The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Sunday, September 25, 2022, at the Halls Chapel C.M.E. Church, 6th Avenue, Buena Vista, Georgia. The Reverend Zechariah Terry, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Our Resting Place (formerly Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Cemetery), Ga Hwy 137, Buena Vista, Georgia.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Helen Terry Minter was born July 2, 1932, to the late Archie Terry and Alice Thomas Terry in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia. She was preceded in death by four siblings, Doris Johnson, Ulysses Terry, James Terry and Ellen Minter.
She was educated in the public school system of Marion County. At an early age she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior and joined the band of Christian believers at the Hall Chapel C.M.E. Church. She supported every facet of the church she loved so well. She exemplified her worth on the Stewardess Board and the Usher Board Ministry.
For some thirty-five years or more she was employed with Georgia Power. She served in almost every position whereas she retired as an inventory specialist.
Mother Helen was united in holy matrimony to Ceasor Minter, Sr. and to this union they were blessed with seven children; three preceded her in death, William Minter, Sr., Thomas Minter and Cecil Minter, Jr.
On Monday, in the surroundings of her beloved children, she departed this earthly for a crown of life at the Piedmont Hospital, Columbus, Georgia. Survivors are four children: Mary Alice Brown, (Frederick Griffin), Helen Gail Harris (Frederick Blackshear) both of Smith Station, Alabama, Jacqueline Jordan (Jimmy), Woodbridge, Virginia and Tyrone Minter (Tonya) Ellenwood, Georgia; three siblings, Bobbie Woods (Willie) Columbus, Georgia, Reverend Tommy Terry and Vernesteen Jordan, both of Buena Vista, Georgia; a loving companion, Milton Mitchell; eighteen grandchildren and a host of loving great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.