In Loving Memory of

Annie Elizabeth Corbin Heckard


Annie Elizabeth Corbin Heckard, 72, died on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at ET York Hospice Care Center.


Mrs. Heckard was born in Old Town to Berry and Ethel Peacock Corbin on July 3, 1940, She graduated from Williston High School, and moved to Gainesville in 1958.

Annie was an Assistant Manager with Bell South and trained the Operators.

She was a member of WestsideBaptistChurch. She loved serving the Lord and was a devout Christian Woman.

Annie loved quilting and shopping for the quilting materials.  But first and foremost in her life was her family.  She loved caring for everyone, extended family included.


Mrs. Heckard was preceded in death by her husband, and 2 brothers, Nelson and Kenneth.

She is survived by her children William Barry Heckard, and Susan Heckard Petty;  2 brothers, Johnny and James Corbin; 2 sisters,Kathryn Deen and Marion Barbour. She also has 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.


The family will receive friends at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, on Friday, March 29, 2013 from 5 -7 pm. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 10:00 am at WestsideBaptistChurch, 10000 Newberry Rd., Gainesville, FL., Burial will be in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery, in Old Town.


In lieu of flowers Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Haven Hospice 4200 N.W. 90th Blvd.Gainesville, FL32606


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6 Responses

  1. Alice Tchou at · Reply

    It was a pleasure to meet and get to know Anne. She always had her family at the front of any conversation and the love for them was evident. She will be missed and remembered by all who knew her.
    Alice Tchou

  2. Billie Sue McDonell Johnson at · Reply

    Annie and I road the school bus together to Williston High School. I remember her and her family as wonderful, kind people. I was so sorry to read about her death. Sincerely, Billie Sue

  3. Pamela M. Croy at · Reply

    I never knew Mrs. Heckard, however I know Her daughter, Susan~~If it is true that “the apple never falls far from the tree”, then I would have liked Mrs. Heckard immensley, and , She still lives in Her daughter and Her son .
    The day will come when I will meet her, but, until then, I wish Her a safe journey to Her rightful place among the stars.

    Myself and My husband send our most heartfelt condolences to the family.

    Mrs. L.M. Croy

  4. Callie Williams at · Reply

    Dear Susan and Corbin,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Granny Annie was a very special person, and I am thankful I had the opportunity to know her. I always looked forward to our afternoon car pickup chats. She was so kind and so cheerful. I know that words do not come close to taking away the sorrow you feel, but I pray that God will fill you with peace that passes understanding. I will continue praying for you in the days and weeks to come.

    Mrs. Williams

  5. Sam and Carol Parker at · Reply

    It was wonderful to be with you at Forest Meadows and help you with the flower base.Many of our friends were trained at work by your mother.I also moved to Gainesville in 1958 to enjoy the many events of the area.Thanks

  6. Jane Greene at · Reply

    Sorry to hear about the loss of a beautiful woman in the Lord. May God comfort her family and friends. Every time I saw her she always had the beautiful smile. Tons of blessings on everyone.

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