Tina Helton

Obituary of Tina Marie Helton

Tina Marie Peckham was born in Jackson, Michigan on March 11, 1966 to the union of Danny and Janet Peckham. Raised in Parma, Michigan, she grew up a “country girl” and had a deep appreciation for rural life.   Tina had a special bond with John Valicenti Jr. and the couple would share a home and many experiences.   Her canine companions “Tigger”, a Pit Bull, and “T-bone”, a Chihuahua, were always at her side.  

Tina enjoyed being in the outdoors. She enjoyed camping and spent the summers maintaining her lawn and flower garden. Tina relaxed playing word puzzles and other games on her phone. A people person, she had a heart of gold and was very generous.  

Tina Marie Helton, age 55, of Monroe, Monroe, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 29, 2021 after a valiant, eight-year struggle with declining health.   Her passing was preceded by her maternal grandmother. 

Left to cherish her memory are her companion of more than twenty-two years:  John Valicenti Jr. of Monroe; seven children:  Samantha (Melissa) Kenney, Kenny Helton, Anthony Helton, Hannah Helton, Joseph Helton, Zachary Helton, and Samuel Peckham; a step-son: Shane Valicenti; parents: Danny and Janet Peckham; one sister: Crystal (Jamie) Sumner; one brother: Chip Peckham; and many grandchildren.  

No public services are planned, a memorial service may be planned at a later date and Tina’s care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe; 14567 South Dixie Highway, Monroe, Michigan 48161 (734) 241-7070.   Cremation will take place through Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan. 

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