Gloria Gail Hellums went to be with our Lord on June 3, 2018 at the
age of 66. She was born in Bastrop, Texas to Sylvia and Harold Hellums.
Gail graduated from Bastrop Highschool with the class of 1969. She
went on to receive her Bachelor's degree in arts and education from
Southwest Texas State University (TSU) and then her Master's degree
in education and reading specialty from the University of Texas.
She began her teaching career in Bastrop and ended it in Lockhart. She
retired from the education system after 30 years. Gail's teaching was
not limited to a classroom as she was a mentor to anyone needing
guidance and counseling.
Gail's other hobbies and passions included theatre arts, both on stage
and directing. Her love for all people is unmatched.
She is preceded in death by her parents. Gail is survived by her sister,
Lana Turner and her husband Gene; brother, Denis Hellums and his
wife Donna; niece and nephews, Terry Turner, Lyn Turner, Jeremy
Hellums (Kari), Aaron Hellums (Katie), Matthew Hellums (Alex), Matthew
Foster (Heather), Christa Shipwash; fifteen great nieces and nephews;
extended family and close friends Chris and Morgan Nutt.
A celebration of Gail's life will be held at 10:00am at the Cedar Creek
United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 16, 2018.