Leota LaRae Stephens Heath

Published 5:49 pm Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Leota LaRae Stephens Heath, 80, died Monday, May 8, 2017 after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Anna Stephens, and her son, Gary Wayne Heath. She is survived by her husband, Joe E. Heath; son, Michael E. Heath (Valerie); nephew, Steve Harris (Patti); and grandsons, Andy and Morgan Heath.

LaRae was a member of Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Deposit, Ala. She was a founding member of the Alabama Chapter of COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors). She traveled often volunteering her time to those families that had suffered the death of a loved one in law enforcement.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home with Reverend Bob Watts officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing. Burial will follow at Sunrise Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to COPS, P.O. Box 3199 Camdenton, MO 65020 or the Gary Heath Scholarship Fund at Troy University.

For online condolences, please visit www.dunklinanddanielsfh.com.