Mildred T. Heck, age 91, died Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Swank Assisted Living.

Private Entombment at Crestwood Cemetery.

Mildred was born in Campbell County, Tennessee on July 1, 1930, the daughter of the late Odus D. and Bessie E. (White) Burris.

On May 29, 1948, she married Jake U. Heck “JU” in LaFollette, Tennessee.

She was a faithful member of Eastgate Baptist Church for 60+ years.

Surviving are children, Dianna (Lawrence) McDonell, James (Cheri) Heck, Karen (Scott) Violette, Juanita (Fred) Wkasavitz and Randy (Julie) Heck

11 Grandchildren

15 Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Martha Smith of Tennessee

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake U. in 1998; brothers, Dewey and Melvin Burris.

Special thanks to Swank Assisted Living for their exceptional care.

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Courtesy of Cross-Smith Funeral Home