Mary Anne ("Topsy") Thurman Heaton Profile Photo
1954 Mary Anne ("Topsy") Thurman Heaton 2024

Mary Anne ("Topsy") Thurman Heaton

January 7, 1954 — April 30, 2024

Mary Anne (“Topsy”) Thurman Heaton was born in Baton Rouge on January 7, 1954, and passed away on April 30, 2024, at the age of 70. After graduating from Tara High School in 1972, she attended Northeast and LSU, and went on to get her Master’s from Southeastern. She taught English and was a Beta Club Sponsor for thirty-three years, first at Greensburg High, where she also taught Spanish, then at Hammond High. She was a member of Ingleside Methodist Church and the Bruin-Vidal Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Never afraid to speak her mind, she was always quick to share a funny remark (or sometimes just a funny look). She enjoyed making stained glass art with her husband and preparing elaborate meals and treats for family and friends, including her infamous Band-Aid Salad, Company Shrimp Casserole, Forgotten Cookies, Banana-Nut Bread, Seven-Layer Dip, salsa, jellies, and preserves. Her singsong birthday messages were a hilarious gift for anyone who received them. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edsel Gerard (“Dinky”) Thurman and Jo Anne Denham Thurman. She is survived by her husband of nearly fifty years, Louis Carnes Heaton, son, Michael Louis Heaton, brother, Michael Edward Thurman, and too many nieces, nephews, and other dear friends and relatives to fit into the space allotted here, or anywhere.  Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy. Baton Rouge, LA 70816, on Monday, May 6, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue at Resthaven Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 from 12:00 p.m. until Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m.   Interment will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mary Anne ("Topsy") Thurman Heaton, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, May 6, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home

11817 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visitation

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home

11817 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home

11817 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 1698

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree