HELLUMS, CHRISTOPHER BUDDY DAVID Services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Friday, October 28, 2011, at Christs Church, for Christopher Buddy David Hellums, age 2 of Roswell, who passed away October 25, 2011 in Roswell. Pastors Lonnie Owen and Gerry Chaves of Christs Church will conduct the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Buddy was born November 29, 2008 in Roswell, to Jared Don Hellums and Rachel Riley. His parents survive him.
Christopher experienced more life in his short time on earth than most in many years. He was never afraid his smile was contagious. His love was unconditional and he gave it freely, saying with his arms stretched wide I love you this much, thats a whole lot. Christopher thought everyday was his birthday and expected the birthday song daily as well. He knew every piece of equipment on a construction site, how to operate each one and the bigger the better. Christopher probably skidded into heavenall the while telling Jesus faster, faster. We celebrate his life and thank God for giving him to us.
He is also survived by 3 brothers Brannon Shelton, Cody Conn and Dusty Conn , all of Roswell, and a sister Kathryn Hellums of Panama City, Florida. Other survivors include grandparents Grammy and Granddad, Dorothy and Billy Hellums of Roswell, and grandmother, Sharon Tyler of New York, Greatgrandma, Dorothy Sutton of Roswell. He is survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and Nana and Da, Joan and Johnny Young.
He was preceded in death by a grandfather, David Riley and an uncle, Christain Tyler.
Friends may pay respects online at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
Sincere Condolences to the whole family.
David and Rena RutherBethune, CO
TO ALL PARENTS
Ill lend you a little while
A child of mine, He said.
For you to love the while he lives.
and morn when he is dead.
It may be six or seven years
Or twentytwo or three
But, will you till I call him back
Take care of him for me
Hell bring his charms to gladden you,
and should his stay be brief
Youll have his lovely memories
A solace for your grief
I cannot promise he will stay,
Since all from Earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there
I want this child to learn.
Ive looked this wide world over,
In my search for teachers true,
and from the crowd that throng
I have selected you.
Now, will you give him all your love
Nor think the labor vain
Nor hate Me when I come to call
To take him home again
I fancied that I heard them say,
Dear Lord, thy will be done.
For all the joy thy child shall bring,
The risk of grief well run.
Well shelter him with tenderness,
Well love him while we may,
and for the happiness weve known
for ever grateful stay.
But, should the Angels call for
Him much sooner than we planned,
Well bear the bitter grief that
Comes and try to understand.
Judy Ratliff, NM
My heart aches for the family. Im so sorry I couldnt be there please know I was there in thought.... I love you all. Praying God gives you strength and eventually understanding and acceptance. Hugs.
Shawnna Hellums HanleyIla, GA
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Philip BacaRoswell, NM
My heart is with your family. Thoughts, love, and prayers are lifted up to all of you.
Kim Villeneuve BelyeuRoswell, NM
I am so sorry. What a sweet little face. God Bless each of you
I am so sorry for the loss of your little one he definitely looked like a handful. So energetic and full of life. Only God Knows why he needs these little ones I am talking from experience Praying for your family
Mandy Andradeartesia, NM
So sorry for the loss of this adorable and precious little boy. Apparently God needed another little angel in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this unimaginable loss. Please stay strong and take care of yourselves. God Bless.
Brenda MorrowRoswell, NM
Dorothy Billy...Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts. May the comfort of family and friends be your strength now and in the days ahead. Please know that you are in our prayers and always in our hearts.
Gene and Rocky GalassiniLa Luz, NM
I offer prayerful support to all of you. I have not the words that can provide comfort I have only the desire to uplift you during this great family trial. My sincere sympathy to you all and continuing thoughts of love and prayers for your peace.
Claudette FosterRoswell, NM
Billy, Dorothy, and Family, So very sorry to hear of your Grandson. Our sincere sympathy, Terry Myrnell
Terry turnerroswell, NM
We are deeply saddened and so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Stacey, Justin and Connor GrayRoswell, NM
Iam so truley sorry for your loss. I can never imagine the pain of losing a child. I will pray daily for you and your family. May God give you the piece in your heart.
Melissa BezoucheRoswell, NM
Our love and prayers go out to you. Our shoulders and ears are here if they are needed.
Love Ron and Teri
Ron and Teri RaderRoswell, NM
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time may God bless and keep his precious arms wraped aeound you. love from the Foster and Taylor family
kathy fostertexico, NM
Im so very sorry for your lose,he will forever be in my prayers. GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU
Margaret NoriegaDexter, NM
Our hearts our deeply saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mark, Jerri, Keira CittyRoswell, NM
We all here at Congressman Pearces offices are so truly sorry for your familys tragic loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
Gloria SalasRoswell, NM
Thinking of you and praying for comfort and peace.
Kim Long MillerJustin, TX
Ill Be There
Daddy, please dont look so sad
Mama please dont cry
Cause I am in the arms of Jesus
And He sings me lullabies
Please, try not to question God
Or think He is unkind
Dont think He sent me to you
And then He changed his mind
You see, I am a special child
And Im needed up above
Im the special gift you gave Him
The product of your love
Ill always be there with you
And watch the sky at night
Find the brightest star thats gleaming
Thats my halos brilliant light
Youll see me in the morning frost
That mists your window pane
Thats me in the summer showers
Ill be dancing in the rain
When you feel a little breeze
From a gentle wind that blows
Thats me, Ill be there
Planting a kiss on your nose
When you see a child playing
And your heart feels a little tug
Thats me, Ill be there
Giving your heart a hug
So daddy, please dont look so sad
And mama, dont you cry
Im in the arms of jesus
And he sings me lullabies
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. Psa 56:3
Kelly and Marie SandersRoswell, NM
Rachel, I am so very sorry about Christopher. If you need anything please let me know. The few times that I saw him I enjoyed working with him. He was a precious child and you and your family are in my prayers. God Bless
Josie Montoya and Los Pasitos staff
Josie MontoyaRoswell, NM
My prayers are with all of you. God Bless you Christopher.
Tammy HellumsLuling, TX
We were so saddened to hear the news about Christopher. He brought a smile to all of our faces and left footprints on our hearts. His 2 stepping on the dance floor was a memory that will never be forgotten. Keep smiling and dancing little buddy, I know God has BIG plans for you
Crystal HesterRoswell, NM
I never had the opportunity to meet lil christopher, but my heart and prayers go out to the Hellums Family.
Lori Lopez, NM
My Prayers are with You Hellums Family.
Christi SmithHobbs, NM
God bless this family Give each of them the strength to get through this tough time. I am there emotionally, and mentally for each of you.
Robert EppersBoise, ID
What can anyone say at a time like this, but that our hearts go out to you, and that our thoughts and prayers have been with you and your family. May God comfort you and strengthen you at this difficult time. If theres anything we can do, we would be happy to help you, please contact us at anne.greengablesyahoo.com.
Mary SkinnerRoswell, NM
Jared, I was heart broken for you and your family when I heard the news about this tragedy. Yall are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Kevin LongBrentwood, TN
Words cannot not describe what your family must be going through. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
Tracye BurgeRoswell, NM
Im so sorry. I cant imagine what you are going through. My heart goes out to you. I pray that God helps you through this awful time.
Christine RossRoswell, NM
Dear Rachel and Jerod,
I am truly sorry for Christophers passing he was a true sweet and adorable baby boy. My heart and soul truly goes out to you Rachel, Brannon, and Jerod and the family.
Elizabeth McGintyRoswell, NM
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Christopher was an amazing little boy.
Adriane StarRoswell, NM
Rachel, my prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.May the Lord comfort you all.We will truly miss him.
Monica from Kim and Dr.McMahons officeRoswell, NM
There are non words, but I wanted the family to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Fran ThompsonWaco, TX
My Prayers and Deepest Sympathy to ALL THE HELLUMS,
Dorothyweezie, wish I could make your hurt go away, my
Sympathygive a big hug and love to Jared and his family.
maggie rodriguezroswell, NM