Wednesday, August 16
A Day of Healing
The family of Heather Heyer welcomed family and friends to The Paramount Theater for a memorial service on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 11:00AM. The Paramount Theater was honored to be a part of this day of healing for both Heather’s family and for the Charlottesville community.
The family was honored with a full house at both The Paramount and The Jefferson Theater. Amongst the attendees were politicians, dignitaries, and civic and community leaders. Cathy Brinkley welcomed the community to the memorial service. Eulogies were given by the following: Elwood Shrader, Grandfather; Mark Heyer, Father; Rev. Harold Bare; Denise Ratcliff-Kennedy, Cousin; Diana Ratcliff, Cousin; Feda Khateeb-Wilson, Friend; Alfred Wilson, Friend; and Susan Bro, Mother. Final remarks were given by Rev. Alvin Edwards and Barbara Edwards sang a beautiful rendition of “Amazing Grace”.
Thank you to the many community members who made today’s event at The Paramount possible including the City of Charlottesville Police, The Jefferson Theater, and Joe Rice, the City of Charlottesville Communications Coordinator with many more thanks you to come.
Photos courtesy of Rob Garland Photographers
Heather Danielle Heyer, 32, of Charlottesville, Virginia was suddenly taken away from this life on Saturday, August 12, 2017. She was born in Charlottesville Virginia on May 29, 1985, the daughter of Susan Diane Bro and Mark Heyer.
Heather spent her formative years in Ruckersville, Virginia and was a graduate of William Monroe High School. She was a valued employee of the Miller Law Group and especially loved her work in the bankruptcy department. She was an outspoken, outgoing, determined and passionate individual and had a special regard for social injustices and especially those concerning race relations. Her favorite pastime was hanging out with friends and family.
She leaves to carry on her memory her beloved mother, Susan Diane Bro of Ruckersville, Virginia; her beloved father, Mark Heyer of Florida; beloved step-father, Kim Bro; a brother, Nickolas Heyer of North Carolina; maternal grandparents, Barbra and Elwood Shrader of Ruckersville, Virginia; paternal grandparents, Donald and Eunice Heyer of Florida; an aunt, Linda Holcomb of Florida; and a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville, Virginia.
Please wear something purple.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com