Christopher David "Buddy" Hellums
November 29, 2008  -  October 25, 2011

Christopher David "Buddy" Hellums

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Christ Church
2200 Sycamore
Roswell, NM  88201
Friday, October 28, 2011
2:00 p.m.
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South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
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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
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.


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  1. David and Rena Ruther
    Bethune, CO

    Sincere Condolences to the whole family.

  2. Judy Ratliff
    , NM


    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
    lifes lane,
    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.

  3. Shawnna Hellums Hanley
    Ila, GA

    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.

  4. Philip Baca
    Roswell, NM


    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  5. Kim Villeneuve Belyeu
    Roswell, NM

    My heart is with your family. Thoughts, love, and prayers are lifted up to all of you.

  6. Dene
    Roswell, NM

    I am so sorry. What a sweet little face. God Bless each of you

  7. Mandy Andrade
    artesia, NM

    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

  8. Brenda Morrow
    Roswell, 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.

  9. Gene and Rocky Galassini
    La Luz, 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.

  10. Claudette Foster
    Roswell, 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.

  11. Terry turner
    roswell, NM

    Billy, Dorothy, and Family, So very sorry to hear of your Grandson. Our sincere sympathy, Terry Myrnell

  12. Stacey, Justin and Connor Gray
    Roswell, NM

    We are deeply saddened and so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  13. Melissa Bezouche
    Roswell, 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.

  14. Ron and Teri Rader
    Roswell, NM

    Our love and prayers go out to you. Our shoulders and ears are here if they are needed.
    Love Ron and Teri

  15. kathy foster
    texico, 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

  16. Margaret Noriega
    Dexter, NM

    Im so very sorry for your lose,he will forever be in my prayers. GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU

  17. Mark, Jerri, Keira Citty
    Roswell, NM

    Our hearts our deeply saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  18. Gloria Salas
    Roswell, 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.

  19. Kim Long Miller
    Justin, TX

    Thinking of you and praying for comfort and peace.

  20. Kelly and Marie Sanders
    Roswell, NM

    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

  21. Josie Montoya
    Roswell, 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

  22. Tammy Hellums
    Luling, TX

    My prayers are with all of you. God Bless you Christopher.

  23. Crystal Hester
    Roswell, NM

    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 Hester

  24. Lori Lopez
    , NM

    I never had the opportunity to meet lil christopher, but my heart and prayers go out to the Hellums Family.

  25. Christi Smith
    Hobbs, NM

    My Prayers are with You Hellums Family.

  26. Robert Eppers
    Boise, ID

    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.

  27. Mary Skinner
    Roswell, NM

    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

  28. Kevin Long
    Brentwood, TN

    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.

  29. Tracye Burge
    Roswell, NM

    Words cannot not describe what your family must be going through. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

  30. Christine Ross
    Roswell, 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.

  31. Elizabeth McGinty
    Roswell, 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.
    Many Prayers

  32. Adriane Star
    Roswell, NM

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Christopher was an amazing little boy.

  33. Monica from Kim and Dr.McMahons office
    Roswell, 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.

  34. Fran Thompson
    Waco, TX

    There are non words, but I wanted the family to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  35. maggie rodriguez
    roswell, NM

    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.

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