Jean Heckadon McCormick

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Jean Heckadon McCormick
AIKEN, SC - Mrs. Jean Heckadon McCormick, 68, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016 at her residence after a 2 year long courageous battle with Melanoma.
Mrs. McCormick was born in Almirante, Panama. She is the daughter of the late Philip and Catherine Simpson Heckadon of Evans, GA. Jean spent most of her formative years in Bakersfield, CA. She graduated from the University of the Pacific with a degree in Education. Jean then earned a Bachelor's in nursing degree from Cornell University followed by a Masters in Nursing from Yale University. She began her nursing career in the Cardio-Thoracic ICU at New York Hospital and soon after moved to Connecticut where she worked for many years in the Primary Care unit at Norwalk Hospital as a nurse practitioner. As one of the first nurses at Brunswick School in Greenwich, CT, Jean established and implemented medical policies to ensure student safety and compliance with state law. During her 10 + years as a Nurse Practitioner at Westhill High School in Stamford, CT, she lead a student nutrition club, which was highlighted on the CBS morning news toward the end of her tenure. In addition, Jean believed in every student's potential and encouraged underprivileged youth to work hard and dream big. She continued to use her gift as an educator while on faculty at Yale. Jean resided in Darien, CT for over 25 years. During that time, she was an active member of her church, Noroton Presbyterian. Most recently, she retired and settled in Aiken, SC.
Beyond her professional life and accomplishments, Jean was a loving mother, devoted wife, and a beloved daughter. Her commitment to helping others, educating children and caring for the sick speak to her selfless nature and embody her overall passion to making the world a better place. Jean will be greatly missed!
Jean is survived by her husband, Peter Carroll McCormick; a daughter Ellen Catherine McCormick of Arlington, VA; a son, Peter Carroll McCormick, Jr. and daughter-in-law Mary of Charlotte, NC; two grandchildren, Mallory and Finn McCormick of Charlotte, NC; and her mother Catherine Heckadon of Evans, GA.
In Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Friends of Forman Christian College, 3434 Roswell Rd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, or the MD Anderson Melanoma Moonshot Program, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486. You may also donate to the Moonshot Program at the following website, hhttps://gifts.mdanderson.org/mdanderson/main.php/micro_sites/showpage?id=86
A memorial service will be held at Jean's residence in Aiken, SC on June 4th, 2016 at 11 am with the Rev. Brian Coulter officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 924 HAYNE AVE., AIKEN, SC
Jean's online guest book may be signed at www.shellhousefuneralhome.com
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star from May 11 to May 22, 2016
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