Dudley Heath

Dudley Heath

Sunday, November 8th, 1953 Friday, March 29th, 2019

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Obituary for Dudley Lee Heath

Perry, GA – Dudley Lee Heath, 65, was released from his earthly pains on March 29, 2019 and is now in the arms of our Lord. A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held on Monday, April 1, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, in honor of Dudley’s passion for helping children.
Dudley was born on November 8, 1953 in Enterprise, AL to the late Fred Milton and Mary Glenn (Marsh) Heath. His family moved to Fort Gaines, GA when he was in elementary school. Dudley attended Middle Georgia College, Georgia Southwestern and graduated with a B.S. in Social Work from the University of Alabama. On December 31, 1976 he married the love of life, Emily. They lived in Tuscaloosa, AL, Fort Gaines, GA, Montezuma, GA and in 1986 moved to Perry, GA. Dudley began working for Production Credit Associates, then Federal Land Bank and he medically retired from Ag Georgia Farm Credit in 2004.
Dudley enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling with Emily. He also enjoyed making wooden crosses that would hang on your rearview mirror.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 42 years, Emily (Jones) Heath; siblings: Fred Heath, Jr. (Jean) of Greenville, SC, Hedy Stowers (Bo) of Destin, FL and Mary White of Ashford, AL; nieces & nephews: Laura Case, Ben Heath, Lori Williams, Tommy Lindsey, Tonya Brown and Heather Beardslee; aunts: Hilda Forehand and Helen Harrell of Enterprise, AL; 13 great nieces and nephews, many cousins, wonderful neighbors and friends and his cat, Gizmo.
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    Monday, April 1st, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel and Crematory
    2932 Hwy. 41 N
    Fort Valley, GA
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    Monday, April 1st, 2019
    4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Angela Conner

Ms. Emily,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I know you have many beautiful memories of your life together.
I am very sad I wasn’t able to come by and see you during the visitation and celebration of your husband’s life. I would have been there if I hadn’t been out of town.
I think of you often and I hope to see you soon in the coming days with summer approaching.
Comment | Posted at 08:52am via Condolence

Joan Hill

Emily, Gerald and I are shocked to see that Dudley died in March. We send our love and prayers for you. May you find peace and know our condolences are sincere.
Comment | Posted at 09:44pm via Condolence

Pamela F.

Dear Family,

Please accept my condolences. The sting of death is hard to bear. Our Heavenly Father, Jehovah, understands our sorrow. He doesn’t want us hurting. In fact, in His Word, the Bible, He gives us encouragement. It’s explained in His Word about why death and suffering happen. Additionally, He helps us to understand that this was not meant to be. Acts 24:15, in the Bible, notes that there will be a resurrection! Revelation 21:4 mentions that our Creator promises that death, mourning, and pain will be things of the past. What’s more, 1 Corinthians 15:26 confirms that death will be brought to nothing. Imagine that! A world in which there’ll be no more death. Can you picture it?

I am encouraging you to take heart! Currently, your loved one is now resting. But, in the very near future, that loved one will be raised---resurrected---to the prospect of living here, on earth—FOREVER! This is a PROMISE from our Creator, HIMSELF! Isn’t that wonderful, good news? I hope these words of encouragement have done for you what I have intended for them to do. And, that is, to provide you with some comfort, peace, and strength. For further spiritual information and encouragement, I invite you to visit
Comment | Posted at 11:53am via Condolence

Sheila Horan Skipper

Mrs. Heath,
I am sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. You were an inspirational HS teacher of mine, one that I have never forgotten! You encouraged me to strive for greatness, live to my fullest potential and see the best in myself. I am forever thankful to have had you as a teacher, you were the BEST! I am deeply sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that he is in the presence of Greatness.
My deepest sympathy,
Sheila Horan Skipper
Class of 1986 Americus HS
Comment | Posted at 10:21am via Condolence

Emily Heath

Sheila, thank you so much for these kind words. I was honored to be a part of your education at AHS. I would love to hear how you are and all that has transpired since 1986!
Posted at 09:59pm

Pam Ekey

Emily, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Susan Cantrell has my contact information. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Pam Ekey
Comment | Posted at 07:19pm via Condolence

Emily Heath

Thank you so much Pam.
Posted at 10:00pm

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