Urbana - Our beloved Eugene P. Heath was born October 17, 1934 to the proud parents of the late Hudie & Eva Heath in Sunflower County, MS.
Eugene was baptized at an early age and was a dedicated member of Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church where he served on the Security Ministry. He graduated from Gentry High School in 1955. He enlisted in the Air Force immediately after graduation in 1955. He later met Helen Ponds and was joined in holy matrimony. Eugene retired from the Air Force after 21 years of service. He later opened and fully operated a grocery store in the black community from 1975 to 1985.
Eugene departed this life on Monday, September 21, 2020. His life will forever be cherished in the lives of his wife Pearlene Heath; five children: Effie Williams, Brenda J. Heath, Eugene Heath, Jr., Michael Heath, and Joseph Heath; three sisters: Ruby Davis, Shirley A. Dugan, and Joyce Heath; one brother: Willie Heath; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Helen Heath, and siblings Geraldine McKinney, Jimmy McKinney, and Violisteen McKinny and Otha L. Walker.
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