OBITUARY

Ann Corley Heath

April 14, 1935January 12, 2020

Ann Corley Heath, 84, of Jacksonville, FL passed away on January 12, 2020. She was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky on April 14, 1935 in Bell County. She graduated from Middlesboro High School. She married her first husband, Raymond Cary Corley, Sr., and the father of her six children, in 1952. They were married for 20 years.

Ann is survived by her husband and the love of her life, Robert Kyle Heath. They married on November 17, 1984. They have been together for over 35 years. Both were involved in their careers when they first met and found a lasting love together. They traveled to many countries, and many areas of the United States together. One of their favorite places to go was Las Vegas, and they sang at many locales when they would vacation there. Ann and Kyle created lasting memories for their blended family with travel opportunities, as well as the many wonderful holidays and get togethers at the homes they built where they made sure they had room for everyone to congregate. Holidays were always very happy times with many family members coming together to celebrate with them at their home.

Ann was retired from the Department of Labor where she had worked for 24 years. She was the first female compliance officer in the state of Florida. She had a passion for helping others, so this job was a perfect fit for her. She has been retired for many years and some of her grandchildren were not even aware of the career she had before. She has always had a passion for loving her family and friends. She never met a stranger and made friends very easily. Ann and Kyle shared a love for music and singing and shared that with everyone they knew. Singing with her husband, Kyle, to entertain themselves and others, as well as at special venues and events through the years was a favorite thing for them to do together. She had a great many work experiences throughout her life and traveled extensively. She and Kyle took several trips to Europe, and she was also known for taking her children and grandchildren on many trips through the years.

Ann is also survived by her sister, Mary Lou Biggerstaff of Richmond, Indiana. Her surviving children are Kathy Westberry (Darnell), Raymond Cary Corley, Richard Corley (Carol), Scott Corley (Teresa), John Corley, and Dona Kenny (Charles); her stepdaughters Toni O’Brien (Steve), and Kimberly Heath Reeder. She is the grandmother to 26 grandchildren (plus 11 spouses), and 31 great grandchildren. The very first great-great grandchild will be born this year (2020). She also leaves behind a great number of extended family members and friends who will mourn her loss.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and Richard Biggerstaff, her brother Bud Biggerstaff, sisters Beverly Biggerstaff, Betty Tyler, and Catherine Adkins; nephews Dennis Money (Butch), and Arnold Adkins. Also preceding her in death was her first husband, Raymond Corley, Sr. She was most recently preceded in death by her first granddaughter, Pamela Westberry, who died in 2019, and her great grandson, Kolby Jaxon Dukes who died in 2011.

Family will receive visitors at the Church of Eleven 22 at Regency, 651 Commerce Center Drive, Unit 100, Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, January 18th, from 1-2 pm for the viewing and visitation. The service taking place at 2 p.m. at the same location immediately after the visitation and viewing. Burial will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery at 4300 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL in the Garden of Devotion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice & Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 or give online at support.communityhospice.com

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Committal Service Saturday, January 18, 2020

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Benita Ingram

January 21, 2020

Miss Ann will be missed here on this Earth by many, but I'm sure she was welcomed home with open arms January the 12th 2020. She always made me feel welcome when I was around her she made me feel like family, that was her personality. I love you all and pray that God will strengthen you daily in knowing that you will see her again some day. With love and prayers. Benita

Bertha Anderson

January 18, 2020

To the family I only met your mama a few times Kathy, sweet lady I know you and your family will miss her my heart goes out to you all,we no she walking in heaven now and one day you see her again with all your others love ones.God Bless You And Your Family.Love Bertha Frankie Anderson❤

Barbara Cochran

January 17, 2020

I concur with all which has already been written about Ann. I have known her since 1974 when I began working at Wage Hour. She was going to training in DC for her new position. All of her colleagues loved her. She was always smiling and made everyone she met feel like her Best Friend. She had a way about her which drew other Folks to her. It didn’t take us long to really be Best Friends. She, Miriam (who was the Secretary) went to lunch together as often as we could. Although Ann was then a Compliance Officer, she was not treated like “one of the guys”. She took it in stride and when she was working in the office and the “Men” went to lunch, she wasn’t included. It was that way for many years afterwards. But Ann was courageous and a fighter. She didn’t allow the Men’s resentment of a “Woman” becoming a Compliance Officer. I understand that Women Compliance Officers were ignored that way in other Offices. But Ann stood her ground and by the time other women came on board as Compliance Officers, things began to change. I became a Compliance Officer myself eight years later. Our second Woman Compliance Officer, Shelley, came on board in 1978. Because of Ann, things were easier for Shelley. Ann became Best Friends with Her as well. Ann was always very pleasant and the people with whom she came in contact through her investigations all Made positive comments about how she conducted herself on the audits. She worked very hard but still kept her Family safe and secure. She had a young daughter, Dona, when I began working there. I believe she was just four years old. Kathy was the oldest and she and Dona were the only two girls out of the six beautiful children Ann had. She adored her Family and they always came first. But she also put great stock in her job. I was just one of Many Best Friends of Ann. I loved her and I shall miss her greatly. I’m so happy I was able to visit her one last time on Saturday. God Bless Kyle and all her Family.

