Bishop Charles Lee Helton Service at Noon, Wednesday, April 4, 2007. The 49th bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Bishop Charles Lee Helton, passed away on Thursday afternoon, March 29, 2007, in Charlotte, NC. Formerly the presiding prelate of the 7th Episcopal District, Bishop Helton and his wife Willie Ann Helton, gave tremendous leadership to one of the largest Episcopal Districts of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, comprising the New York-Washington Region and the Carolina Region. Bishop Helton also served four years as the presiding prelate of the 10th Episcopal District, including churches in Africa and the Caribbeans. Bishop Helton retired from active ministry during the 2006 General Conference of the CME Church in Memphis, TN.
Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at the Parkwood Institutional CME Church, 802 Tom Hunter Road, Charlotte, NC 28213-1021. Rev. Roderick D. Lewis is pastor.