Michael T. Helgren

January 29, 2010
Michael T. Helgren


Michael Thomas Helgren, 21 of Rocky Point passed away January 29, 2010 at his residence.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother Josephine Hyatt and his grandfather Robert M. Rynders.

Michael is survived by his mother Patsy Porter and her husband Arnold Porter, Rocky Point, father Daniel Helgren and his wife Colleen Helgren, Casa Grande, AZ, brother Wesley Porter, Rocky Point, step brother David Porter and wife Julie, niece Rachel Porter and nephew Benjamin Porter, step sister Pamela Fairfax, grandfather Othell Hyatt, grandmother Helen Chandler, grandparents Luther and Myrtle Porter, grandparents Robert and Kathy Herceg, aunts Joan Britt and Susan Herceg and uncle Jeff Rynders.

Michael graduated with honors from Heide Trask High School in 2007 and belonged to the National Honor Society. He was attending Cape Fear Community College. Michael loved all music, mostly Christian and played piano, guitar and drums. He loved his church, his music and the youth. Michael worked at Cox Christian Bookstore for two years and volunteered at Save Our Kids Outreach, Inc.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, February 5, 2010 at Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 6, 2010 at Lighthouse Worship Center located at 7560 US Hwy 117 South. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Music Department at Lighthouse Worship Center, P O Box 433, Rocky Point, NC 28457.

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403


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  • February 02, 2010
    Terry & Trish Riddle says:
    Patsy Arnold & Wesley. Just wanted to say how much we love your family, and that we are praying daily for you. Michael was such a blessing. He always had a big smile for everyone. He truly was a special young man. If there is anything that we can do for your family, please let us know.

  • February 01, 2010
    Beverly Sinsel says:
    Patsy and family,I want you to know I am praying for you and love you so much. Patsy I will always remember Michael playing the keyboard for us while we had prayer at the church, he was a awsome young man that had a passion to serve the Lord. Always remember you are truly loved and apperciated for your thoughtfulness to others,and that is a reflection of God in your life.My prayers are with you that God will continue to give you strength and courage in this time of loss in your family.

  • February 01, 2010
    Sandie Rhodes says:
    Just wanted to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, if you need anything don't hesitate to ask. We love all of you! Love Sandie and Anthony Rhodes

  • February 01, 2010
    therese and douglas painter says:
    my heart goes out to your family. you all are in our thoughts and prayers. words cant make up for your loss...just know that we love you and are glad to be in your extended lwc family...

  • February 04, 2010
    Cheryl Owens says:
    Patsy and Arnold - I am in Florida writing this but I wanted to write and tell you how very sorry I am about the loss of Michael. He was so young and had a great deal to do in life before him. Seems that so many loved ones in our family have gone on to be with the Lord. I know he is in God's hands but will be sorely missed by us all. Love, Cheryl