Every Lifetime
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Phillip Vogel | December 18th, 1941 - August 24th, 2016 74 Years

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Clara Mae Clayton | December 10th, 1930 - August 24th, 2016 85 Years

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Mary Esther Starling | August 23rd, 1920 - August 20th, 2016 95 Years

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Sara Holliday Burkett | June 14th, 1926 - August 20th, 2016 90 Years

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Kenneth Cecere | November 2nd, 1985 - August 19th, 2016 30 Years

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Janet Alexandra Jerome | June 1st, 1941 - August 17th, 2016 75 Years

Janet Alexandra Jerome passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the age of 75. She was born in Strangroen, Guyana on June 1, 1941, the second daughter of Jwalla and Bissoondai Persaud, who predeceased her. Janet is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Peter Jerome of Lakeland, Florida, two children, Sharon Jerome (Matt Newsom) of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Paul Jerome of Lakeland, Florida, as well as three grandchildren, Corinne, Jarrett, and Jaeden Newsom. She is al ... Read more

Richard Allen Armstrong | July 12th, 1922 - August 16th, 2016 94 Years

RICHARD (“Rich”) ALLEN ARMSTRONG passed away quietly on August 16, 2016 at the age of 94. He was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania on July 12, 1922, the second son of Edgar Manley Armstrong and Bertha Wheaton Armstrong, who predeceased him. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Marjorie Cameron Armstrong, of Lakeland, as well as his three children, Jennifer (Gail) West of Miami, Jill (Terry) Schafer of Rochester, Michigan, and Lee (Beth) Armstrong formerly of Villa Rica, ... Read more

Virginia Tuttle | December 26th, 1927 - August 15th, 2016 88 Years

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Dorothy Redfearn | July 22nd, 1922 - August 15th, 2016 94 Years

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Richard Watkins | April 22nd, 1933 - August 14th, 2016 83 Years

Richard W. (Dick) Watkins Safety Engineer – Insurance Industry Lakeland – Dick Watkins 83, went home to be with the Lord on August 14, 2016, at the Florida Presbyterian Homes in Lakeland, FL, from pancreatic cancer. He was born in Atlanta, GA, on April 22, 1933, to Robert Cunningahm and Eleanor Reamey Watkins. The family moved to Florida when he was 5 years old. His military service was in cryptography with the Army, 1953-1955. He graduated from St. Petersburg Sr. High, St. Petersbur ... Read more

John Arthur Lewis, Jr | November 12th, 1930 - August 14th, 2016 85 Years

J. Arthur "Art" Lewis, 85, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016, in Lakeland, FL. Art was born on November 12, 1930, in Wilmington, Delaware. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Art was preceded in death by his parents, J. Arthur and Jane Lewis and sister, Jane Marable. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, of Lakeland; his children, Anne Marie Gonzalez (Harry) of Lakeland, Timothy Lewis (Jo Ann) of Lakeland, Matthew Lewis (Dorothy) of Wesley Chapel, FL, and James Lew ... Read more

Juanita Meade | October 4th, 1922 - August 13th, 2016 93 Years

Lakeland – Juanita M. Meade passed away surrounded by loving family on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Graveside service on 08/18/16 at 10:00 am at Lakeland Memorial Gardens. ... Read more

June G. Naiman | April 23rd, 1934 - August 12th, 2016 82 Years

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Mary Lee Marvin | December 31st, 1921 - August 10th, 2016 94 Years

Mary Lee Marvin, 94 Lakeland - Mary Lee Marvin went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. She also worked for Sligh Clinic. She is survived by her daughter Lolli Burgner (Wayne), granddaughter, Heather Wall (Cody). A celebration of Life with the family will be on Tuesday August 16, 2016 from 5-6 p.m. with a service to follow at 6 p.m. at Heath Funeral Chapel, 328 South Ingraham Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801. In li ... Read more

 
 

2013 2014 Pursuit Award

Heath Funeral Chapel is proud to receive the NFDA’s Pursuit of Excellence Award for 2013 and 2014. This award is given in honor of outstanding programs and resources to bereaved families, active community involvement through innovative outreach programs, and ongoing educational and professional development opportunities for staff.

