Ethelyn “Essie” C. Helmic, age 83, of New Martinsville WV passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Wetzel County Hospital.

She was born November 10, 1937 in Greenbrier County, WV, the daughter of the late Denver L. and Anna Mae (Carney) Melton.

Essie was a retired teacher’s aide for Wetzel County School System. She was a member of First Baptist Church, New Martinsville, WV and a member of the Order of Eastern Stars #50.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter Regina in 2020; brother, Dayton E. Melton; sister, Glendel Price.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Gene F. Helmic; two sons, James Michael (Billie Jo) Helmic of New Martinsville, and Robert (Debbie) Helmic of Shalimar, Florida; two daughters, Teresa Peck of New Martinsville and Cathy (Jim) Jordan of Albuquerque, New Mexico; twelve grandchildren and twenty one great-grandchildren; three great-great- grandchildren; brother Eddie Melton, Bridge- port, CT; sister, Carole (Clay) Lamb, St. Cloud, Florida.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 12 noon until time of the service at 2 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street New Martinsville WV, with Charles Stout officiating, interment at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to: First Baptist Church, 841 4th Street, New Martinsville, WV.

Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes. com