Obituary of Donna Rose Helmick
Donna Rose Helmick (Fridley) of Enterprise, WV passed on to be with the Lord April 8, 2023. She was born on November 13, 1949 at her family home outside of Phillipi, WV. She was proceeded in death by her parents- Arther Lewis Fridley and Ruth Elizabeth Fridley (Wilson); two brothers-Arnett Roy Fridley and Robert David Fridley; and granddaughter Jolie Yelton. Donna spent many years working at Westinghouse, later Philips Lighting, before starting her true calling in Hospice care. She was a lover of the outdoors; her favorite hobbies were mowing grass and taking care of her beehives. She had a kind and gentle spirit, a true light of love in the world. Most important to her was her family and she talked extensively of her vast family tree during her last months. She is survived by nine grandchidren, two great grandchildren; her three children: Debi and Greg Alderson of Jane Lew, Melanie Helmick of Raliegh NC, and Paul and Erica Helmick of Clarksburg; her 6 sisters Carolyn Mackey, Thelma Jean Mckinney, Arlene Wilt, Betty Bland, Laura Joe Fridley, and Diane Robertson; and one brother Arthur Lewis Fridley. A memorial service will be held at Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, WV 26554, on Saturday, April 29, 2023 with visitation from 11-1 with service starting at 1. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.