Johnny Cupp

January 16, 2020

We love y'all and we're so sorry for your loss, I pray for God to ease your minds during this hard time, just to know that she is with him and walking the streets of gold, and not suffering...I love y'all

Tammy Highsmith

January 16, 2020

I never met her in person unless I was a small child and can't remember. Lol But I loved to see her on facebook ,with her family and all the wonderful get togethers we were lucky enough to be apart of on social media. Hey Daughter Kathy has been a Blessing in my life and I am so grateful for her living kindness, I'm sure she inherited from her Mother. I am lifting prayers for her wonderful family, I know she will be missed. Love to all!

Allison Barrett

January 16, 2020

My earliest memory of Ann was back when I was in elementary school. Her grand-daughter Sarah Scott and I were best friends. Ann could light up a room with her beautiful smile. She had the kindest heart and the most beautiful singing voice. Ann always made you feel a part of the family. Her husband Kyle and I worked together for an insurance agency 21 years ago. He would just light up when she called or walked into a room. Ann will be missed dearly. My heart goes out to Kyle and the family during this time. Sending you all lots of love!

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Biography

Ann Corley Heath, 84, of Jacksonville, FL passed away on January 12, 2019. She was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky on April 14, 1935 in Bell County. She graduated from Middlesboro High School. She married her first husband, Raymond Cary Corley, Sr., and the father of her six children, in 1952. They were married for 20 years.

Ann is survived by her husband and the love of her life, Robert Kyle Heath. They married on November 17, 1984. They have been together for over 35 years. Both were involved in their careers when they first met and found a lasting love together. They traveled to many countries, and many areas of the United States together. One of their favorite places to go was Las Vegas, and they sang at many locales when they would vacation there. Ann and Kyle created lasting memories for their blended family with travel opportunities, as well as the many wonderful holidays and get togethers at the homes they built where they made sure they had room for everyone to congregate. Holidays were always very happy times with many family members coming together to celebrate with them at their home.

Ann was retired from the Department of Labor where she had worked for 24 years. She was the first female compliance officer in the state of Florida. She had a passion for helping others, so this job was a perfect fit for her. She has been retired for many years and some of her grandchildren were not even aware of the career she had before. She has always had a passion for loving her family and friends. She never met a stranger and made friends very easily. Ann and Kyle shared a love for music and singing and shared that with everyone they knew. Singing with her husband, Kyle, to entertain themselves and others, as well as at special venues and events through the years was a favorite thing for them to do together. She had a great many work experiences throughout her life and traveled extensively. She and Kyle took several trips to Europe, and she was also known for taking her children and grandchildren on many trips through the years.

Ann is also survived by her sister, Mary Lou Biggerstaff of Richmond, Indiana. Her surviving children are Kathy Westberry (Darnell), Raymond Cary Corley, Richard Corley (Carol), Scott Corley (Teresa), John Corley, and Dona Kenny (Charles); her stepdaughters Toni O’Brien (Steve), and Kimberly Heath Reeder. She is the grandmother to 26 grandchildren (plus 11 spouses), and 31 great grandchildren. The very first great-great grandchild will be born this year (2020). She also leaves behind a great number of extended family members and friends who will mourn her loss.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and Richard Biggerstaff, her brother Bud Biggerstaff, sisters Beverly Biggerstaff, Betty Tyler, and Catherine Adkins; nephews Dennis Money (Butch), and Arnold Adkins. Also preceding her in death was her first husband, Raymond Corley, Sr. She was most recently preceded in death by her first granddaughter, Pamela Westberry, who died in 2019, and her great grandson, Kolby Jaxon Dukes who died in 2011.

Family will receive visitors at the Church of Eleven 22 at Regency, 651 Commerce Center Drive, Unit 100, Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, January 18th, from 1-2 pm for the viewing and visitation. The service taking place at 2 p.m. at the same location immediately after the visitation and viewing. Burial will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery at 4300 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL in the Garden of Devotion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice & Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 or give online at support.communityhospice.com