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Memorial Service

New Cleveland Cemetery
Saturday March 17th, 2018

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Helon-Ruth Tackett

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 www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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June 25, 2021, and I suddenly thought about my friend Helon Ruth. We were music majors together at Delta State, with me often accompanying her at the piano when she sang. She was so outgoing and beautiful and did not mind taking time out to give this underclassman some helpful advice and encouragement. My best memory is going with Helon Ruth to play for her to sing for a women's club luncheon in her hometown. Knowing I was somewhat shy, she did most of the talking and made the day a fun one filled with good memories. I miss my friend.

Joy Moss Miller Jun 25 2021 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to the Tackett family. May the God of all comfort be with you at this you at this time.(2 Corinthians 1:3;4) www.jw.org

Daniel Sep 3 2018 12:00 AM

Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone can not ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". May God give you and your family comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once Jesus Christ resurrects them. According to John 5:28-29 Jesus will call and all those in the graves will hear his voice and come out. May these words give you a new hope, with deepest sympathy and warmth of heart. For more comforting thoughts from the scriptures please visit the wedsite jw.org and search Hope for the dead

Marcellus Allen, Jr Apr 14 2018 12:00 AM

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. Take comfort in knowing that our Heavenly Father will soon remove all pain, sorrow, and death forever! May this promise as recorded in Revelation 21:3,4 help you gain strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead. (Philippians 4:13). Jw.org

M Hicks Apr 14 2018 12:00 AM

When God calls our loved ones home, He leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Helton-Ruth left many precious memories. I am so sorry for your loss. Eva Jones Almon and. Buddy Almon

Eva Almon Mar 17 2018 12:00 AM

To the family of Helon-Ruth Tackett, my sincerest condolences for your loss of Helen-Ruth. I was a student at DSU with her and sang in Renaissance with her as well. Loved the grace and beauty she easily shared with us all, and will cherish memories of her and our fun times together at DSU. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. God bless you and comfort you in your time of loss. I am also a cancer survivor.

Andy Ramsey Mar 17 2018 12:00 AM

Helon-Ruth sang with my band several times and I can tell you She is as good as it gets, a beautiful, soulful voice. Heaven's choir has an incredible new talent. I will miss her.

Ron Van Gilder Mar 17 2018 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Mar 16 2018 12:00 AM

Heavens choir has gotten sweeter and even more beautiful. So sorry to hear the news. Fond memories of her and our time at Delta State. Prayers and thoughts for her family.

Deniese M, Swindoll Mar 16 2018 12:00 AM

A Spathiphyllum was sent on March 16, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences. Love from Debra & James Atkinson

Expression of Sympathy Mar 16 2018 12:00 AM

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