Bobbie Nell Hearn, 86, Of Ormond Beach Florida, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Friday, January 21, 2022.
Bobbie’s strength and tenacity began in rural Anniston, Alabama. She was born on September 17, 1935, to Fanny and Walter LuAllen. Her stories of growing up there were priceless. Bobbie was from a large family of four sisters, Betty Ann, Edna, Vernice, Irene and two brothers James and Clifford whom she loved dearly. She was last to enter Heaven’s Gate to be united with all her siblings.
At 17, Bobbie married the love of her life, Billy Ray Hearn, July 27, 1953, in Mississippi. They lived and raised their boys in Alabama, working hard and then moving all around Florida until settling in Holly Hill, Florida in the the late 60’s. They shared five sons together, Allen (Ellie), Jerry (Bob), James Michael, Robert (Nancy) and Randy. Billy Ray, Allen and James Michael who predeceased her, welcomed her with loving arms and just two short months ago, was also joined by son Jerry.
Bobbie loved her boys, but fiercely loved her grandchildren, Joshua (Chelsea Abend), Elisa Baker, Jesse Hearn (Kayla Largent), John Hearn, and predeceased by Anastasia Hearn ((Allen & Ellie)); Kristina Goris (Mike) ((Robert & Nancy)); Amy Beach, (Paul Watts) Bobbi Jo Beach (Fulmer Collins) and Zackary Taylor ((Randy)); and was further blessed with six great grandchildren, Easton Baker (Elisa); Jaxson and Ryder Goris (Kristina); Audrey, Owen and Collin Beach (Amy). She also left behind many loving nieces, nephews and cousins in Alabama.
It’s never easy writing final words about a woman who was everything to her family. Bobbie was the glue and the force that rocked this family. She would tell it to you straight or be as gentle as rocking a baby to sleep when no one else could. No one ever left hungry from her kitchen whether family or friend, the coffee pot was always on, candy in the candy dish and cookies in the cookie jar. She worked hard her whole life, but enjoyed every minute making countless memories, and especially her front porch visits will always be long cherished.
A family gathering was held January 29th to honor our Mama and Grandma with her favorite foods, photos and sharing. She will be greatly missed by us all and our lives forever changed, but we have peace knowing where she is and who she is with and also with her Heavenly Father.
I love coconut!
Jesse and Grandma
Grandma and Elisa
Grandma and John
Gathered in your name
Bobbie and 3 sisters
Together again Allen and Mama
Bobbie and her boys