Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine)

3926 Devine ST, Columbia, SC


Elizabeth Todd Heckel

February 24, 1953March 19, 2020

Elizabeth Todd Heckel was born on February 24, 1953 in Columbia, SC and passed away on March 19, 2020.


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Kathlyn Haddock

April 3, 2020

So many good memories with Elizabeth. She could meet a person and five minutes later, turn around to introduce that person to another, giving a full introduction so that you felt she had known the individual all her life. And she remembered those details for all future meetings. She made every life event even more special. She will be missed!!!

Bret Kloos

April 1, 2020

Elizabeth was such a warm person. At USC Psychology Department events, she sought us out to ask how we were and wanted to know about our recent work. When we saw her around Columbia, she would be the first to greet us and always asked about our daughters. I have come to learn that Elizabeth was a nurturing presence for generations of Clinical-Community doctoral psychology students and faculty ... for at least 30 years. She and Bob were steadfast supporters of students and their development, many of whom would come to visit them when they returned to Columbia. After Bob, passed, Elizabeth continued to support students in the Department and reached out to alumni across the country. For many, many past students, faculty, and staff at USC, we will miss you and appreciate the example of a life well lived.

Bret Kloos

Leanne Thompson

March 31, 2020

Elizabeth was a true friend! I will truly miss her, especially her beautiful smile and great stories.
One of my fondest memories is when her and others planned my 50th surprise birthday party at my own home without me even knowing. Elizabeth was a thoughtful woman with a big heart. She helped so many diabetics in SC.
My heart hurts, but she is in heaven with Bob now.
I feel blessed to call Elizabeth my friend!
Leanne Thompson

Marilyn Canzater

March 31, 2020

She will truly be missed, her soul is resting and safe in God's hands. Let us all take what we have learned from her and use that knowledge for good RIP Sweet Angel

LaTonya Allen

March 31, 2020

Mrs. Elizabeth Todd Heckel made any room she walked in
Palmetto Health USC Family Medicine light up. Her presence was beautiful and she will be missed dearly.

LaTonya Allen

Mary Jackson

March 31, 2020

To the family of Ms. Elizabeth Heckel,
I have been a patient of the family practice for many years and have visited Ms. Heckel for my diabetic training and professional advise. She became (to me) my friend.

I saw Ms. Elizabeth in February. My last words to her were “ I love you! Her last words to me were “ I love you too.” She was truly
God sent to her professional calling and treated her patients as her personal friends. I grieve with you. May God continue to bless and keep you all in His care.
Mary Jackson
Patient and Friend of Ms. Elizabeth

Kat Reason

March 29, 2020

Elizabeth was a ray of sunshine that would brighten everyone's day.
I loved her jokes and her stories. I never met a more kinder, gentler spirit such as her. She always had a smile on her face and a piece of dark chocolate for us all. She impacted all of our lives at Family Medicine and is truly going to be missed. Although I am very saddened by her loss, I know she is with our Lord in heaven and shining brighter than ever. Goodbye my dear, sweet friend. Until we meet again. RIP


Carolyn Turner

March 29, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with her many friends and family.
Elizabeth was so compassionate and caring and everyone who knew her, loved her. She always made everyone feel welcome and I have so many fond memories of times that we have spent together over the past 40 years. Elizabeth has left a legacy that won't be forgotten and she will certainly be missed. I am so honored that I got to know her and know that she is now a very special angel watching over us!!!

elizabeth rice

March 28, 2020

Elizabeth was a lovely and endearing person. I helped her organize her yard and since we had been to Alaska with the Todd family twice, we had lots to share and talk about
Much love and sympathy to Betty, Cantey, George ,Rhett and especially Heyward who had shared time with her while at USC.
Joe and I are thinking of your family.

Lil Hayes

March 27, 2020

I met Elizabeth in the 90s through volunteer work with the JDRF. What a fierce, joyful woman! It is hard to explain what having someone like her to look up to was like, to have another grown woman who was also a lifelong T1D, and "spoke my language". We would see each other every now and then, and when I saw her after my son was diagnosed, she hugged me so hard. We will be without our most outspoken advocate and friend.