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Helen Simmons Gay
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Birth: unknown
Beaumont
Jefferson County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 2008
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

88 YEARS OLD
Helen was the founder Of the Mission of Yahweh and The Yahweh Children's Foundation. She left behind a legacy of lives transformed through her love and generosity. Almost 50 years ago, Sister Gay's mission began as a calling from God. She would describe it as doing the work of the Lord. She took in abused, homeless women and children; In addition to providing food, shelter and clothing, she also held prayer sessions and gave counseling to their families. This all laid the foundation for The Mission of Yahweh. In addition to running the Mission, Sister Gay and her late husband, Fisher Gay, adopted twenty-four children and became the guardian of many others. The life she led has provided an example for not only her children, but to everyone that crossed her path. Helen Gay was born in Beaumont, the daughter of Dora and Red Simmons. She graduated from high school there and attended a beauty college and business school. She moved to Houston in the early 1960s and married. At about the same time, she later said, a call from God summoned her to community service. Founded shortly thereafter, the mission also works to rehabilitate women and help them become self-sufficient, according to the mission's Web site. After completing her work at the Mission, Sister Gay began the Yahweh's Children Foundation. She became the guardian of babies born in prison. Sister Gay cared and nurtured these children until they were reunited with a family member. Furthermore, she visited the prisons and prayed with the inmates. Along with conducting weekly prayer meetings at her home, Sister Gay visited the elderly, widows, and blind within the community. She also found the time to hand out sack lunches on street corners to the less fortunate. Sister Gay was the recipient of many humanitarian awards which included; the Savvy award, the Mickey Leeland award, two city of Houston Proclamation Day awards, and most recently, the Jefferson award, However, the reward she sought most... she received this week when she was welcomed into heaven to hear the words, " WELL DONE, MY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT!"
 
 
Burial:
Houston Memorial Gardens
Pearland
Brazoria County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: GW
Record added: Sep 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29612716
Helen <i>Simmons</i> Gay
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Helen <i>Simmons</i> Gay
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Rest in peace...what a wonderful service you provided...it lives on today!
- Elaine
 Added: Oct. 17, 2011
Rest in peace.
- Joyce {GW}
 Added: Sep. 6, 2008
 
 
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