Albert Floyd Helms, Jr.

June 29, 1942 - August 24, 2016

06/29/1942 - 08/24/2016

Albert Floyd Helms, Jr., 74, passed away on August 24th, 2016 in his home in Virginia Beach.  He was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on June 29th, 1942.  Albert is preceded in death by his father, Albert Floyd Helms, Sr. and his wife, Elsie, and his mother, Bessie Irene Fisher and her husband Don.
Albert is survived by Phyllis Ann Helms, his best friend and wife of 38 years, his sister, Bonnell Langhorne of Floyd, VA; his sister, Muriel Hancock of Norfolk, VA; his four children, Kathy Batrouny, Brian Helms, Mary Pittman, and Lloyd Pittman; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and dear neighbors and friends.
Albert dedicated his life to providing for his family through a diverse career starting as an accountant with Burrus, Cootes, and Burrus.  He went on to own and operate two small businesses, and recently retired from Cherry Bekaert LLP as a Senior Accountant.  He was planning to enjoy his retirement with his wife in the mountains of southwest Virginia at the Helms Hideaway that he had lovingly renovated.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society ( in Albert’s memory.

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Alex Batrouny
7 years ago

Dear Grandma Phyllis, I’m very sorry for your loss. I loved Granddaddy and I know how you feel. I wish you the very best and hope to see you soon!

John R. Pulvino
7 years ago

I worked with Albert and he was a such a good friend and co-worker. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Mildred Forbes
7 years ago

Phyllis, Bonnie, Jack and family. I am so overwhelmed with sadness at the loss of Albert. I had no idea he was ill. Please know that I am here for you at any time. He will always be a big part of my life as he was my source of strength during our losses. Bonnie you and I are the only one’s left out of the four cousin. Please know that I feel yours and Phyllis pains and Pray that God helps us in the coming months and years ahead. Millie

Stephanie Highsmith
7 years ago

Phyllis and Family,
My heart goes out to you all after seeing that Albert has passed away. I have many fond memories of him in the early days when I met Pat and we would double date. I know you will miss him terribly, and I do hope happy memories will help you during the difficult days ahead.
My sympathies, with Love,
Stephanie Highsmith

Donna Sipes
7 years ago

Phyllis, Randy and I are very sorry to hear of Albert’s passing. You will be in out thoughts and prayers. He was a very nice man, always a smile when I saw him.

Loretta and Clarence Spinler
7 years ago

Albert was a good friend. We worked together for many years and became friends in the office and outside the office. Albert and Phyllis were fun to hang out with, our nights at the Comedy Club in Virginia Beach or in our home. We will miss him.

Betty Arehart
7 years ago

Phyllis, we are so sorry to hear of your great loss of Albert. How very special that you were each other’s best friend! That’s one of the best things that can be said of a marriage. You are in our prayers for the peace and comfort that only God can give – the peace that passes understanding.
Love, Betty and Robert Arehart
Doon Street neighbors