Tina Rector Herron

July 25, 1973March 2, 2018
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TINA RECTOR HERRON CONOVER – On Friday, March 2nd, Tina’s earthy battle ended and her heavenly journey began. Born on July 25, 1973 in Catawba County, she was the daughter of Tony Rector and Kathy McNeely. To many, she was the epitome of all that’s good and virtuous, compassionate and overflowing with empathy and love. And to others, she was inspiring; a beacon of strength and courage, fearless and always in complete command of her fight. Yet to most who really knew her, she was a mighty woman filled with faith, solely dependent on one thing, her God. There was no mistaking the fact that she was completely and wholeheartedly given over to Jesus. She believed in her healing. She expected her healing. And now, she has her healing. Separated for him, committed to him and now received by him. Tina is preceded in death by her step-mom, Janey Rector; grandfather, Bill McNeely; grandmother, Dorothy Rector, and grandparents, Betty Houck and Odel Houck. Tina is survived in death by her loving husband, James Herron, sons, Zack and Josh Herron; daughter, Deanna Herron, ; mother, Kathy Young; father, Tony Rector; brother, Thad Rector; grandfather, Phifer Rector; grandmother, Janet McNeely; sister-in-law, Patsy Sigmon; and a number of other family members. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2 PM at Fresh Fire Church with Pastor Sam Crowe and Pastor Warren Marcum officiating. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Ridge Senior Community. Condolences may be left at The Herron Family is under the care of Catawba Funeral Home.


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  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 10, 2018

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Mandy Elmore

March 9, 2018

Tina was one of the best friends I’ve ever had! It is hard to have people in your life you can call a true friend. Tina was was that and more. She was like a sister to me. She always had an encouraging word no matter what she was going through. I will treasure our friendship and our memories for the rest of my life. I am encouraged to know I will see Tina again even though I miss her terribly! Jayme, Deanna, Josh, and Zach: please know that I am here in anyway and anything you need, all you have to do is ask. I truly mean that with all of my heart. Love you all so much!!❤️

Tina Artis

March 8, 2018

I met Tina last year, when her twin Deanna asked our daughter Tamiya to go to the Mts. with them. We had sooo much in common our names our football team (GreenBay Packers) the love of The Lord. She talked about how she use to sing in the choir at church I told her I use to sing in the choir at church. I hope your singing in “The Heavenly Choir. If I’d of know time wasn’t on our side I would of stayed the night. She was a very beautiful person inside and out. Thank you James & Deanna for sharing her. Keeping you guys in our prayers. We love you... James & Deanna if you need ANYTHING we are just a telephone call away...

Mike, Tina, & Tamiya Artis

Amber Burris

March 8, 2018

I remember the first time I met Tina she welcomed me as if she knew me forever. We went shopping and had lunch. Had a blast. My boys were with us and she treated them as her own. Loved my boys. She will be missed. We love you.

Rhonda White

March 7, 2018

Tina was such a hero and inspiration for many people. I am so very blessed to have met her and her loving family. May God bring peace to all she left behind. Tina May you be in peace with your God.
Know you all my thoughts and prayers.

Jeanna Lauffenburger

March 7, 2018

Tina was a special light in the world around her. I saw in her perseverance, hope, an attitude of gratitude, and a deep love for her family. I am thankful and blessed that our paths met for a brief time. She lives on in our memories of her, in our hearts and in the ways she impacted us. May the Holy Spirit and Comforter provide for your needs each and every day.

Todd Ledford

March 6, 2018

Tina was my boss at The Cognitive Connection in Hickory for several years and she had a big heart. I'll never forget the day while on the job of what I believe was the first symptom that something was wrong. She was scared and if I remember correctly she was taken to the hospital by some staff members. Eventually her health forced her to leave her employment with us and it was so sad for someone so young. I'm sorry for the Herron family and all the years of suffering she and her family endured as her illness progressed. Best Wishes to the family. Todd Ledford

Becky Harris

March 5, 2018

To Kathy, Jamie and Family -- There are no words for how sorry I am to hear about Tina. I know that she fought so hard for every day and was faithful in prayer for her healing. We can't understand why some receive healing here and some don't...I struggle with that myself. But what I know beyond the shadow of any doubt is that Tina's faith never wavered, nor did her love for the Lord. She trusted His plan for her life even on the hardest days...and I know she trusted Him to take care of each of you now. When I visited her at Trinity Ridge, I said, "You know that God never leaves you, don't you?" and she smiled real big, she nodded and said, 'He's here'. She couldn't say much more but she got that out and believed it with her entire being. That tumor can't hurt her or hinder her any longer...I have no doubt she's singing and praising as I write this. I'm lifting you all in love and prayer. ♥