bit of Heaven. She loved meeting people and made each person feel special. She loved traveling with her daughter and was very proud of her Grandson's graduation from The Citadel and then serving the Country as a pilot. Family and helping others was her way of life. She was a warm caring lady and I will miss her.

JAMES AND ANN ELSER

June 14, 2018

YEARS OF CONVERSATIONS ARE BROUGHT TO MIND WHEN WE REMEMBER THIS SWEET,
PRECIOUS LADY. MRS. CHAMNESS ALWAYS HAD A GREAT OUTLOOK ON LIFE AND WOULD
MAKE YOUR DAY A LITTLE BRIGHTER EACH TIME YOU WOULD HEAR HER VOICE. WE HAVE
MISSED RALPH AND WILL CERTAINLY MISS HELEN.
IT WAS OUR PLEASURE TO HAVE KNOWN THIS FAMILY AND DONE WORK FOR THEM
OVER THE YEARS...BRUCE CONSTRUCTION, JIM AND ANN ELSER

Rhonda Lantz

June 12, 2018

What a gracious and sweet lady! I sure am going to miss her precious smile at St. George Village.

Shirley Bachus

June 12, 2018

Helen will forever be in our hearts and memories. Having her in our lives these past couple of years at St. George has been a joy and a blessing. We will miss her smile and sense of humor. Love to all of her family.

FROM THE FAMILY