Helon-Ruth Tackett

March 14, 2018
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On March 14, 2018, a beautiful voice was silenced. Helon-Ruth Tackett passed away surrounded by her loving family.

She was born to the late Joseph Newton Tackett and Dorothy Jennings Tackett in Clarksdale, Mississippi on April 30th. She was selected as Miss Clarksdale in the Miss Clarksdale Beauty Pageant. She graduated from Delta State University with a degree in vocal performance. While attending DSU, she was a member of the Tri Delta Sorority and Renaissance and was the Metropolitan Opera District winner during her senior year. She was also selected as Miss DSU and runner up to Miss Mississippi in the Miss Mississippi Pageant. Helon-Ruth was a world traveled performer, incredible mother and a true southern belle with an intense love for animals and a witty sense of humor that all could adore.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Joseph Tackett. She is survived by sister-in-law, Barbara Tackett of Marks, MS, brother Douglas Jennings Tackett (Jane) of Starkville, MS, sister Sheila Tackett Chandler (Tommy) of Benoit, MS, and brother Timothy Paul Tackett (Melanie) of Oxford, MS. Also survived by John Sabastiano Neumeyer, son Michael Joseph Neymeyer of Los Angeles, CA, daughter Lucy Elizabeth June Neumeyer (Willie ) of Baton Rough, LA and soon to be granddaughter Zuri Ruth Ruffins.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Roundaway Baptist Church.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at

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