Mrs. Shirley Ann Helm of Dagsboro, DE passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Beebe Medical Center. She was 83 years old.
Shirley was born on December 4, 1936 to the late Oliver and Mary (Steele) Mitchell. In addition to her parents, Shirley is preceded in death by her husband Robert Helm in 2005, her brothers George, John and James (Pete) Mitchell, sisters Joyce Mitchell and Elizabeth Mumford (Lib), and a great great granddaughter Aliyah Simms.
She worked as a lab tech for NCR for many years. Shirley enjoyed reading, cooking, jigsaw puzzles, NASCAR and the Boston Celtics. She was a very personable, easy going person that never really met a stranger. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who will be dearly missed.
Shirley is survived by two children, Cheryl Lynn Helm Pierce and her husband Kentledge Pierce of Salisbury, MD and Michael Robert Oliver Helm and his wife Elizabeth of Dagsboro, DE as well as one sister, Deborah Harbaugh. She also leaves behind two grandchildren Brandice Howard (and her husband Mario) and Aaron Howell (and his wife Colleen) as well as six great grandchildren, Alexa, Desmond, Maric and Candon Howard and Isaac and Hannah Howell. She is also survived by extended family and friends.
To protect the safety of family and friends amid the current health risks, there is no viewing. A private graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Dagsboro Redmen’s Memorial Cemetery. The family requests attendees to please wear masks and observe safe social distancing.
A live video memorial gathering will be held at a future date TBD. Those interested in the memorial gathering can send an email to: Memorial4ShirleyHelm@gmail.com. Family members will send out information on how to view and participate as soon as the memorial details are set.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to AI DuPont Hospital for Children NICU, 1600 Rockland Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803 ATTN: Fund Office, or the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, 1901 Rockland Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803, in honor of their care for Hannah Howell and Aliyah Simms.
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A.I. DUPONT HISPITAL FOR CHILDREN "NICU"
1600 ROCKLAND RD, WILMINGTON ATTN FUND OFFICE DE 19803
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
1901 ROCKLAND RD, WILMINGTON DE 19803