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Bowden "Tommy" Helms

Dawn Arrowood contributed this message on Tuesday, January 30, 2018:

May your wings take you to the places you wanted to see and experience. Tina you were blessed with a man who cared always for you and his children. Christian and Ashley..know your dad was one of a kind..He always looked to serve our Father. He did it willingly and humbly..Jesus has met Tommy and welcomed him into the fold..Don't grieve rejoice for this was a true man of God. I am honored to have known this man.

candler, NC
eMail: da007@att.net

Darlene McPeters contributed this message on Monday, January 8, 2018:

Deepest Sympathy,Love,and Prayers to Alita and Family from Darlene McPeters (retired teacher from Woodfin School).

Asheville, NC
eMail: queenie82150@gmail.com

Wanda and Ken Weatherman contributed this message on Friday, January 5, 2018:

Wanda and I are down in Florida and am sorry we couldn't be there in person but we are with you in spirit. We are very sorry for you loss. We loved Tommy and love you all. Papaw & Nina Weatherman

Candler, NC

Morgan Pressley contributed this message on Wednesday, January 3, 2018:

Praying for all of your family during this difficult time. Mr. Helms will be greatly missed. Such a wonderful teacher, leader and role model. Much love to your family.

Brenda and Kevin Luther contributed this message on Wednesday, January 3, 2018:

Thank you for your faithfulness as our deacon family and fellow Freedom Baptist Church of Asheville family. We love your family, and we will continue lift you up in prayer.

Fairview , NC
eMail: brendamluther@gmail.com

Lisa Calhoun contributed this message on Wednesday, January 3, 2018:

Tina, Christian & Ashley,

I am so sorry to hear about Tommy's passing. He always had the biggest smile & the most contagious laughter of anyone I ever met. I knew the first time I met him that he loved the Lord and he demonstrated it time and time again with everyone he came into contact with. I also loved to hear him sing and I can only imagine what a time he is having singing in that heavenly choir. I know that the days ahead will be hard, but please know my family and I are praying for God to comfort you and to wrap His loving arms around you during this difficult time. The Bible says in Psalms 30:5 - In His favor is life, weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. So thankful that we have the promise of seeing him again one day. Love you all.

Warrensville , NC
eMail: lrcalhoun@hotmail.com

Ronnie &Cyndi Radford contributed this message on Wednesday, January 3, 2018:

Soo sorry for the loss of your beloved dear one. He was such a good person and always had a smile to share. Prayers for comfort and peace to all the family. We apologize that we could not be with you.You are in our prayers.

Leicester, NC
eMail: cyndi.radford@yahoo.com

Marie Grant contributed this message on Wednesday, January 3, 2018:

My thoughts and prayers are with you. God will be with you during this time and in the future.

Leicester, NC
eMail: memegrant23@gmail.com

Ann Stafford Goodreaux contributed this message on Wednesday, January 3, 2018:

I am so sorry for you loss... it saddens my heart deeply. Tommy was such a sweet Godly man. He will be missed

Inman, SC

Betty Hensley contributed this message on Wednesday, January 3, 2018:

Tina,
Just want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you. Tommy was a good person who loved God. We know he now is healed.

Love & prayers
Betty Hensley

Candler , NC
eMail: bettyhensley29@yahoo.com

Georgia Wenck contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

Tina, I wasn't around much, but the few times I was I remember Tommy's contagious laughter. You could not help but feel good being around him. I thank God for him and You.

Love Always, Georgia

Saint Charles, IA
eMail: Georgia.wenck.2ms@outlook.com

Tallie carter contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

Sending lots of love and prayers in this time of sorrow.

Asheville
eMail: Talcarter@icloud.com

David Shope contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

Tina, Christian, & Ashley

Praying comfort for you all. We will see him again soon. Romans 8:28

Riceville, TN

Earl Buckner contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

RIP

Cindy Tate contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

Praising God for all the great years He gave you both and the gift of 2 great children!!!
May you find peace knowing he walks those streets of Gold!!
Love you!!!

Asheville , NC

Miranda Odell contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

Sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers for your family!

Geraldine Gosnell contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

Met Mr. & Mrs. Helms in 2011 and we formed an immediate bond. We shared similar beliefs and friends. We later enjoyed their singing and were blessed by it. He and James (my husband) were both called home within days of each other. I sincerely can say "I am sorry for your loss."

Candler, NC
eMail: gerigo2@yahoo.com

Howard (Lanier) & Susan Crowder contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

Tina,Ashley,Christian & Family,
Sorry to hear about your loss! We all know Tommy was a Man of God and loved his family and church members at Freedom. I know you and Tommy have been there for my mom many times and I want to sincerely Thank you! I know Tommy is not suffering anymore and Heaven has gained a Great Man. God Bless,The Crowder family!

