James “Jim” Helms, 59, of Camden died on Saturday December 13, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. Jim was born on August 13, 1955 to Roy and Jerri (Stroops) Helms in Oceanside, California.
Jim was a proud United States Marine who served during the Vietnam War. He was employed at Aerojet Rocketdyne as a Material Handler/Dispatcher.
Jim is preceded in death by his father and a brother, Gary Helms.
He is survived by his adoring wife of thirty years, Sharon (Richoux) Helms; one daughter, Stacy Bouzigard-Burson and husband Davin of Camden; two sons, Mark Bouzigard of Houston, TX and Matt Bouzigard and his wife, Marie of Houma; six grandchildren, Kasey McClain and husband Matt, Camille Richoux, Cohen and Sophia Bouzigard, Dylan and Abi Burson; and one great-granddaughter, Stella Kate McClain; mother, Jerri Helms; brother, Lee Helms; sister, Vicki Betts and husband Steve all of Camden; two sister-in-laws, Chris Brandon and husband John of Cut Off, and Carole “Ollie” Richoux of Walker, LA; and many loving nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers.
A memorial service will be held Saturday December 20th at 2:00 p.m. at Eagle Mills First Baptist Church with Bro. Chris Morgan officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all memorials be made in his honor to Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or OASIS Spay and Neuter fund of Camden. These two causes were dear to his heart; he was a crusader for Wounded Warriors and rescued many animals over the years.
Services are entrusted to Cremation and Funeral Services of Arkansas. Guests may register at www.arcremation.com.
Posted on Wed, December 17, 2014
by The Lafourche Gazette