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Helma Burnette Jenkins

November 21, 1934 - October 14, 2016

Helma Burnette Jenkins, 81 passed away peacefully on October 14, 2016. She was born November 21, 1934 in Asheville, N.C. to the late Roscoe and Kezzie Burnette.
Helma was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Jenkins, Sr. and son Richard Jenkins, Jr.

Left to cherish her memory: her daughter Vickie Fleming (Shawn), daughter-in-law Rhonda Jenkins, grandsons Jack and Kurt Fleming, granddaughters Rachel Jenkins and Jenni Richardson and four great grandchildren Joshua, Heather, Samuel and Cora and her best friend Cheryl McClenney.

Helma was a resident of Virginia Beach since 1954. Her family was extremely important to her and she was a devoted wife, mother and granny. She was always determined to do what was best for her family. Helma was a member of Scott Memorial United Methodist Church.

Visitation for Helma will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Maestas Chapel (1801 Baltic Ave. Virginia Beach, VA) from 4 PM until 7 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016 at The Gathering at Scott Memorial United Methodist Church (409 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach, VA) at 11:00 AM. Procession to Princess Anne Memorial Park to follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions appreciated to the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. To make a contribution to the fund, please click HERE.

Special thanks to the staff of Sentara Hospice for all the care and concern expressed to Helma.

The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Maestas Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed by clicking the “post a condolence” button below.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel

1801 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Service Information

Date: Friday, October 21, 2016

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Gathering at Scott Memorial UMC

409 First Colonial Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, October 21, 2016

Time: 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm


Princess Anne Memorial Park

1110 N. Great Neck Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

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