Betty Joann Helms, age 74, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, passed away Friday, October 1, 2021 at her residence. She was born November 14, 1946 in Newport News, Virginia to John & Janet Roberts.
Betty was a retired librarian.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her beloved husband, James O. Helms; her children Janet A. (Charles Izzo) Helms and James D. (Vichitra) Helms, all of Fort Walton Beach; grandchildren, Lachelle Izzo of Crestview, Erica Helms of Fort Walton Beach, Cailyn Helms and David Tyler Powers, both of Virginia; great grandsons, Julian Izzo and La Donte King of Crestview; her siblings Janey Sharo and Larry Roberts of Louisiana, Michael Roberts of Tennessee, Linda Quintilla Roberts of Arizona, Terry Jennings of Georgia, James Shell of Alaska and Heidi Shell of Tennessee.
Funeral services will be Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Emerald Coast Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Beal Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com
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