On Friday, October 1st of 2021, Amanda Maree Helms departed from this life to be with her Heavenly Father. Amanda was preceded in death by her mother, Nellie Maree Letson, her father, Aaron Lane, her sister, Rita Maree Burleson, and her son, Andrew Jacob Blackwell.
Amanda is survived by her husband, Randy Earl Helms, her sons, Brian Blackwell and Stephen Helms, her daughter, Kayla Piccirillo, her brothers Danny Maree and Buddy Maree, and three grandchildren, Hunter Helms, Brandon Helms, and Angel Helms.
Amanda was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended West Charlotte Highschool. As a young woman, Amanda found purpose and happiness in helping raise her family, including her niece, Crystal, and nephew, Jason. It was in the Oakdale community that she met and married the love of her life, Randy. Together they created a blended family of six and began their careers together as co-owners of Oakhill Deli & Grill. She was esteemed by the community for her holiday pies and homemade fudge.
Amanda’s beauty was truly beyond compare. Her radiance was a magnet that drew others into her presence. Her tender heart and generosity blessed countless people who crossed her path. She had the ability to know your needs without asking and made sure that nobody went without. She could relate to others with impeccable warmth and ease, but was never hesitant to tell you how it was. Amanda loved the Lord and was very active at Crossroads Community Church. She also loved traveling to Cape Hatteras and spending countless hours walking the beach to find seashells. In more recent years, Amanda found incredible joy in caring for her three grandchildren. After retirement, it became her top priority to spend as much time with them as possible.
Amanda will be deeply missed by her friends and family. We are grateful that she is no longer suffering, and look forward to the day we can be together once more.
Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, October 11th, . Receiving of the family will begin at 10:30 am and the service at 11:00 am. at Crossroads Community Church. 1807 Lawing Rd, Charlotte NC 28216. Flowers may be sent to the church.
The service may be viewed via Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86851878616?pwd=RW9zZlBSWkRFREtSTGFqQ3Jub2dXUT09