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In Memory of Mary Sue Heldman, Class of 1976

Thursday, May 12, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Mary Sue Heldman, Age 83, died on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Born in Hickman, Kentucky, November 30, 1932. Shortly thereafter Mary Sue moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where she attended Woodmont Elementary Grade School and Harpeth Hall High School. She also attended Stephens College and the Peabody College. Mary Sue taught in Glencliff Elementary and Ensworth schools. Mary Sue married Jack Heldman July 30, 1955, whom she had met on a blind date and never missed a day without being with him since that date. At age 40, Mary Sue decided she would attend Belmont Nursing School. She became a professional nurse and worked in Vanderbilt, Centennial and Parthenon Pavilion hospitals until she retired. Mary Sue loved life, had many friends and was a dear friend to many. Mary Sue was a member of The Centennial Club, The Garden Club of Nashville and First Presbyterian Church. A devoted animal advocate, she placed many animals throughout her life with good homes. Mary Sue was a faithful Wife, and beloved Mother and Grandmother (Honey Gran). She is survived by her Husband, Jack Heldman, sons John Russell Heldman, Mark Miller Heldman, Michael Scott Heldman, David Eric Heldman and daughter Mary Susan Heldman Forsythe, daughters-in-law Mamie Craig (Nischan) Heldman, Kristi Gay (Felts) Heldman, Carrie (Foughner) Heldman and son-in-law Tom Forsythe; Grandchildren Phoebe Clark Heldman, Mary Deaton Heldman, Mamie Craig Heldman, Sara Heldman Beavin, Jessica Miller Heldman, Iris McCall Heldman, Jackson Ryan Heldman, and Tyson Gentry Heldman. Mary Sue was much loved by all of her family pets, including Scooter. Honorary pallbearers: Bob Dudley Smith, Hale Hooper, Buddy Stack, Marvin Nischan, Richard Miller, O.B. Thomason, Paul Billings, Ed Hailey, Louis Todd, Hank Davis, and Patrick Beavin. Visitation with the family will be on Monday May 9, 2016 from 4-6 PM at, First Presbyterian Church. Memorial Service will be Tuesday May 10, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel, First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Rd. Nashville TN 37220. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nashville Humane Association or First Presbyterian Church.

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