Lucille Evelyn Cox Heaton

Published 10:56 am Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Lucille Evelyn Cox Heaton, 94, of Elizabethton, Tenn., started singing in God’s heavenly choir October 11, 2021. She was born in Knoxville, Tenn., March 22, 1927 to the late Ethridge Cox and Lillie Elrod Cox. After marrying the love of her life, she made Elizabethton her treasured home and was so grateful for all God blessed her with in this life. Her secret to joy: she loved Jesus, her family, friends, making flowers bloom, painting, this amazing America, QVC and chocolate every day!
She was the epitome of a lady, yet had that mischievous gleam in her eye. Lucy was eccentric, funny, opinionated, gutsy, energetic and a true beauty inside and out. She trusted Jesus but kept a .22 hanging on her bedpost along with her dream catcher. Lucy was an artist in all she did; a flair for drama and oh how she could wear a hat!
If you were her friend, it was forever. If you were her family, you better not cross them.
She loved to sing, especially with her friends in the choir at First Baptist Church, who she lovingly referred to as “The Joyful Sinners” always with a little grin and shrug of her shoulders in good humor.
Lucy had a servant-heart that gave generously. PTA, Girl Scouts, helping raise money for causes dear to her heart. For years she shopped for people at Ivy Hall and drove the “Meals on Wheels“ van.
She cherished the privilege of being part of the live drama “Liberty” that commemorated the pioneers of this area. Lucy enjoyed every minute of the 21 years with it.
She longed to see those who waited for her in the presence of God.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Claude Cox and Dean Cox; sister, Barbara Livesay; loving husband, Stanley Heaton; son, Dennis Heaton; and plus loads of kith and kin.
Lucy’s family left here that miss her: Jana Rasnick and husband Bobby; Deborah Timko and husband Barry; Betty Lipscomb, Pam Heaton; grandchildren, Mackenzie Fugett and Brad, Meghan Heaton, Rachel Gregory and Paul, Jennifer Buck and Eric, Matthew Rasnick and Jessee, Robyn Fuder and David, Jeremiah Douglas, Blair Blycker and Jonathan, Ammi Hepler and Andy, Lori Lipscomb and Andy, Rebecca Rudd and Billy; sisters, Shirley Rucker and Willard, Carol Tolliver and Harold; brother, Roger Cox; and oodles of great-grandchildren, cousins and dear friends.
To celebrate our precious Lucy, there will be a private graveside service Saturday, October 23, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. A memorial service and celebration of Lucy’s life will be held at a time in the near future. Lucy was so proud of her husband’s service to this country in World War II and grateful for all those who willingly served for our sacred freedom, so in lieu of flowers, please give generously to Tunnel to Towers Foundation at Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the Heaton family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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