St. Paul's Episcopal Church
520 Summit Street, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018
Jun 24, 1938 - Jun 22, 2018
Mary Alice Helms, daughter of the late Memory N. McBrayer and Grace Thompson McBrayer, died peacefully at home June 22, 2018 surrounded by family. Mary Alice was born June 24, 1938 in Winston-Salem, NC. She graduated from RJ Reynolds High School and Wake Forest University. A lifelong educator, Mary Alice spent most of her career teaching at McClintock Middle School in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system. After moving back to her hometown of Winston-Salem, she was dedicated to being a part of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Meals on Wheels. Mary Alice was preceded in death by her son-in-law, David Cummings, and her great grandson, Brayer Logue. She is survived by her daughters, Katherine Helms Cummings and Mary McBrayer Helms; her sister, Martha Higginbotham; grandchildren, great grandchildren, her niece, and her nephew. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on July 21, 2018 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 520 Summit Street, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Winston Salem, Meals on Wheels of Forsyth County, or Hospice of Forsyth County are appreciated. Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
I just wanted to express my deepest sorrow for your loss. It's so hard parting ways with our dear loved ones because we love them so much. No doubt this is a very difficult time for you all, but please draw comfort from the fact that soon our Heavenly Father has promised to make death "no more”, here on Earth, and also to bring back our loved ones that have already "fallen asleep" so that we have the chance to be reunited with them (2Cor 1:3,4 Rev 21:3,4 John 5:28,29 & 1 Thess 4:14). Again, please accept my condolences
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mary Alice Helms. Both of our children were in her Language Arts class at McClintock Middle. Our daughter was also a cheerleader when Mary Alice was the Advisor. As a colleague at McClintock Middle School, I enjoyed her knowledge and her sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and know that many of us remember how wonderful she was as a teacher and colleague.
God strengthens us by giving us "the power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day. Psalm 46:1 says: "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress". Nahum 1:7; God "is a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)