Elder Jimmie N. HeathJuly 20, 1938 ~ August 22, 2019 (age 81)
Elder Jimmie N. Heath, the youngest of three siblings, was born July 20, 1938, to the late Lancaster and Seabyrd Heath of Raleigh, North Carolina. Jimmie was called from Labor to Reward on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the age of 81.
Jimmie attended the public schools of Raleigh, North Carolina. At the age of 15, he moved to Brooklyn, New York where he attended Franklin K. Lane High School. Jimmie was a valued employee of A&F Burner Supply for 44 years where he held the position of a Plumbing Supply Clerk. Later, he was promoted to an Accounts Receivable Clerk for the local branch. In 2017, he relocated to Columbia, South Carolina, where he spent the last two years of his life.
Jimmie joined the Mt. Olive Holiness Church in 1974 where he served as a Deacon under the leadership of the late Bishop Chesi Purvis for many years. Deacon Jimmie, for 22 years, could be found every Saturday morning cleaning the church for Sunday morning worship, which is something he took great pride in doing. He was later ordained as an Elder in 1996 by Bishop Purvis. Elder Jimmie also served as a trustee, usher, and was a proud member of the church choir, the “Rainbow Gospelettes”.
Jimmie was joined in marriage to Margaret Heath (Mangham) on September 26, 1983; they were married for 36 years.
Elder Jimmie will be remembered for his love of music and singing, his sense of humor, his dedication and his profound love for his wife, Margaret.
Jimmie was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Mae Coleman; and three daughters, Michelle Heath, Lorraine Woods and Valora Mangham.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Margaret Heath, of Columbia South Carolina; five children, Janet Heath, Celeste (Kendall) Johnson both of Columbia, South Carolina, Alicia (Bernard) Blackman, Sherri (Greg) Jones, and Christopher (Anniece) Mangham all of New York; one sister, Margaret Hinton of Raleigh, North Carolina; one sister-in-law, Barbara Irvin of Brooklyn, New York; one brother-in-law, Franklyn Irvin of Queens, New York; eighteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, devoted relatives, god-children, spiritual children and grandchildren, and two church families, Mt. Olive Holiness Church of Brooklyn, New York and The Word of Transformation Center of Columbia, South Carolina, all of whom will miss him dearly.