Helen Inez Gelzer Robbins

November 29, 1927 — May 7, 2022

Charleston

Helen Inez Gelzer Robbins

Helen Inez Gelzer Robbins, 94, of Charleston, South Carolina, wife of the late Malcolm Randolph Robbins, Sr. entered into eternal rest Saturday, May 7, 2022. The family will receive friends, Friday, May 13, 2022, in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Her funeral service will be held Saturday, May 14, 2022 in Trinity Unity Methodist Church, 273 Meeting Street at 11:00 a.m. Interment services will follow in New Hope United Methodist Churchyard, Jedburg, SC at 2:00 p.m. 

Helen was born November 29, 1927 in Summerville, SC, daughter of the late George Edward Gelzer and Caroline Harvey Gelzer. She was a career civil service employee at the Charleston Naval Station where she was in budget and planning. Helen received numerous honors over her distinguished career working for the Department of the Navy, to include being the recipient of the Superior Civil Service Award. 

She is survived by her two sons: Malcolm R. "Randy" Robbins, Jr. (Faye) and A. Deen Robbins; two daughters: Rhonda Robbins Garrett, Sharon Robbins Atherton (David); eight grandchildren: Holly Garrett, Meredith Garrett, Greg Atherton, Steven Atherton, Kelly Atherton, Helen Berry, Amelia Robbins and Nathan Robbins; one great-grandchild, Elizabeth Virginia Jantzen; and sister, Mary Gelzer Rhodes. 

Helen was predeceased by her son, Edward Lawton Robbins; a great-granddaughter, Julia Caroline Garrett and four siblings: Alyene Gelser Wright, John "J.W." William, George Edward, Jr. and LaRoyce Roland.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 273 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

 

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Visitation

Friday, May 13, 2022

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 14, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Trinity United Methodist Church

273 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

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Burial

Saturday, May 14, 2022

2:00 - 3:00pm (Eastern time)

New Hope United Methodist Churchyard

1243 Jedburg Road, Summerville, SC 29486

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