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Helen Sapp

December 16, 1940 — April 25, 2012

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Helen Black Sapp


Augusta, GA  – Helen Gretchel Black Sapp, 71, daughter of the late Maudie Lamb Black and the late Joseph T. Black Sr., entered into rest Wednesday night, April 25, 2012.   Services will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in the James Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Gibson Branch Cemetery, Edgehill GA.
Helen was a member of Victory Baptist Church of North Augusta and a past member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She grew up in Glascock county and enjoyed cooking, canning, sewing, making candy—especially divinity and fudge—and coon hunting. Helen was a loving sister and devoted mother who will be greatly missed.
Helen was also preceded in death by her son, Clarence H. Gilmer Jr., and two siblings, Tommy Black and Melvis Gay.  Survivors include her children, James H. Gilmer, Ricky D. Gilmer (Tiffany) and Jeffery T. Gilmer (Karen); two siblings, George Black and Hilda Pellum (Bobby); 13 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home on Saturday, April 28, 2012 prior to the services from 12:00-2:00PM.
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Come With Me

The Lord saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So He put his arms around  you
And whispered “Come with me.”

With tearful eyes, we watched you suffer
And saw you fade away.
Although we loved your dearly,
We could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
A beautiful smile at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the best.

It’s lonesome here without you.
We miss you so each day.
Out lives aren’t the same
Since you went away.

When days are sad and lonely,
And everything goes wrong
We seem to hear you whisper,
“Cheer up and carry on.”

Each time we see your picture,
You seem to smile and say,
“Don’t cry. I’m in God’s keeping.
We’ll meet again someday.”

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