Judith Carol Heaton

Published 12:05 pm Monday, March 18, 2024

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Judith Carol ‘Judy’ Heaton, 80, of Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2024, at her residence. She was born May 24, 1943, in Erwin, Tennessee, to the late Shelby Robert Rowland Jr. and Margaret Bowers Rowland. She had lived in Elizabethton most of her life. Judy was retired from Texas Instruments-Siemens after 20 years of service. After retirement from there, she was employed at Walgreens as a Beauty Consultant.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton. In earlier years, she was involved in Sunday School, Bible School, and the Prison Ministry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jackson Daniel ‘Jack’ Heaton, who passed away November 8, 2003, by a son, Jackson Daniel ‘Danny’ Heaton, and a brother, Shelby Robert Rowland III.

Survivors include two sons: Scott (Diane) Heaton of Elizabethton and John (Nikki) Heaton of Ozark, Alabama. Six grandchildren: Lauren (Joe) Arnett, Audrey (Patrick) Kittle, Emily Heaton, Hadden Heaton, Sarah Heaton, and Tala Pierce. One brother: Gordon (Kay) Rowland of Gray, TN. Also, several nieces and nephews. A sister-in-law, Janice Maupin, and a brother-in-law, Jim (Kelly) Heaton.

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Graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2024, in Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Lowell Shell officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family would like to express a special thank you to the Amedisys staff for the excellent care she received. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:20 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.

Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Heaton family.