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John Cole Heath, Jr

August 31, 1943 ~ November 1, 2022 (age 79)
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Obituary “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Psalm 23.

John Cole Heath, Jr., son of the late John Heath, Sr., and Gossie Lee Heath, was born on August 31, 1943, in Warren County, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bruce Heath.

He entered into rest on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, while resting peacefully at home in Norwood, Georgia.

He joined the Rocky Branch Baptist Church at an early age. There, he worked faithfully throughout his life. He served as deacon, church clerk, and teacher for Sunday school and Bible study. He married Mattie Mae Thomas on August 30, 1965.

He worked primarily in the construction industry throughout his life. He retired from R. W. Allen after 25 years of service. He also worked 25 years previously for other construction companies. He had a strong passion for working on his farm and helped provide vegetables to many people within the community. He was faithful and diligent in his service at each place of employment.

He leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Mattie Mae Heath of Norwood, GA; two sons, Kenneth Heath of Hinesville, GA; Ty (Wanda) Heath of Braselton, GA; four grandchildren, Devin Heath, Jeremiah Lewis, Kennedy Heath, and Jayden Heath; seven siblings, Barbara (Willie) Walton of Detroit, MI, Pauline Lott of Warrenton, GA, Evelyn Grier of Augusta, GA, Patricia (Wilcher) Spikes of Savannah, GA, Marcia (Federa) Henderson of Evans, GA, Gossie (Christopher) Mathis of Orangeburg, SC, Lyndon (Gloria) Heath, Sr., of Norwood, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and devoted friends

Services entrusted to Dawson’s Mortuary ~98 Hopgood St. Warrenton, GA

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Funeral Service
November 6, 2022

2:00 PM
Rocky Branch Baptist Church
409 Sam Collins Rd NW
Norwood, GA 30821

Interment following funeral service
November 6, 2022

Rocky Branch Baptist Church
409 Sam Collins Rd NW
Norwood, GA 30821

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John Heath, Jr

August 31, 1943-November 1, 2022

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