Hampton, GA
eMail: Howardcrowder1980@gmail.com

Joyce & Phil Evans contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

Dear Tina, Christian and Ashley, We are sorry for your loss. We are both sick with the respiratory infection and we won�t be able to come to visitation or to the funeral; but, know you will be in our prayers. Tommy is free of pain now and rejoicing in his new body.
Let us know if we can do anything for you and children.
Phil and Joyce Evans

Asheville , NC
eMail: Jelkins9dover@charter.net

Tammy Fisher contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

May God bless you with peace and comfort during this time. We are so sorry that you all are suffering such a loss. We will continue to lift you up as you go through this process. Love to you and your family.

Bryson City , NC
eMail: tfisher419@gmail.com

Janice Arden contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

Mr. Helms was always so friendly and kind when I saw him during his times substituting at Enka High. The students always looked forward to days when they knew he would be substituting.
My sincere condolences to you in this loss.

Joel and LaRue Neilson contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

I didn�t know Mr. Helms personally but was around him frequently when we were a part of Tae Kwon Do. I recently saw him at his daughter�s band concert and realized he was ill. I felt it was important to tell his family how kind he was to others. I was inspired by his kindness towards others but especially his children. He was always such a strong supporter of anything in which they participated. He never shared his faith with me - but he didn�t need to. I saw it in his life. Deepest condolences for each of you.

lisa jacobs contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

Tina, I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. I know Tommy was your best friend.Wish I could be there for you. You know God is with you at this time and he WILL comfort you in days to come . Love you Lisa

topton, NC
eMail: none

Alice Gibby contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

Tina and Children
Am so sorry to hear of Tommy's passing.
I than the Lord he is no longer suffering with cancer.
Love you cousin.
Sorry I can't be there because of my health but will be praying for all of you, May the Lord bless each one of you and fill the empty spot.
Alice

Lyman, SC
eMail: none

Phyllis walker contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

Tina I'm so sorry for your loss. I've known you and Tommy a long time and know that he was agood fairhful christian man. There are no words to say that will ease the pain. I know he's in heaven looking down at us but he is sitting by the masters side . What an assurance knowing that. I will be praying for you and the family as the days come and go. Love Phyllis & David Walker

Mills River, N.C.

Jim and Wanda Meadows contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

We will miss Tommy so very much but oh we also know that he is with Jesus and giving Him the praise and glory ..... Oh, can we all imagine the expression on his face seeing His Savior and Heaven when he took his last breath. It must have been one of complete wonderment and happiness.

Tina, if there is anything that we can do for you, please don't hesitate to let us know. You are a very special person yourself.......give the kids our love!

Absent from the body, in the presence of the Lord.


With love and admiration, your friends in Christ,

Jim and Wanda Meadows

Asheville, North Carolina
eMail: meadowswanda@yahoo.com

Carmon Carver contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

You were one of the best substitute teacher I ever had at Enka high school. I will be praying to help heal your family.

, North Carolina

Joyce contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

🙏🏼 And ❤️ for Tommy�s Family.
�Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble� (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4).
Comforting you is God�s specialty.

eMail: ncjoycerandall@gmail.com

Debbie Webb contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

Tommy will surely be missed! Praying for the family! So sorry for your loss! But Thank God we have the promise we will see him again! Tommy was one of God's children and enjoyed our talks on many occasions! Love you Brother Tommy!

Candler , N.C.
eMail: debbiewebb1958@yahoo.com

Kitty Horton contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

So sorry to hear about Tommy. He was truly a son of God Even though he will be missed dearly he is no longer in pain. I only got to meet him several times at Upton and Eloise�s but I do remember him singing Uppies favorite song at his funeral. Very beautifully done. Much love❤️ To the family!!!

Hurdle mills, NC
eMail: Kittyhorton@gmail.com

Payton Isner contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

Mr. Helms was always a welcome sight in the classroom and in the community, he was a phenomenal man that will surely be missed. I remember vividly him as a substitute teacher throughout middle school, where he�d teach me how to make paper airplanes. I never quite nailed it down, but I got a lot better at it nonetheless. Prayers for all of you during this time.

eMail: Isnerpr@gmail.com

Randy & Barbara Almendinger contributed this message on Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

We shared lots of laughs, Tommy. Thank you for being you and the opportunity to be your friend.
Will join you sometime in the future.
Blessing, brother.