Wilma R. Helton, 66, of Leakesville, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Wilma had a love for reading, good food, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. She had a big heart and enjoyed helping others. She was loved and will greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald Hovatter; her mother, Lottie Green; brother, Jerry Hovatter; and sister, Judy Green.
Left to cherish her memory are her son, Dirkin Helton (Darlene); step-mother, Ruby Reid; brothers, Buddy Hovatter (Doris), Pete Hovatter (Agnes), Gregg Hovatter, and Jimmy Green; sisters, Bonnie Turner, Sue Riles (Leonard), Peggy McNider, Bleandia Dixon, Martena Jamieson (Mark), Tammy Goldman, Becky Bradley (Reggie); grandchildren, Wendi Smith (Daniel), Brittany Brown (Greg), Larry Fortenberry (Destiny), and Tiffany Fortenberry; great-grandchildren, Keaton, Andrew, Landon, and EvaGrace Smith, Gracie and Braylee Brown, Dawson and Lathan Fortenberry; dear friends Dee and Terry Anderson, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
A wake will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 6 pm until at First United Pentecostal Church of Leakesville. The funeral service will be Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 2 pm with Rev. Irvis Dale Everette officiating. Interment will be in the McLeod Magnolia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family. Online condolences can be given at www.freemanleakesville.com. Freeman Funeral Home – Leakesville is in charge of arrangements.