June 13, 1925 - February 13, 2019
Lela Mae Helm was born June 13, 1925 in Silver City, New Mexico to Horace and Mattie Powell. She was raised with two siblings Horace Dean Powell and Jane Anna Taylor. Her family moved to Chicago, Illinois when she was seven years of age. Lela was educated in Chicago public schools and attended DuSable High School. As a young adult she became a factory worker and in later years she retired as a Sorter from the United States Postal Service. As a young girl, she was inspired by her father who devoted many of his years to serving Jehovah. Lela loved Jehovah. She loved reading and studying the Bible. She dedicated her life to Jehovah and symbolized her dedication through water baptism. She preached the good news of God‘s kingdom for over 49 years and pioneered off and on for over 40 years. Lela was happily married to her loving husband Bronson Edward Helm in September 1976. He preceded her in death in 2001. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed listening to jazz while driving. She also enjoyed collecting clocks and photographs of her loved ones and her favorite color was blue. On February 13, 2019, at the age 93, Lela Mae Helm fell asleep in death while in hospice care. She was preceded in death by her parents Horace and Mattie Powell; her husband Bronson Edward Helm; two siblings Horace Dean Powell and Jane Anna Taylor; and four children Charles Norris, Kenneth Norris, Renee Norris and Adrienne Norris Lela Mae Helm leaves to cherish her memories, 3 children Mattie Harvey (Thomas), Dean Norris, and Desiree Norris; 19 grandchildren Velvet Jiles, Nannette Norris, Jetaun Benford (Scott) Rodney Norris, Ronnil Johnson, Barry Jones, Ernest Norris (Vera), Stephen Norris, Carrie Jones, Leah Nuness (Luther), Russell Jones, Lenair Norris (Kendra), Nathaniel Norris, Aaron Norris, Timothy Norris, Desmond Norris (Christine), Sharitta Norris, Brandon Harper and Marc Norris; 28 great grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren; and a host of loving family and friends.
Lela Mae Helm was born June 13, 1925 in Silver City, New Mexico to Horace and Mattie Powell. She was raised with two siblings Horace Dean Powell and Jane Anna Taylor. Her family moved to Chicago, Illinois when she was seven years of age. Lela... View Obituary & Service Information
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