Jonathon “Jonny” Heitman

Jonathon “Jonny” Heitman, 44, of Houston, Texas passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018. He was born October 22, 1973, in Houston, Texas to Ronald and Wendy Heitman. He is survived by his 4-year-old daughter Gwendolyn Ann, older brother Christopher Heitman, sister-in-law, Stephanie and their children, Niklas, Andrew, and Kathryn from Richmond, TX; his sister Jennifer Pliske and her children, Emily, Joshua, and Carson and great-niece Olivia from Goodyear, AZ; his cousins Kathy and Eddie Paddock from Pearland, TX,  and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was a friend to many and was surrounded by an abundance of friends throughout his life. People would often joke that his friends would have never even known each other if it weren’t for Jonny. A connecting thread in a colorful crew, Jonny was funny, goofy, yet brutally honest. Stories of his escapades and adventures would create laughter for hours because for Jonny, being curious and mischievous was just part of who he was, and this always kept things interesting.

Jonny loved his friends, his furry friends, and especially his family. He was a proud father who loved to be around his daughter Gwen. He loved just being with her, watching her laugh and experiencing life with her; watching her grow. Jonny had a gentle, kind, easy-spirited soul. He will be missed immensely by his family, daughter, and countless friends he made throughout his life. He now rests peacefully in heaven with his mother Wendy and father Ron.


Family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 15, 2018 followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00 p.m. The service will take place in chapel at Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 Broadway Pearland, TX 77581 with Father Jim Courville officiating.

The family would like everyone to know that if you have a loved one struggling with addiction, be assured there are resources that can help. Please don’t be afraid of risking a friendship by keeping silent-you may end up losing a friend or loved one. There are local resources that can help: NIPC, AA, and Al-Anon. The family asks that in lieu of flowers please make a donation to one of these organizations. If we remain silent, we are adding to the problem.


  1. I love you Jonny and will miss you immensely! I know your at peace now. You will always have a place in my heart. 💗

    Your Loveing Friend,

    Alesha PauL

    Alesha Paul
  2. I wish I could have known you longer than just a few years and from several states away. You were a fun, smart, and capable person, and Gwen’s eyes always seemed brighter when she was around you. You were loved by your family more than I think you could have ever imagined. I hope people try to take something positive from your passing…. For me it will be seeing your remaining siblings grow even closer, as your passing will serve as a reminder to cherish the years they have together. Whatever demons you were facing are hopefully gone now, and I hope you are able to find your folks in heaven. They, too, loved you more than I believe you realized.

    Sean Anspach
  3. I want to send my condolences to Chris, Jenny, their families, and to little Gwen. I hope she grows up knowing how great her dad was and how much he loved her! I’m so sorry for all of you! You have my love and prayers always!

    I love you Jonny, I’m really going to miss you, I’ll never forget all the great moments we’ve shared together, there was nobody else like you, nor will there ever be again, until we meet again, R.I.P. brother!

    Nathan Lewis
    • Well said Noodles.

      Anthony Brasher
  4. No words Jonny except way too young! R.I.P. bro. See you again someday. Say hello to your Mom for me.

    Laura Arnold
  5. Jonny will be missed by so many. I send heartfelt prayers and love to the Heitman family, especially his daughter Gwen. He was a great friend to many people. He was so funny, charming and sweet. Jonny will make a wonderful angel in heaven watching over all of his friends and loved ones. Rest easy sweet boy.

    I know we will all miss him so much.

    Kim Olivier

    Kimberly Olivier
  6. We are so sorry for this tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Kyle, Nicole, Bailey, and Emma Ferro
  7. Jonny, you always had a smile that was instantly contagious. You touched everyone you came in contact with and were such a kind soul. Unfortunately, you battled hard against a terrible enemy. You are at peace now, but are sorely missed by all of us who were lucky enough to have stood in your presence. God bless and keep you.

    Heidi Gordon
  8. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I commend them for speaking out against addiction, indeed we need to break the silence. May you rest peacefully, and may your death, not go unnoticed… may it make a difference as you did while you were living.. touching others with your story. Too Young and Too many of our loved ones are dying every single day… Forever missed and loved by your family… and your story has touched my heart forever as well. Lisa Van Meter (Founder) of M.A.F.I.A.(p.) Mom Making a Difference…..

    Lisa L Van Meter
  9. My condolences to the family. You will be terribly missed you will forever be a brother in my heart.

    Ashton McCandless
  10. His passing has effected many who were in treatment with him in Las Vegas. Prayers from Arizona !!!

    David Campbell
  11. I will always cherish all the adventures we had. Pawn shopping in the hood for CDs, the MIDI lab at San Jac, Skating in Sagemont as kids, the way you and your wonderful family opened your home with love to so many of us in the neighborhood growing up. We owe you all a great debt. Too many good times and memories to list them all. God Speed JJ. All of my love. ~T

    Anthony Brasher

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