Vernon "Billy" Heflin

August 13, 1937June 8, 2018

Shreveport, LA – Services celebrating the life of Vernon “Billy” Heflin, 80, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel with Reverend Dale Sauls officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park. The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the funeral home.

Billy was born in Cotton Valley, LA on August 13, 1937 and passed away on June 8, 2018 in Shreveport, LA. He worked as a butcher and a meats manager for Safeway for many years. Billy took great pride in raising his garden each year always eager to share his harvest with family and friends. He enjoyed spending time on his tractor and tiller and was a hard worker ensuring that he always provided for his family. Many would say he was “old school”, lived a common-sense lifestyle, and instilled that there was wrong and there was right. Billy was a dedicated husband, father, and papaw. He was loved by all that knew him. Billy was preceded in death by his parents, William and Iva Zada Mae Heflin; granddaughter, Natasha White; brothers, J.C. James, Gentry James and Buddy Heflin and sister, Margie Ramsey.

Billy is survived by his wife of nearly 48 years, Virginia Heflin; children, Marion Sanders, Charles Heflin, Elizabeth Ferguson (Earl), Rhonda Carter, Katie Foshee (Mark), Will Heflin (Jessica) and Heather Moffatt; grandchildren, Jessica, Jeremy, Jennifer, Jamie, Billy, Justin, Christopher, April, Lauren, Amanda, Chase, Holden, Micah, Branden, Sara Grace and Makenzie as well 11 great grandchildren and sister, Betty Jean Heflin. Pallbearers will be Mark Foshee, Earl Ferguson, Christopher Heflin, Jeremy Womack, Billy Sanders, Justin White, Micah Heflin, Chase Gilcrease, Holden Gilcrease and Branden Moffatt.

The family would like to thank the staff at Lifecare Hospital and Dr. Huan Le for the care they provided. Condolences may be shared and the guest book signed online by visiting


  • William and Iva Zada Mae Heflin, Parents
  • Natasha White, Granddaughter
  • J.C. James, Brother
  • Gentry James, Brother
  • Buddy Heflin, Brother
  • Margie Ramsey, Sister
  • Virginia Heflin, Wife
  • Marion Sanders, Daughter
  • Charles Heflin, Son
  • Elizabeth Ferguson and husband Earl, Daughter
  • Rhonda Carter, Daughter
  • Katie Foshee and husband Mark, Daughter
  • Will Heflin and wife Jessica, Son
  • Heather Moffatt, Daughter
  • Betty Jean Heflin, Sister
  • Grandchildren, Jessica, Jeremy, Jennifer, Jamie, Billy, Justin, Christopher, April, Lauren, Amanda, Chase, Holden, Micah, Branden, Sara Grace and Makenzie as well 11 great grandchildren.

  • Mark Foshee
  • Earl Ferguson
  • Christopher Heflin
  • Jeremy Womack
  • Billy Sanders
  • Justin White
  • Micah Heflin
  • Chase Gilcrease
  • Holden Gilcrease
  • Branden Moffatt


  • Visitation Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 11, 2018

Vernon "Billy" Heflin

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Stephanie Heard Bloxom

June 9, 2018

Thank you so much Mr. Billy for being a friend to my daddy for many years and for being a great neighbor! Praying for comfort and peace for the family!


June 9, 2018

I was blessed to know and visit with Bro. Billy the past few years. Our prayers are being lifted up for Mrs. Elaine and the rest of the family. “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4