Roland S Heath Jr.

February 21, 1950 ~ August 2, 2022 (age 72)



Mr. Roland S. Heath Jr. passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Perfect Care in Americus, after an extended illness.  Mr.  Heath was born on February 21, 1950 in Millen, Georgia, to parents Roland S. Heath Sr and Lois Sharpe Heath, both of whom preceded him in death.  He was a member of Cheek  Memorial Baptist Church in Americus, and was retired from Mulcoa in Andersonville.

Survivors include:

his wife Gladys Heath of Americus
son Kyle Health (Valerie) of Americus
daughter Rolanda Petherick of Fort Oglethorpe Georgia
daughter Terri Satterfield (Randall) of Americus

Khloe, Kylie and Charlotte Heath of Americus
Hannah Coleman of Plains
Abby Coleman of Ellaville,
Abe Petherick of Fort Oglethorpe GA
Nikki Stringfellow of Ellaville
Colton Satterfield (Ashleigh) of Americus
Morgan Satterfield of Ellaville
Ashton Satterfield of Americus
Brooke Harnage (Cagney) of Tifton GA
Paige Ferra of Douglas GA

great grandchildren

Carson Mathews of Plains
Kendall Hale of Ellaville
Logan Hale of Ellaville
Victoria Battle of Ellaville


Alice Till of Augusta GA
Phyliss Rowland of Augusta GA
Peggy Gresham of Augusta GA
Ellen Elder (Wayne) of Greenville SC

several nieces and nephews also survive
preceded in death by

his parents (named above)
Roland S. Heath III – a son
Arthur Earl Heath – a brother

Roland was a man known for his kindness, his wit, and his unfailing commitment to his family. Even during times of his failing health, he still maintained his positive attitude and his humor. Consistently, the medical professionals who treated him talked about how much they loved “Mr. Roland”.  Roland always had a joke or a funny story to tell about some of his many adventures.  He never met a stranger and would strike up a conversation with anyone who would talk to him.  He enjoyed spending time in north Georgia with his wife Gladys, at their “little piece of paradise”.  He loved his family unconditionally and enjoyed doing things for them.  He was the epitome of selflessness – always concerned for others even when his own body was worn out. The impact he made on all those around him will never be forgotten.

A private memorial service will be held on a later date.

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