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HEACOX Paula Bucca Heacox, 38, loving wife, daughter, and sister passed peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 after a courageous nine-year battle with melanoma. Born on September 5, 1973 in Jacksonville, Florida, she grew up in Ormond Beach, Florida graduating from Father Lopez Catholic High School. She was a graduate of The Florida State University College of Business where she majored in accounting and was a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. Upon graduation Paula moved to Jacksonville, Florida where she began her career as a certified public accountant. For fourteen years she was employed at LBA Certified Public Accountants as a senior manager. Paula was a member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church. She was instrumental in bringing the Melanoma Research Foundation (www.jacksonvillemelanoma.org) to Jacksonville, FL to provide melanoma and skin cancer advocacy and awareness to our community. Paula was preceded in death by her mother Nellie Canto Bucca. She is survived by her husband of 11 years, Christopher Heacox; dad, Michael Bucca, sister, Maria Bucca Smith (Charles), grandfather, Russell Bucca, Sr, father-in-law, Scott Heacox (Diane); brother-in-law, Ian Heacox (Amy); and nieces and nephews, Harrison and John Heacox and Michael, Anna, & Abby Smith. Visitation will be held Friday, September 9, 2011 between 5:00 and 7:00 P.M. at Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel; Rosary at 7:00 P.M. Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, September 10, 2011 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church with Father Jose Kulathinal and Father Caesar Russo, co-celebrants. In lieu of flowers Paula's wishes were that donations be made to support front-line melanoma research at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Melanoma Medical Oncology, In Honor of Paula Heacox, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030. HARDAGE-GIDDENS OAKLAWN CHAPEL, 4801 San Jose Blvd is serving the family. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union from Sept. 9 to Sept. 10, 2011
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