Helen Theressia James was born in Little Rock, AR to Julius C and Mary Louise Clay on June 9, 1950. The family moved to St. Louis when Helen was very young. She attended Sumner Senior High where she was a member of one of the choirs. She accepted Christ when she was young and later became a member of Calvary MB Church.
Helen worked for 25 years at US Bank and later she enjoyed working as a Service Writer for Walmart where she became a friend to many and momma to a bunch.
Helen was packed with wisdom and knew things before they would happen. She said, “I see two baby boys”, and within that year two grandsons were born.
Family was everything to her. Holidays, birthdays, and any other special occasions. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandkids. She would sit at the pool for hours with them having fun or in the kitchen making a mess. She made it to any event they were in whether she had to sit on the bleachers in late fall or in the pews at church, she was there for support with the biggest smile, saying that’s Granny’s baby.
Momma, Granny, Baby Sister, or Auntie is what we called her. She has now reunited with her parents, the love of her life Maurice, and her son Christopher (Booghie) James.
Those left to cherish her memory: Brothers – Rev. Dr. Julius C Clay Jr. (Denise) and Rev. Howell F Clay Sr. (Pamela); Children -Angela Moore (Antwon), Alando Dixon (Danielle Dillard), Brian James (Amanda); Daughter in law: Katrina French; Grandchildren – Trinity, Avia, Zayden, Gabrielle, Jonathan, Celest; Step-father: Earle Mitchell; Niece and Nephews – Howell Jr, Edwin, Benjamin, Kimberly; coming attraction great-granddaughter Salem; and a host of other family and friends.
SERVICES: Visitation at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 2822 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., 63108, Wednesday, February 2, 10:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am. Private interment. A KUTIS AFFTON SERVICE.
You are one of the sweetest Ladies I have ever known, you make everyone feel like Family, for that I am grateful. Helen you will be missed so very much, you will always be in our hearts. I know you will be watching over those Grand babies to keep them safe they will miss your times together. Love you.
Praying God give you and your family comfort and strength.
To Angie and family, Look to the hills, from which cometh your help. For your help cometh from the Lord. ❤❤❤❤
Condolence to the family may God give them strength praying for the family let them know that she is resting in Jesus hand in Jesus name amen
Sending my condolences to the family
Auntie…you took care of me while I was in Missouri. I will never forget your kindness and love. You are surely missed. Love you more, Ray
You will always be missed and loved Rest In Heaven missing your beautiful smile Felicia and Reyanna, Sending our deepest sympathy to the family we love you all