Starlie Wynnette Heitzman

Starlie Wynnette Heitzman passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, in Webster, TX at the age of 79. She was born on April 24, 1942, in Groesbeck, TX. She was the oldest of four children to William Alford ‘Bill’ and Wynne Fred Beck Wolverton. She was raised in Houston were she later met and married her husband Gary Dean Heitzman on April 29, 1961. They raised their family in Alvin, TX.  She was a homemaker who had a strong Christian faith and was an active member of Alvin Bible Church for many years.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Gary Dean Heitzman; parents, William Alford and Wynne Fred Wolverton; and two brothers, William ‘Bill’ Wolverton Jr. and Ronald “Ronnie” Wolverton; and one grandson, Hunter Lee Heitzman.


She is survived by her sister, Linda “Nell” Roberson, husband Jerry; her three children; daughters, Cheryl Parish, husband Ray, and Kelly Schaeffer, husband Ben; son, David Heitzman, wife Sheila; grandchildren, Todd Parish, wife Amanda, Jennifer Cheatham, husband Joey, Natalie Martino, husband Bo, Benjamin Schaeffer, Jr., Matthew Schaeffer, wife Tiffani, Madison Schaeffer, Bret Heitzman, wife Kaitlyn, Foster Heitzman, Julia Heitzman, and Catie Heitzman, and 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


There will be a memorial visitation at 12 p.m. Friday, September 10, 2021, with a service to begin at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland, TX.


  1. Kelly,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. That is always such a loss, no matter how old we are or she is. Our thoughts and prayers are with all your family.
    Love, Jim and Anita

    Jim and Anita Gathright
  2. Family: I’m so sorry for your loss. She was so sweet and a great wife, mother, sister and friend.

    Vicki Bird
  3. What a prayer warrior! Loved her and her time with CWC. So glad God lent her to us for a short while. Thoughts and prayers to your families.
    Love, Jan and Becky Homerstad

    Becky Homerstad
  4. I am saddened by your family’s loss. You have my condolences.

    TJ Holloway-Anderson (Tomijo)
  5. Kelly, l am so sorry for the loss of your beloved MOTHER. She had to be a remarkable woman to have raised a woman as you. A MOTHER is deep-rooted in your heart ❤ and soul. It’s never ok to let go….but GOD!!! He will make things so much better, in HIS time.l am praying for you and your family . Much love 💘

    Valangsta Tolbert
  6. Cheryl & Family: I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear mom. I know she was spiritually ready to be home with her Lord and Savior and that brings peace but I also know that the sorrow from missing her will be deep. I pray for God’s comfort as you navigate life on earth without her here. You will all be in my prayers.

    Brenda Hebert
  7. Dear Kelly, David and Cheryl.

    Your mother was a lovely person and a wonderful Christian. I called her my praying angel. I could always count on your mother calling, to check on me, when we had stormy and heavy rains. She would call just in time and I would tell her to pray because the water was inches from my door. She always knew when to call and start praying.

    I remember when she made the beautiful Christmas wreaths for our church, and then the beautiful Christian banners. Another wonderful memory of her visiting us while we were in the hospital. The list of great things which she did for everyone goes on and on.

    I am sorry that I cannot attend the service and celebrate a wonderful life, but we have a family reunion.

    So when the gentle Autumn rain comes, I will look to the sky and remember my praying angel.

    God bless each one of you.


    RUTH Duff

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