Colleen Louise Heaton

November 8, 1929 ~ January 24, 2016

Born in: Erwin, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Colleen Louise Bogart Heaton, 86, of Johnson City, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016 in Cornerstone Village. Colleen was a native of Erwin. She was a daughter of the late Fred and Leora Peterson Bogart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Mark Francis Heaton; daughter, Debra Elaine Heaton; sister, Maxine Litle; and brothers, Jimmy and Jerry Bogart. Survivors include: her three children, Patrick Heaton and his wife Karen Ann, Beth Markland, and Eric Heaton and his wife Debbie; four grandchildren, Michael Heaton and his wife Nicole, Ryne Heaton, Robert Markland and his wife Sara, and Brittany Heaton; two great grandchildren, Kirsten and Connor Heaton; brother, Fred Bogart and his wife Mindy; and several nieces and nephews. Colleen traveled the world. She raised her five children in Libya, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines before returning to Washington County. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and crossword puzzles. Colleen worked all her life while at times raising her five children on her own. She never complained and held her family together through the tragedy of losing two of her children to diabetes. Her friends and family dearly miss her quiet strength and unyielding compassion. A graveside service is scheduled for 2 pm Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Evergreen Cemetery in Erwin. Rev. Eric Heaton will officiate. Family and friends are requested to meet at Morris-Baker at 1 pm Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Pat, Michael, Ryne, Karen & Families: We are so deeply sorry to hear of your loss. I miss Nanny Coty walking down the Tree Streets with U 2 Kidos. I know she was a big part of your life & is a great Mom to all of us, Amen. She will be deeply missed & loved by all that she has touched. I loved her sweet, loving spirit with a care for everyone she come across paths with. She is love & Love is Wisdom. I love you all. J’taime avec tout mon coeur (I Love You With All My Hearth, Francais). –Shelly

  2. Anonymous says:

    Preacher Eric & family, May God hold you in His loving arms, & give you comfort, as only He can. Many thoughts, much love & Always prayers, the Salyer family

  3. Anonymous says:

    The Heaton family, Im sorry to hear of nanna Cody’s passing. She was a very sweet woman that has blessed us all with her warm presence and memories.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Beth, we have just learned of your mother’s death, as we are in FL and have been for several weeks. Please know our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Pat, Karen, Ryne & family – Please accept our deepest sympathies in the passing of your mom & grandma. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Again we are so sorry for your loss.

  6. Anonymous says:

    We loved nana Cody as did all who knew her. We remember her big smile when we visited her at Appalachian Village. I wish she and my mother had had a chance to meet. Maybe they will now. Love to you all, will see you soon. Libba and Danny

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