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Ellie Lum Helms

May 11, 1930 — April 4, 2024

Ellie Lum Helms, 93, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2024. 

Visitation will be at First Baptist Church of Pearl on Monday, April 8, 2024, from 9:30 to 11:00 am with a funeral service immediately following at 11:00 am. 

Burial will be at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Pearl. 

Ellie Lee Fitzhugh was born on May 11, 1930, to Robert and Ida Mae Fitzhugh. The youngest of four children, two sisters and a brother, Ellie Lee grew up in the Henry Grady community of north Rankin County. She attended grade school at Henry Grady and graduated from Pisgah High School in 1948. 

Ms. Ellie lived most of her adult life in Rankin County and called Pearl her home. 

She is survived by two sons, Dennis and Don (Patricia), three grandchildren, Keri Lum, Bradley Lum (Celeste) and Tyler Lum (Katie), and six great grandchildren, Annie, Watson, John Parks, Poppy, Molly and Max. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ida Mae Craig Fitzhugh, her two sisters, Dot Hudson (Roy), Viola Robbins (D.H.), and her brother, Merl Fitzhugh (Della Mae).

 Ms. Ellie was also preceded in death by her three wonderful husbands, Hubert (Pete) Lum, Bill Sharpe, and T. C. Helms. 

She was a tireless worker. She had both a clean house where you could literally eat off the floors and always a well-kept yard. She probably held the record for most ‘yard of the month’ signs in her yard for Pearl during her active years. 

Pete and Ellie moved to Pearl on Foxhall Road in Skyway Hills Subdivision in 1959. They joined Pearl Baptist Church which later became First Baptist Church of Pearl, and they served there throughout their healthy years. 

The family is grateful for the wonderful loving care that Ms. Ellie received during her last years at the Mississippi Care Center of Morton. She lived a wonderful life and went home peacefully with family around her. She is now fully healed and forever in her heavenly home with Jesus, her Lord and Savior.

Her family thanks you for your prayers, words of encouragement, and acts of kindness during these days. 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, April 8, 2024

9:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Pearl

405 North Bierdeman Road, Pearl, MS 39208

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Funeral Service

Monday, April 8, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Pearl

405 North Bierdeman Road, Pearl, MS 39208

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Burial

Monday, April 8, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Floral Hills Memory Gardens

4111 US-80, Pearl, MS 39208

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