MINNEAPOLIS, N.C. — Mava Young Heaton, age 90, of Minneapolis, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Roan Highlands Nursing Home in Roan Mtn., TN.
A native of Avery County, she was born March 12, 1922, a daughter of the late P.L. and Nell Burleson Young.
She was a member of Minneapolis Christian Church and enjoyed working in the church, her flower garden, collecting angels, keeping a daily journal and telling stories about her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mava retired from the Avery County Department of Social Services.
Along with her parents, Mava was preceded in death by her: husband, James E. Heaton; sisters, Ava Vance, Iva Johnson, Evanell Young; brothers, Howard Young, Dayton Young; son-in-law, Barry Spratt.
A devoted, wife, mother and Nanny, Mava has left to cherish her memory her: son, Jim H. Heaton and wife, Pam, of Johnson City, TN; daughter, Lucia Spratt, of Marion, NC; brother, Wood Hall Young Sr., of Minneapolis; grandchildren; Tiffany Strasser, Lori DeVault, Jamee Roberts, Leah Shomaker, Mary Ruppe, Jimmy Shomaker; great grandchildren, Levi, Jack, Josie, Max, Summer, Hank, Jameson; special care givers, Sherry Rose, Jenny Jones, Kathie Stewart; many special nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mava Young Heaton will be conducted on Saturday, March 24th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Minneapolis Christian Church with Rev. Eddie Fine and Rev. Bryan Griffith officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Shoupe Family and Diane Pyatte, Pianist.
Interment will follow in the Minneapolis Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until the service hour.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 900 Spring St. Johnson City, TN; or the Minneapolis Christian Church, PO Box 58, Minneapolis, NC 28652.
Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.rsfh.net.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Heaton family. 828-733-2121