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Vivian Helms

March 22, 1940 — September 18, 2023


Vivian Leigh Bland Helms, age 83 of Cherryville, passed away Monday, September 18, 2023 at Caromont Regional Medical Center.  She was born March 22, 1940 in Norfolk, VA to the late Raymond Belmont “Buddy” and Margaret Josephine Meginley Bland.  Vivian was a devout Christian who had incredible faith in her Lord.  She was a dedicated and faithful member of Christ the King Church in Shelby.  Vivian was a beautician and ran a business out of her home for many years serving her community of Cherryville.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Augustus Helms; son-in-law, Ricky Brickhouse; granddaughter, Brandi Leigh Parsons; brother, Raymond Belmont Bland, Jr; nephew, Kip Evans; and niece, Barbie Evans Wuest.


Survivors include her three daughters, Donna Marie Alton (Steve), Alecia Brickhouse, and Teresa Parsons; sister, Dorothy Fay Bonney; grandchildren, Michael Bauer (Beth), Casey Stout (Grayson), Stephen Alton (Gabie), Cody Alton (Brianna), Kalani Brickhouse, and Courtney Grew (Dennis); great grandchildren, Caden, Miles, Luke, Justin, Hayden, Mackenzie, Kaili, James, Everleigh, Emorie, Erilyn, Ellison, Aurora, Nathan, Jack, Judah, and Benny; and numerous cousins and extended family.


A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 5 PM at Christ the King Church in Shelby with Pastor Mark Moore officiating.  Burial will be private.  The family will receive friends from 4 PM until 5 PM prior to the service at the church.


Memorials may be made to Christ the King Church, 1311 S Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28152.


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