Jacquelyn Glass Heyser, of Apalachicola, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 23, 2018.
She was born Nov. 14, 1931 in Apalachicola. She attended Chapman High School and received her baccalaureate degree from Florida State University. After graduation, she became an elementary school teacher.
On June 12, 1954, Jackie married Air Force 1st Lt. Richard Stephen Heyser, her childhood sweetheart. They later went on to live in several states, including Hawaii, and brought three boys into the world.
Jackie was an accomplished organist and choir director. She played for services beginning at an early age at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Apalachicola. Her music was enjoyed by many thousands of Catholic parishioners in several states where she lived. After her husband “Steve” retired from the Air Force in April 1974 with 30 years’ service, they returned to Apalachicola where she resumed directing choir and playing the organ.
Jackie is survived by her sister Joan Porch; her three sons, Richard J. Heyser, Robert S. Heyser and Matthew W. Heyser; as well as eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Catholic Church on Saturday, July 28, with Father Roger Latosynski officiating. The wake for the family will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Mass will follow at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the church or charity of your choice.
The family would like to extend its heartfelt love and appreciation to the entire staff at Cross Shores Care Center in Port St. Joe.