Mrs. Helen was a dedicated member and leader of Collins Baptist Church and for many years. She was president of Collins Cemetery until her death. Her passion for God, family and friends never ceased. During her final months she continued to encourage her caregivers to read the Bible and pray and although incapacitated, she instructed others in cooking and gardening.
She is survived by her four children, Frances Phelps, Earnest Thompson Christmas, Jr., Mary Abernathy and Rodney Allen Christmas; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2023, at Collins Baptist Church with burial in Collins Cemetery. There will be a visitation Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Collins Baptist Church or Collins Cemetery; [[][[%]]] Belinda Fletcher 4250 Hwy. 35 East Dermott, AR 71638 or Charles Graham Ministries; PO Box 21 Dermott, AR 71638. You can sign Mrs. Helen's guestbook page at www.stephensondearman.com.