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Welcome to Heath Funeral Chapel

Losing a loved one is always difficult. Regardless of culture or religion you are faced with making quick decisions on how to honor and celebrate the life of someone you cherished. At Heath, you’ll get answers, advice and support – every step of the way. We will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect. We can help you create a tribute that lasts.

Foster Heath, Founder

Heath Funeral Chapel is family owned, and we’ve been your neighbor in Polk County since 1959. We have earned the trust of our community by celebrating the lives of the people they have loved. It is our honor to help you prepare the unique service that best remembers and celebrates your loved one. Our own beloved family patriarch, Foster Heath, passed away on April 14, 2012, after more than five decades of serving his community. We proudly carry on his legacy.

Bill Schichtel, Caroline Heath Schichtel
and Matthew Schichtel

“There is nothing as
wonderful as loving someone,

and nothing harder than losing them. I am in this business because I believe in life and celebrating every part of it. For three generations my family has lived in and loved Polk County. Your folks are our folks, and we are proud to provide exceptional personal care and attention. We work closely with you in honoring your loved one to ensure that every detail of their well-deserved tribute is perfect.”

Foster Heath
Founder | Heath Funeral Chapel


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Obituaries

Phillip Vogel

December 18th, 1941 - August 24th, 2016 74 Years

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Clara Mae Clayton

December 10th, 1930 - August 24th, 2016 85 Years

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Mary Esther Starling

August 23rd, 1920 - August 20th, 2016 95 Years

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Sara Holliday Burkett

June 14th, 1926 - August 20th, 2016 90 Years

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Kenneth Cecere

November 2nd, 1985 - August 19th, 2016 30 Years

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Janet Alexandra Jerome

June 1st, 1941 - August 17th, 2016 75 Years

Obit pic Janet Alexandra Jerome passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the age of 75. She was born in Strangroen, Guyana on June 1, 1941, t... Read more

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Richard Allen Armstrong

July 12th, 1922 - August 16th, 2016 94 Years

Obit pic RICHARD (“Rich”) ALLEN ARMSTRONG passed away quietly on August 16, 2016 at the age of 94. He was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania on July 12... Read more

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Virginia Tuttle

December 26th, 1927 - August 15th, 2016 88 Years

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Dorothy Redfearn

July 22nd, 1922 - August 15th, 2016 94 Years

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Richard Watkins

April 22nd, 1933 - August 14th, 2016 83 Years

Obit pic Richard W. (Dick) Watkins Safety Engineer – Insurance Industry Lakeland – Dick Watkins 83, went home to be with the Lord on August 14, 2016, ... Read more

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John Arthur Lewis, Jr

November 12th, 1930 - August 14th, 2016 85 Years

Obit pic J. Arthur "Art" Lewis, 85, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016, in Lakeland, FL. Art was born on November 12, 1930, in Wilmington, Delaware. He ... Read more

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Juanita Meade

October 4th, 1922 - August 13th, 2016 93 Years

Obit pic Lakeland – Juanita M. Meade passed away surrounded by loving family on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Graveside service on 08/18/16 at 10:00 am at Lakel... Read more

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Upcoming Events

AAA Senior Defensive Driver Class
Valuable guidance for all drivers 55+

Peggy Bonner

9 am to 3 pm
June 15, 2016

Manager
AAA Lakeland


$15 Members & Non-Members

July Grief Series:
Grief 101

Rica Walker LMHC

5:30 pm
July 12, 2016

Grief Services Coordinator
Good Shepherd Hospice


Space is Limited

July Grief Series:
Stages of Grief

Rica Walker LMHC

5:30 pm
July 19, 2016

Grief Services Coordinator
Good Shepherd Hospice


Space is Limited

July Grief Series:
The New Normal

Rica Walker LMHC

5:30 pm
July 26, 2016

Grief Services Coordinator
Good Shepherd Hospice


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