Eldridge (E.A.) Helwick Jr., 70, of Gulfport, Mississippi, passed away suddenly on October 1st from an apparent heart attack in Gulfport. Eldridge was born on Nov. 28, 1951 to Eldridge Anthony Helwick Sr. and Quincy Louise Winston in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Eldridge was a native and lifelong resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, business owner of Sound Advice, The Video Library, and VCR Express Repair, and avid cancer researcher. Eldridge devoted the last twenty years of his life to sharing the knowledge he had gained through his extensive research on how the body is capable of healing itself through proper nutrition, minimizing stress, and erasing emotional trauma which can often trigger a cancer diagnosis. He was lovingly referred to as “Dr. Helwick” by those whose lives he had impacted through his compassionate care, most of which are still alive today.
With his entrepreneurial drive and brilliant business mind, Eldridge was eager to start his own business shortly after graduating from St. John’s High School in 1970. A perfectionist by nature, Eldridge was intent upon doing everything he did with a spirit of excellence. Eldridge loved his family dearly, good conversation, pickleball, and the simple things of life, including his yearly drive to Schulenburg, Texas to see the bluebonnets in the springtime and his drive to Boone, North Carolina in the fall to experience the change of seasons, beautiful mountains, and waterfalls.
Eldridge is preceded in death by his son, Tre (Eldridge Helwick III), his father, Eldridge Anthony Helwick Sr., and his mother, Quincy Louise Winston Helwick. Survivors include his daughter, Chelsea White, grandchildren, Allison, Namae, and David, and siblings: Lindsey Helwick of Gulfport, Paula Vondenstein and brother-in law Harold Vondenstein of Gulfport, Louis Helwick of Gulfport, Joe Helwick of Gulfport, Dottie Goad and brother-in-law, Daniel Goad Jr., of Long Beach, Imelda Helwick of San Antonio, Texas, Rosie Winston of Fairfax, Virginia, and Mary Quincy Winston of Rockville Centre, New York, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at Bradford-O’Keefe, 1726 15th Street in Gulfport, on Saturday, Oct. 15th, 2022. Visitation: 10:00AM-12:00 Noon, Memorial service: 12:00 Noon-1:00PM. Cremation in lieu of burial service with ashes to be scattered on a later date.