HUNTERSVILLE — Patricia “Pat” Helms, 74, died Oct. 15, 2008, at Levine Dickson Hospice House.
Born July 3, 1934, in North Wilkesboro, she was a daughter of the late William Gilbert and Sadie Lester Smith Gabriel.
She graduated from Appalachian State Teachers College, (now Appalachian State University) in 1956. She taught third grade in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools for eight years and two years at Glenwood Elementary, Chapel Hill. She was a member of Providence United Methodist Church, Charlotte.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Neal Gardner Helms; daughters Melissa Marie Smith, Concord, and Rebecca Ann Smarr, Amboy, Wash.; sister Nellie Mae Hobson, Millers Creek; and seven grandchildren.
A service was held Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at Providence United Methodist Church.
Memorials: Levine Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078; Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28211 or Billy Graham Evangelistic Ministry, 4350 Westmont Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217.
Harry & Bryant Co. is serving the family.