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Susan J Helms

February 18, 1940 ~ June 10, 2021 (age 81)


Self-taught bookkeeper and retired computer programmer, Susan J. Helms’ love of life didn’t come to an end with her death. Sue passed away on June 10, 2021, at the age of 81 after a courageous battle with heart disease. She was surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest.

Sue, never afraid of a challenge, completed her degree in computer science at the age of 50 which launched her career into computer programming. Sue loved translating instructions humans can understand into instructions computers can understand.

After her beloved husband Jim died, the simple pleasures in life brought great joy to Sue. She loved a quiet evening with her beloved dogs and shopping and traveling with her family. Her personality was contagious to everyone she met. Sue is survived by her daughters, Pam Helms Rigby (Mamie) of Canton, Patsy Helms Crenshaw (Bill) of Larose, LA; son, James William Helms III of Madison; grandchildren, Susan Rigby (Anna), Robert Hugh Rigby (Lindsay), Sarah McGahan (Ryan), William Crenshaw; and great grandchildren, Christopher, Kameron, Maddox, and Pierre.

A funeral service is scheduled for 10:30 AM June 14, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Canton, MS.

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Funeral Service
June 14, 2021

10:30 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Canton)

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