Mrs. Pamela Helton Wellman, 63, of Hickory, passed away on Monday June 24, 2024, at Catawba Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mrs. Wellman was born May 14, 1961, in Milton, Fl, a daughter of the late James Howard Helton, Sr. and Nellie Sue Franklin Helton.  She was a faithful member of Wilkies Grove Baptist Church and retired as a clerical worker in Hickory.  Pamela was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She loved taking care of her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James Howard Helton, Jr.

Surviving is her husband, Dennis Wellman of the home, a daughter Jennifer Franklin and husband Eddie of Connelly Springs, two sisters, Connie Yount and Paula Johnston, both of Bethlehem.  Also surviving are her loving grandchildren, Gavon, Saleen, Gauge and Shelby Franklin.

The Wellman family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Thursday June 27. 2024 at Heritage Funeral Service, Valdese.

A Graveside Service will be Friday June 28, 2024, 12:00 PM at Wilkies Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Chance Settle officiating.

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