Margie “Gail” Helton • September 7, 2022



Margie “Gail” Helton of Pensacola, Florida passed away on September 7, 2022.

Gail was deeply loved by her family and friends. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. She lived every day to the fullest and overcame every obstacle with grit and determination. She was the greatest example of hard work and true love to anyone that was blessed to know her. Our hearts will forever have a hole that only she could fill.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Helton; her father, MJ Helton; and a brother, Larry Helton.

Gail is survived by her son, Jason McDonald (Katie); her daughter, Tiffani Rowell (Dustin); her brothers, Jeff Helton (Kim), Tracy Helton (Kelly), and Buddy Helton (Faye); a sister, Jaynise Nordness (Mike); her life-long friend, Donald Peacock; a sister-in-law, Ceola Helton; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 1:00PM.

  1. Patty Rowell says:

    Gail, You were the best Nauna to our grandkids and a wonderful mom and mother in law to Tiffani and Dustin. I will miss you at all our family gatherings and sports events!❤️❤️

  2. Sara starnes says:

    I’m terribly sorry to all of you and working every day with her, I tell you, she absolutely loved all of her grandchildren and kids and Donald too. As well as the rest of her family. I heard such wonderful things about everyone all the time. I loved her so much from the bottom of my heart! She gave me a bed to sleep and place to live when I was in a rut. I’m praying for all of you healing! – Sara Starnes

  3. Nikki says:

    She was my God-mother. She was my mother’s best friend so I knew her since I was born. She was always there for me and Had a heart of gold. I’ll miss her so dearly.

  4. Terry Ratcliff says:

    Gail was my ride or die my partner in crime and the best bartender the Lion’s Den ever had she is loved and will be greatly missed this is not goodbye just see you later my thoughts and prayers go out to her family

  5. MS. LAURA says:

    MY BFF WAS THE BEST AMAZING FRIEND IN THE WORLD. I WAS HER “”BEAN”. I MISS HER SO SO MUCH. RIHEAVEN MY SISTER AND MY BFF FOR LIFE. I AM MISSING YOU DEARLY 😢😢😢PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

  6. Angela Rodriguez says:

    This has came to me as a great shock! I know she was having some medical issues but this is just to soon! She will be deeply missed!! I hope to see her one day in Heaven. I pray for her family’s loss. RIP

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