OBITUARY: Betty Geraldine ‘Geri’ Helmbold


Betty Geraldine “Geri” Helmbold, age 93 of White House, passed away Monday, June 17, 2024 at Vitality Keepsake Village in Hendersonville, TN.

She was born on August 8, 1930 to Robert and Leola Sanford. She was the oldest of five children.

She served the Lord all of her life and always showed the love of Christ by serving others. She encouraged her family to always put their faith and trust in God in whatever the circumstances. Her example and life of strength and courage touched so many and she brought joy to both the young and old.

In previous years, she enjoyed taking care of her beautiful flower gardens, cooking, reading, taking family camping trips, and entertaining senior groups as a professional clown. She would not want anyone to grieve for her, but instead to rejoice, knowing she is where life and love never ends. She was a member of North Springfield Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Leola Sanford; husbands, Ralph Moulton and Charles Helmbold; brothers John Ray and Jimmy Sanford.

She is survived by sons Mike Moulton (Phyllis); Brian Moulton (Yolanda); daughter Marsha Duncan (Michael); five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; brother Robert L. Sanford (Erika); sister Barbara Oglesvee (Jim); sister-in-law Mildred Sanford; nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2024 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in White House, TN at 2 pm with Bro. Michael Smith and Jason Duncan officiating. Visitation will be held 12-2 pm at the funeral home prior to the service. A private family burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery with grandsons, great-grandson and nephews serving as pallbearers.

ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO AUSTIN & BELL 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188 (615)672-5000


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