Carrie (Helton) Harris
Carrie Helton Harris found her way into funeral service while also pursuing stand-up comedy in Virginia Beach, VA, back in 2003. Today, with her husband, Mike, she is the owner/operator of Helton & Harris Funeral Homes, located in her hometown of Danville, Indiana, and also in Clayton, Indiana. She holds a BA in Communication from Hanover College; a Mortuary Science Degree from Norfork State University, Norfolk, VA; Past Procurement Technician and Donor Coordinator with the Lions Medical Eye Bank of Eastern Virginia; Board Member of the Indiana Donor Network Funeral Advisory Board; Member of Fountain National Academy- completing Techniques for Post-mortem Reconstructive Surgery; Life Cycle Celebrant with the Insight Institute and the Celebrant Foundation and Institute - creating ceremonies for both funerals and weddings.
Carrie is an educator and has been invited to speak and share her embalming and restorative techniques with several funeral director associations. In 2018 she was invited to speak at the Fountain National Academy, Bi-annual Conference, for the Advancement in Embalming and Restorative Techniques.
Carrie is a steward of good mental health, advocating for confirmation versus denial, solutions versus speculation, and laughter versus despair.
"When we allow both the comedies and tragedies of our lives to be witnessed and shared, we honor ourselves, and our laughter says, 'I CHOOSE to survive.'"