Helen Theodore Beleos

April 12, 2017

Helen Theodore Beleos, native of Camden, SC and resident of Charlotte, NC for over 50 years, died April 12, 2017 peacefully at her home. Graduate of Camden High School and Winthrop University, Ms. Beleos was a devoted real estate agent for Allen Tate Realtors serving the Charlotte metropolitan area for over 35 years. With a generous and kind heart, warm smile, and cheerful disposition, she helped generations of families find their dream homes. Prior to a distinguished real estate career, Ms. Beleos taught at Creighton Elementary School in Columbia, SC, was an agent with Eastern Airlines, and a dental nutritionist.

One of the most important attributes in Helen’s life was her true connection to Jesus Christ. Through love, prayer, fasting, and teaching of Christ, she emulated goodness for others to follow and recognize. Her values were the epitome of southern hospitality. Her charm, a strong pulse of the Greek Orthodox community in Charlotte. Helen was indeed an active member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Charlotte. She served as editor and writer for The Voice, a monthly church periodical, for many years. During this time, she helped document the beautiful history of Charlotte’s Greek-American culture and its significant part in shaping Charlotte’s future. She was an active member of the Philoptochos, an Orthodox Christian organization that promotes charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic outreach to preserve the sanctity of life and family and to perpetuate and promote Orthodox faith and traditions. She was also a diligent worker, supporter, and greeter of the Cathedral’s annual Greek Festival. Helen promoted the festival by generously giving tickets to hundreds of friends, colleagues, and clients. It is this zest for life, faith to church, love for family, friends, clients as well as her giving nature and care for humankind that will sincerely be missed!

She was preceded in death by her parents, Euthemia B. and Theodore G. Beleos, and her brother, George T. Beleos. She is survived by her sister, Sophia Beleos Palles of Mobile, AL, brother Jimmy T. Beleos (Joanna) of Camden, SC, sister-in-law, Irene P. Beleos of Birmingham, AL, two nieces: Mia Beleos (Robert Ouzts) of Rock Hill, SC and Athena Beleos of Burbank, CA, three nephews: Lee N. Palles of Raleigh, NC, Theodore (Ted) P. Palles (Anne) of Dallas, TX and Harry N. Palles of Atlanta, GA, nine great nieces and nephews, and three great-great nieces and nephews.

The Trisagion and Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM. Interment will take place in Camden, SC at the Old Quaker Cemetery at 3:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral Building Fund 600 East Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203.

May her memory be eternal.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Services, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204. Online condolences at www.kennethpoeservices.com. Phone: 704- 641-7606.

 

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  • barbara willcox thomas

    Sophia, you are in my thoughts and prayers. My sister, the oldest of four girls, passed away last year. The rest of us are realizing that our memories of her are more vivid each day. She lives still in our hearts and lives. I know that this will be true for you and your beautiful sister. Love, Barbara Willcox Thomas

  • Evelyn Klund

    A beautiful lady always smiling. She will be missed. My sympathy goes out to the family.

  • Staci Gaffos

    I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Helen. Even though I haven't seen her that much I'll never forget her warm and caring smile and personality. She excelled in every stage of her life from the time she was head majorette in high school thru all of her other endeavors. Most of all she was a care giver for her brother and me growing up as she and her older sister, Sophie, stepped in and took the place of their mother. May her memory be eternal.

  • Jonell shealy

    Sophia and Jimmy So sorry to read about Helen We' were roommates in Columbia for while and she was always a special friend although I had loss touch with her Iwill always remember her.

  • Steve Ouzts

    Condolences to the Beleos family. Helen treated Liberty and I as family. She always put a smile on our face. A true kind hearted soul. We will miss her!

  • Allyn Purvis Bedenbaugh

    Miss Beleos was my seventh grade language arts teacher at Crayton Junior High in Columbia. I am now 65, but I remember Miss Beleos well. She was pretty and stylish, and she had a loving, caring nature. We girls in particular loved her class. I am amazed to see that teaching was just one of her many accomplishments in life. She was and is an inspiration!

  • Tom Morrell

    We were in the same graduation class at Camden High School. Helen was always friendly with a bubbly personality. Loved her smile.

  • Don McIntosh

    So very sorry for your loss.