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Billy R. Helms

Billy R. Helms, 75, of Laurel, Mississippi, passed away peacefully at his home with family and friends by his side Monday June 14, 2021 in Laurel, Mississippi. He was born Saturday, November 10, 1945 in Laurel, Mississippi.

A Graveside Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM at the Union Seminary Baptist Church Cemetery with a Graveside service to follow. Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Union Seminary Baptist Church Cemetery Bro. Jimmy Holder will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel is in charge of arrangements. (601) 649-3342.

Billy worked with Jasper County for over 36 years, also served as Supervisor for Jasper County Beat 1 for 12 years. He enjoyed spending time outdoors with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John R. Helms and Maude Hamilton Helms Sr.: brothers, John R. Helms Jr. (Gail), Mike Helms, Johnny Helms (Pat), and William Helms (Peggy); sisters, Anna Helms, and Betty West McCool (Bobby); nieces, Susan West, and Elnora Helms.

Survivors include his brother, Albert Helms (Judy); special friend, Jeanie Dew; nieces, Stephanie Edwards, Joanna Gillis, Tammy Palmer, Rhonda Milstead, and Lisa Herndon (Ricky); nephews, Ricky Helms, Eddie Helms, Randy Helms, Rod Helms, Hudson Helms (Sherry), Michael Helms (Miranda), Doug West, along with several great nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Helms, Eddie Helms, Chris Walker, Tanner West, Rod Helms, and Brett Dew.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joey Helms, Kyle Herndon, Mike Godwin, Bill Myers, Billy Sims, Danny Evans, and Charlie Ingram.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Union Seminary Baptist Church 1844 CR 8
Laurel, MS 39443


Billy R. Helms
November 10, 1945 - June 14, 2021




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