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Jesse Thomas "J.T." Helms, Jr.

October 31, 1937 — August 6, 2022

Jesse Thomas "J.T." Helms, Jr.

Mt. Croghan, SC

Mr. Jesse Thomas 'J.T.' Helms, Jr., age 84, entered into rest on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Cross Roads Baptist Church (Family Life Center) by Pastor Max White and Dr. Troy Rogers with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends from 2:00 3:00 PM Tuesday prior to the service in the family life center.

The funeral service will be live-streamed on the Cross Roads Baptist Church of Ruby Facebook page.

Mr. Helms was born October 31, 1937 in Mecklenburg County, NC a son of the late Jesse Thomas Helms, Sr. and Minnie Marze Helms. He retired as Sergeant with the Mecklenburg County Police Department with over 25 years of service. He was also the former owner and operator of Helms Lawn Sprinkler Company. J.T. was a faithful member of Cross Roads Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, member of the building and grounds committee, and member of the cemetery committee. He was very active in both the S.C. Disaster Relief Team and the Cross Roads Mens Ministry, where he was very instrumental in the building of handicap ramps across Chesterfield County. A true people person, J.T. never met a stranger and was willing to go the extra mile to help anyone.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Helms was also preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Helms; brother, James Helms; and sister, Virginia Hovis.

Survivors include his devoted wife of 20 years, Gail Helms; children, Timothy Eric (Jenni) Threatt of Fort Mill, SC, and Sheila Threatt (James) Finkel of Columbia, SC; grandchildren, Joshua, Katherine, Carla, and Noah; sisters, Lois Belk, Peggy Shoemaker, Kallie Hatchell, and Phyllis Parker; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church 'Building Fund,' P.O. Box 72, Ruby, SC 29741.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Helms family.

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Visitation

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

2:00 - 3:00pm

Cross Roads Family Life Center

4963 Cross Roads Church Rd, Ruby, SC 29741

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Starts at 3:00pm

Cross Roads Family Life Center

4963 Cross Roads Church Rd, Ruby, SC 29741

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