OBITUARY

Donald Aaron Heath

June 6, 1959January 8, 2019

New Bern – Donald Aaron Heath, 59, of New Bern, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 8, 2019, at Vidant Medical Center with his family, and the wonderful Surgery ICU staff by his side.

Donald was an amazing husband and father. He loved spending time in the garage fellowshipping and laughing with his family and our best friends, Craig and Anita Simmons. He had a special gift for taking care of the needs of the residents of Westwood Arms Apartments, where he worked. When he wasn’t spending time with his family, he was relaxing with his Waffle House family and friends or was on the water doing what he loved to do, catching fish.

He is survived by his wife and soul mate of 34 years, Theresa, and two amazing and loving children, Taylor Heath, Blair Heath Ormond, husband and Donald’s fishing buddy Chris. Donald is also survived by his mother, Violet Heath; sister, Terry Heath Dixon, husband, Carl, and his grandmother, Lela Heath, who was a very special part of his life, nieces Danielle Dixon Heckathorn, Heather Dixon, and mother in law, Janice Mann. After the loss of his lifetime friend and brother in law, Ralph Gaskins, he placed his nephews, Johnathon Gaskins, Brandon Gaskins, niece, Lonni Beth Gaskins Price and their families in a special place in his heart. Donald was preceded in death by his father, Aaron Leroy Heath and grandfather, Raymond Bryant Heath.

His funeral service will be held Friday, January, 11, 2019, at 2:00 pm at Cotten Funeral Home, with the Reverend Craig Simmons, officiating. Burial will follow at New Bern Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends, Thursday, January 10, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Cotten Funeral Home and other times at his home, 305 Fishing Creek Drive.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Donald Aaron Heath

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Janet Wilson

January 11, 2019

My condolences toTheresa, Donald’s children and extended family and friends: Donald was a classmate of mine and I am saddened by this loss. However, my sorry is overcome by the joy of knowing he is now with our Father in Heaven. Prayers of comfort for all.

Maureen DeRosia

January 10, 2019

Deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time of mourning. I work with Taylor and know that his Dad is proud of the young man he's become. Sending prayers for comfort. Rest In Peace, sir.

Rick Adamson

January 10, 2019

So sorry to hear of Donald's passing! We spent many good times fishing together and he will be missed by all of his Hawg Hunter Buddies! I know Tom Sterling will greet him at Heaven's Gates to hear the latest Fish Tales! I will miss seeing him at the local tournaments! My Sympathy goes out to Donald's entire family!

Respectfully,
Rick Adamson

Tim Mitchell

January 10, 2019

Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, I knew Donald all through school and during our younger years, we would sometimes see each other and chat for a few minutes. Not sure of the family connection but we were kin somehow way down the line. Just saw his mom a few weeks ago and spoke with her. So sorry for your loss and the passing of a fine man.

Tim L. Mitchell

Gwendolyn Dean

January 10, 2019

Don was apart of another family, the Westminster Company family. We always enjoyed fellowshipping with one another during our annual conference at the beach. Don you will be missed.
We are praying for your family may the peace of God comfort you in your time of loss.

Gwen and Gary
Roockwood Manor

Gwendolyn Dean

January 10, 2019

Don was apart of another family, the Westminster Company family. We always enjoyed fellowshipping with one another during our annual conference at the beach. Don you will be missed.
We are praying for your family may the peace of God comfort you in your time of loss.

Gwen and Gary
Roockwood Manor

Ray Bullock

January 9, 2019

Didn’t know Don but I work for Westminter at JTH, My prayers are with the family. R.I.P Don

Pam Hunter

January 9, 2019

Sending prayers for you all. He will be greatly missed by his Westminster family.

Judy Toler

January 9, 2019

our Mr. Donald will always be rememeber....one of our favorite afternoon coffee drinkers............coffee and cremated bacon........
and our conversations..............we love you donald <3 prayers for your family..........

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY