Tamala "Tami" Jo Helms

Birth Date: 
Sunday, December 28, 1958
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Tamala "Tami" Jo Helms passed away at Ohio's Hospice LifeCare in Wooster, Ohio on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

She was born on December 28, 1958 to Robert Heckman and Judith Brown. She graduated from Wooster High School in 1977 and retired from A.C.D.C. after 28 years of service. She worked at Penney’s and recently at Clothing Warehouse in Wooster.

She is survived by children Joshua Paul Helms and Amanda Helms (Michelle), all of Wooster; a precious granddaughter Vayla Laurel and an unborn granddaughter due in September; her father Robert Heckman and mother Judith Metcalf, of Wooster; a brother Thomas (Cindy) Heckman of Nashville, Ohio; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She would like to thank Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare for the wonderful care she received in her final days. Many thanks to her neighbors Candice LeDoux and her children, and her neighbor Tom, for being there whenever they were needed.

Tami was preceded in death by her brother Robert Heckman, Jr., and both sets of grandparents.

Per her request there will be no calling hours or funeral. She will be buried at Fairview Cemetery with her brother and grandparents.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.


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Deepest sympathies to Tami's family. We worked at ACDC in Hab Services. She was a caring person.

Condolence and prayers to the family. Fly high my friend. You will be missed, but not forgotten.

Very sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers to all of you at this difficult time.
We will all miss her.

So sad to hear this. Judy I am so sad for her children, grandchildren and you. Will say a prayer for all of you.

I am so very sorry to hear this sad news . My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Uncle Bob, Aunt Judy, cousin Tom and Tami's children and families. So many fond childhood memories come to my mind as I think of Tami. Much too soon for her to leave you. Very Sincerely yours, Janet

Judy, I am so sorry to hear this. We lost contact when Don retired and I moved on. You both were like family to me. Lots of conversations. ❤️❤️

Tho our paths didn't cross very often the last few years her passing has left a tear in my eye and a gaping hole in the fabric of humanity. R.I.P.

I'm so sad to hear of Tami's passing. Growing up, we as cousins, sure had a lot of fun times on Sundays at our Grandma and Grandpa Heckman's house. It was never a dull moment for sure with Rob, Tom and Tami around! There were always a lot of shennigans! My heartfelt condolences go to Uncle Bob and Anna Marie and Aunt Judy and Tom, also to Tami's children and families. What a tragic loss at such a young age.

Becky Heckman

Tami so sad to hear of your passing. I will miss you!! I know you are with Robby now. He has to be loving that! He loved you so much!! I hope you two can stay out of trouble. You are both on my mind and in my thoughts always! love you You were a great sister in law! and a wonderful person! Till we meet again!

I was Tami's supervisor at ACDC. I have some wonderful memories of that time together. Prayers and blessings to the family.

tami was a sweet lady. Prayers and sympathy to all.

So sorry to hear of Tami's passing. Josh played baseball with our son, Mike, and I always enjoyed talking with Tami during the baseball season. Prayers and sympathy to the family.

I am so very sorry to hear of Tami's passing always loved running into her always had that big smile. Just like family that I hadn't seen in a while. So sad.

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