Melinda Sue Owens Helmick

 Melinda Sue Owens Helmick, 36, of West Union, WV, departed this life on Friday, May 8, 2020, at her residence, following her courageous battle with cancer. 

   Melinda was born January 18, 1984 in Clarksburg, WV, a daughter of the late Francis E. Owens, Sr. and Norma (Leggett) Owens of West Union, WV.  She greatly enjoyed the outdoors that included fishing and riding 4wheelers. She loved singing, music, and rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Melinda had been employed by Subway before her cancer diagnosis.  

   In addition to her mother, she is survived by her children, Eliza and Quinton Helmick; her brothers, Mark Anthony Owens (Cindy) of West Union, WV; Francis Eugene Owens, Jr. of West Union, WV, and James Reuben Owens (Mollie) of Pennsboro, WV; aunts, Ella Monroe of Wake Forest, NC who was Melinda’s caregiver throughout her battle and Aunt, Rita Tanner of Wake Forest, NC, along with her additional aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.  

   Graveside services will take place 1:30, Wednesday, May, 13, 2020, at the Point Pleasant Cemetery in Oxford, WV with Rev. Gilbert Neely officiating.     

  McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV is assisting the family with the services.  For those unable to attend, please leave an online condolence or share “Hugs from Home” with the family  by visiting