Heather Cora Wimberly, 40, died November 6, 2023. Heather, lovingly known as "Bug", was born March 8, 1983 to Thomas Earl and Janet Chastain Wimberly. Heather was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson and an alumnus of Jackson Academy; a graduate of the Class of 2001, she had served as Class President and SGA President. Heather went on to earn her Bachelor's in Education and her Masters in Guidance Counseling and became a proud alumus of the University of Alabama. Heather worked as an educator for over twelve years during which time she proudly touched the lives of countless children - one of the greatest honors of her life.
Heather loved to travel, especially to New York, Montana and trips to Destin, Florida with her family; her favorite trip of all was the "Sister Trip" she took with Candy to Hawaii. She enjoyed fishing, especially in her younger years when she would go with her parents; she was a true "daddy's girl" and loved sitting with him waiting for the fish to bite. Heather never had children of her own but Sara and Brennan, her niece and nephew, were always "her babies" just as she was her "Deeder's Baby" and Deeder was her beloved "second mom".
Heather is survived by her loving mother, Janet C. Wimberly; brother, Robby Hentschel; sister, Candy Hentschel; niece, Sara Overstreet; nephew, Brennan Overstreet; grandfather, Earl Wimberly; special aunt, Dee "Deeder" Parker; uncle, Bobby Wimberly; aunt, Alicia Wimberly as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
Heather is preceded in death by her father, Thomas "Tommy" Earl Wimberly; uncle, Billy Wimberly; grandmother, Jessie Wimberly; and grandparents, Delmar and Sara Chastain.
Services will be held Sunday, November 12, 2023 at First Baptist Church of Jackson. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the Memorial Service begins at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Ben Stubblefield officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home.
While flowers are appreciated, in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Heather's memory to White Smith Memorial Library, Big Oak Ranch or Alabama Baptist Children's Home.