Velma Reese Moore Heaggans

Posted at 6:30 PM on Mar 12, 2019

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Mrs. Velma Reese Moore Heaggans, 82, of Statesville, N.C., passed away into eternal peace on March 11, 2019, at the Gordon Hospice House following an extended illness. She was born in Iredell County on October 22, 1936, and was the daughter of the late Almer Lee Moore and Clearena McCombs Moore.

On January 20, 1957, Velma married the love of her life, Charlie “Uncle Sam” Heaggans. They were united in marriage for 59 years until his death. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Moore; a sister, Fannie Misher; a sister-in-law, Catherine Heaggans; a grandson, Oliver Tyrone Heaggans; and two great granddaughters, Aubrey Heaggans and Corena Peet.

Mrs. Velma was a graduate of Unity High School Class of 1955. She was a faithful member of Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, where she was a served on the Usher Board. Mrs. Velma worked at Shover Chair Co. and retired from Kewaunee Scientific Corporation after 20 years of service.

She leaves to mourn her daughters, Rita Heaggans, Charlette Harrell and Teresa Smith, all of Statesville; her sons, Craig (Rheda) Heaggans of Belleville Ill., Bernard (Deborah) Heaggans, Michael (Sherry) Heaggans and Anthony Reddick of Statesville, Charles Wayne (Vanessa) Heaggans of Cleveland, N.C.; a sister and best friend, Janice Cowan; a brother, Bobby (Helen) Moore; a brother-in-law, Joseph (Dorothy) Heaggans; six sisters-in-law, Onevva Heaggans, Alfredia (Robert) Blackwell, Melzetta Heaggans of Troutman, N.C., Gladys (George) Stevenson, Karee Heaggans, Vernie (John) Smith of Cleveland N.C.; 14 grandchildren, Jeremiah (Candace) Heaggans, Lanae (Tim) Mcdaniels, Shanita (Kevin) Peet, Tawanna (Aaron) Coward, Lakisha (Rodney) Hall, Michael Hayden, Joshua Heaggans, Ronald Heaggans, Dimiri Heaggans, Warren Heaggans, Shontay Ramseur, Wykesha Smith, Deshawn Heaggans and Chestean Harrell; 31 great-grandchildren, Jeremiah Heaggans Jr., Jamiah Heaggans, Makiah Heaggans, Trennon Heaggans, Komora Heaggans, Gabriel Heaggans, Malaysia Hall Laketia Adams, Janae Adams, Briana Everhart, Alterek Adams, Courtney Coward, Cyneisha Coward, Tracy Reddick, Treasean Reddick, Jeremiah McMillian, Marketa Turner, Janiya Davis, Arianya Mayfield, Dominica Blair, Donovan Blair, Jamirica Everhart, Janayasisa Everhart, Jalaya Everhart, Judaih Everhart, Jalen Heaggans, Syncere Heaggans, Nikyla Heaggans, Chakiris Ramseur, Khaliq Ramseur, Trae Heaggans, and Cary’ona Phifer; two great-great-grandchildren, Jayden McMillian and Harmonie Lynn; a special friend, Shelia Holmes; and a host of nephews, nieces, including two special nieces, Lenora Reid and Donna Heaggans, cousins, including a special cousin, Mary Lawrence, her church family, other relatives, neighbors and friends.

Rutledge & Bigham Mortuary is entrusted with arrangements.

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