Beatrice Juanita Gilbert Helton, 96, 100 Westwind Dr., Oak Ridge, TN, died Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at N.H.C., Oak Ridge, TN.
She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Carl and Melda Tinker Gilbert. She lived most of her early life in Erwin. She moved, with her husband and family, to the Chattanooga area in 1955, where she lived until about four years ago.
In Erwin, she had been a member of Lily Dale Church of Christ. She joined East Lake Christian Church, Chattanooga, after moving there, where she was active on the Bible School program.
Beatrice was an avid reader, she loved music and loved working in her flower garden.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by: her husband, Ernest Helton; two sons, Ronald Helton and Robert “Bob” Helton; three sisters, Iris Banner, Eppie Mooney and Audra Higgins; two brothers, Edward Gilbert and R.C. Gilbert.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory: Daughter: Jeanne Helton Underwood, Oak Ridge; Daughter-in-Law: Lynda Helton; Grandchildren: Troy, Julie and Karen Underwood; Great Grandchildren: Brittany Currier and Jacob Underwood; Great, Great grandson: Zaine Burks; Four Sisters: Jessie Tipton, Erwin, Dorothy LeMay, Margie Thompson, Betty Keever; Two Brothers: Bob Gilbert, Erwin, Clifford Gilbert; Numerous Nieces and Nephews.
The family requests the honor of your presence as we honor and remember the life of Beatrice Juanita Gilbert Helton in a funeral service to be at 2:30 P.M. on Friday, November 22, 2013, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home.
A committal service will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be notified.
The family will receive friends at Valley Funeral Home on Friday from 1:00 P.M. until the service time.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at www.valleyfuneralhome.net.
These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Beatrice Juanita Gilbert Helton through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN. 423-743-9187