Jason Lee Helmers was granted his angel wings on April 4, 2016. His days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Jason had touched in some way throughout his much too short, yet very memorable life.
Jason's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His wide smile could melt the hearts of those around him and though he never spoke a word, his voice and thoughts could always be heard.
Jason possessed strength, perseverance, and an ability to overcome incredible odds and physical challenges. With his courage, he led us to believe that each day is a blessing and an opportunity to create lasting memories. He enjoyed communicating with everyone he met, even though he could not speak, he never met a stranger. When Jason met you for the first time or hundredth time he would ask "what is your name" and then he would want to know "what color is your house".
Jason was fortunate enough to attend the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired from August 2008 to current. The TSBVI team of administrators, teachers, teacher aids, dorm staff and health center team created a "home-away from home" learning experience that let Jason flourish. They provided Jason with the necessary skills to learn how to read and write which opened his world of communication.
Whether Jason was enjoying a cup of coffee with milk and a "little sugar" and his 1 - 2 - 3 cookies or helping granny cook (if he could "lick" the spoon), he always had his cap on. He enjoyed spending the night at hotels and eating at his favorite restaurants. He could quickly finger-spell out his favorite places. He spent many summers at Camp Summit horse-back riding and swimming.
With Jason's passing we remind others that his life is one to be celebrated. Although we will miss him everyday, especially his winning smile, he will forever remain in our hearts. Through his teachings about life, we were able to create wonderful memories and it has been a privilege to be his granny and grandpa.
Jason leaves behind many wonderful caregivers and teachers that provided love and support that enhanced his quality of life. All of these special people, too numerous to mention, provided Jason with love and caring in his life and also in his death.
Jason is survived by his loving grandparents, Ellis and Lynda Helmers; brother Jacob Helmers and sister Hannah Chavez; father Cody Helmers; uncles Tanner Helmers and Tye Helmers. Tye's girls Taylor and Gracie shared special memories with Jason. Tanner's family loved and enjoyed their visits with Jason; Robyn, Ryann, Adda, Georgy, Hyder. Other special members of Jason's family Wayne, Tammy, Dryden and Hunter.
There will be a memorial service Saturday, April 9 at 10:30 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Sanderson, Texas. Burial will be at the Rankin cemetery in Rankin, Texas at 5:00pm
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Camp Summit, Inc.
17210 Campbell Rd. Suite 180-W
Dallas, Texas 75252
First Presbyterian Church
PO Box 629
Sanderson, TX 79848