P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Helen Frances Christmas
September 18, 1932 - July 11, 2023

Helen Frances Christmas

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Helen Frances Christmas ascended into heaven on July 11, 2023, at Belvedere Nursing and Rehab Center in Hot Springs, AR. She was born September 18, 1932, in Willow, Arkansas to the late Earnest Voss and Linnie Mae Myers Sheffield. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Thompson Christmas, Sr.; and a grandson, Tommy Christmas.
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.

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Thursday, July 13, 2023
from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Funeral Service
Friday, July 14, 2023
at 1:00 p.m.
Collins Baptist Church
Hwy. 35 East
Collins, AR  71634
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Collins Cemetery
Hwy 35 E.
Collins, AR  71634
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Memorial Contributions
Collins Baptist Church & Cemetery
% Belinda Fletcher; 4250 Hwy. 35 East
Dermott, AR  71638

Charles Graham Ministries
PO Box 21
Dermott, AR  71638


  1. shelia Ratledge
    Mrs.Helen was just one of those ladies who leaves a lasting impression on you, I met Mrs Helen many many years ago as a kid at Collins Baptist church and playing with family members in Collins . one of the things I always remember about her is she always had to tell you about her children, boy was she proud of you and loved you all so very much . funny story when I first took my husband to collins and went to church I gave him the heads up about Mrs Helen and how she loved to talk and her stories would be mostly about her children he looked at me said but I don't know her or any of her kids. I said relax she's old just smile nod and listen .RIP Helen Christmas ! We Will All MISS YOU !!! Shelia Ratledge
  2. Jeff &Shannon Norris
    Sorry to hear about Aunt Helen. Always enjoyed spending the weekends during the summer time when I could. She loved her church and welcomed everyone
  3. Karen Hendrickson
    My thoughts and prayers to Helen’s family she was such a beautiful lady with a huge heart and I was blessed to have known her and will never forget her.🙏
    Mrs. Helen was a wonderful lady. She will be truly missed. Praying for the family.
  5. Sue Hutton Misho
    My sincere condolences to the family. What a special woman Mama Helen was. A strong believer in God, love for family and friends and Collins Baptist Church.

    Such precious memories of her singing specials at church, practicing on specials for church at her house, eating lunch there and visiting. I miss her Sunday afternoon calls.

    There wasn’t a high note she couldn’t reach with her Angelic voice. I can just hear she and Tommy singing “Victory In Jesus” right now.

    Love to the family,

  6. Donna Cingolani & Sissy Smedlund
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten.
  7. Lesa Caine
    This is a beautiful picture of her and I want to always remember her looking like this, doing one of the things she loved to do and doing it so well. I am so blessed to have had her as a part of my life; as a child growing up in Collins, and as friend and fellow member of Collins Baptist church. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
  8. Lori Hart Broadus
    Darlene and family, I'm so sorry for your loss!!
    She was a kind & beautiful soul. My thoughts and prayers are with you all🙏🙏
  9. Linda and Jerry Ward
    Just want you all to know how sorry we are to hear about Mrs HElen
    she was a remarkable lady. Our community will truly miss her. We will be praying for all of you
  10. Penny McCone
    I loved this little lady so much. She was my friend and my family. She was a true blessing to me and anyone that knew her. She always called to check on me when I missed church. And gave the best advice. She loved flowers as much as I do, and I will never look at a tulip and not think of her. RIP sweet lady.
  11. Gary Goggans
    It was a pleasure knowing and being Ms. Helen's pastor. She was always happy and she touched my heart when she sang specials at church. She will be greatly missed.
  12. Holly Sheffield
    She was a great woman who loved god and her children grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is the reason I know God today. She would come get me and my sister every Sunday to take us to church. She had an unforgettable voice and was an amazing cook. She was very loved and will be highly missed
  13. Dianne Herring
    So sorry to hear about Ms.Helen .I know she will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
    Dianne Herring
  14. Gail Kizer
    Our loss is heaven's gain. Helen was such a good friend of mine. She definitely will be missed by a lot of people. She was so very proud of Rodney, Diane, Ernie and Darlene. Don't think I ever talked with her that she didn't mention one of her children.
  15. Larry & Gail Hammil
    Larry and I are so sorry to hear about Helen. I have no doubt that she is with her Lord and Savour that she looked so forward to seeing, also Tom, Tommy, and so many others. I know it was a happy reunion. I really missed talking to her after she had to leave home but thought about her often. I always called her my 2nd momma. Prayers for all her family that she loved so much and always talked about. She was so proud of each of you and your accomplishments. May GOD bless and comfort each of you. Love y'all, Harriet Gail Henry Hammil

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