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Mary Elizabeth Miller Heuer

Sunday, October 22, 2023
Mary Elizabeth Miller Heuer

Mary Elizabeth Miller Heuer of Jonesboro, entered into eternal rest on October 15, 2023, at the age of 92.

She was born in Orange, Texas, on June 15, 1931, to the late Mary Barbier Miller Lightsey and Clarence John Miller.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edward Joseph Heuer; son, Eric Edward Heuer; and brothers, Clarence John Miller and Lawrence Charles Miller.

She is survived by her daughter, Ramona Heuer Ross (husband, Leonard) of Monrovia, California; grandson, Darien Joseph Ross of Lancaster, California; brother-in-law, Frank M. Heuer, Sr. of New Orleans; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mary and her family moved to New Orleans when she was a young child. She graduated from John McDonogh High School in New Orleans and shortly after married Ed, the love of her life.

They lived in New Orleans until Ed took a job with North Louisiana Gulf Railroad in Jonesboro, where they lived together for over 50 years. An avid reader and quite the intellect, Mary enjoyed staying up to date on current events.

Her thirst for knowledge led to a desire to further her education, which she accomplished at UL-Monroe where she received a degree in geography in 1995. While taking a botany class there, Mary discovered a new species of violet growing on the land behind her back yard.

It’s unknown if she ever got credit for this discovery but it was certainly something that she felt quite proud of. Because of her love of botany, you could show her a leaf, flower or seed and she could tell you everything about it.

Mary and Ed enjoyed volunteering and spent a lot of time visiting with the residents at Forest Haven Nursing Home in Jonesboro. They also helped on several occasions with Red Cross Disaster Relief. Mary was also a poll worker for several local and national elections.

She attended the Presbyterian Church, USA, of Ruston, for many years.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Judy Daly, Mary’s loving, devoted caregiver for the past 2 years. “Judith” (as Mary liked to call her), would share Bible stories with her daily which she especially enjoyed.

Boone Funeral Home in Bossier, is handling arrangements.

A private, family interment at Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans, will take place at a future date.