Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Young's Chapel Church for Selma Stevenson Heath, 81, of Hokes Bluff, who passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. She will lie in state one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Joey Hanner will officiate. The burial will be at Young's Chapel Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.
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Mrs. Heath grew up in the Tar Hills of North Carolina. She was a devoted wife and mother. Her marriage to a military man took them to several continents around the world, and together they raised six children. She loved to help people and animals and had a servant's heart. Mrs. Heath was a devout woman of faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Lee Heath; brothers, Weldon Stevenson, Ray Stevenson and Roger Stevenson; and grandson, Jason Alan Heath.
Mrs. Heath is survived by her daughters, Reatha (Jerry) Waddell, Betty (Jimmie) Wetzel and Mary (Cliff) Williford; sons, Robert (Teresa) Heath, Glean Heath Sr. and Glean (Sarah) Heath Jr.; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.
Special thanks to the staff of Amedisys Hospice and the members of Union No. 3 Baptist Church.
The family will accept friends from 6 to 8 this evening at Collier-Butler Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com.
Published in The Gadsden Times on Aug. 14, 2014