Dallas Works Memorial - Employees In Remembrance

Melba Helms MELBA RUTH JACOBS HELMS, 70, went to be with her Lord on Dec. 31, 2011 in Dallas, TX. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana, TX. She was born to Arvel Lee and Myrtle Elizabeth Jacobs on Jan. 5, 1941, in Corsicana. She married John Thomas Helms in November of 1959 in Dawson. She worked for 30 years as a supervisor with AT&T & Western Electric, and then retired from Lucent Technology. A loving mother, she enjoyed playing softball, quilting and embroidery, taking vacations to Galveston with her family, and being outdoors. She was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Pursley. She loved her Lord and family with all her heart and was always kind and giving to everyone she met. She will be greatly missed here on this earth, but remembered by all who knew and loved her in a much greater way as we will always have her in our hearts. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Randy Thomas Helms; sister, Marie Chapman; father and mother in-laws, Douglas and Ethelyn Helms; brother-in-laws Jerry Don Helms, Joe Michael Helms, J.E. Miller, Olan Cox; and sister-in-laws Lourine Jacobs and JoAnn Bryant. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, John Thomas Helms of Dawson; daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and James Shannon of Buchanan Dam; Denise and Ronnie Green of Garland; Donna and Terry Moran of Caddo Mills; and two grand-children raised as their own, Jessica Kruse & husband, Joe, of Corsicana and Ryan Helms and wife Holly, of Ennis. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Samantha Kaye Moran, Luke Daniel Green, Mary Kate Moran, John Lee Shannon, and Hannah Marie Green, and two great-grandchildren, Thomas Lee Kruse and Randi Annette Kruse. Survivors also include her eight siblings and their spouses, Fred and Helen Jacobs of Mesquite; Eleanor and Frank Greer of Corsicana; Bobby and Pat Jacobs of Coolidge; Jerry and Dixie Jacobs of Melrose, NM.; Ray and Bobbie Jacobs of Corsicana; Jake Jacobs of Corsicana; David and Michelle Jacobs of Lampasas; and Sandra and Johnny Hughes of Corsicana; sister-in-laws, Kittie Miller of Corsicana, Shirley Cox of McKinney, Sandra Helms of Oklahoma, and Pat Helms of Vidor, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.