On Sunday January 2, 2022 God sent His chariots to bring home Gayeland Levon ‘Teddy’ Heard. He was born on September 11, 1959 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Mary Pleasant and William N Heard Sr. and attended Foy H Moody High School before meeting the love of his life and soulmate of forty-three years, Erma Heard. Together they raised their sons Chris and Jason but Gayeland was everybody's ‘Uncle Teddy’ and ‘Big Daddy’. God made him larger than life because a heart so full of love needed a proper dwelling place. He enjoyed watching Westerns and the Cowboys play, fishing, spending time with his family, and barbecuing for friends and strangers alike.
He is preceded in death by his parents Mary Pleasant and William N. Heard, Sr. Gayeland is survived by his wife Erma Jean Heard and their dog Emily; son Christopher Jenkins, his wife Leslie Jenkins and their children Khalil, Jayden, and Kaylee; son Jason Heard, his wife Kernita Heard and their children Safiya, Jalen, and Elijah; brother Reverend William N Heard, his wife Tamara Heard and their children Jessica and Matthew ; sister Judy Heard and her children Jacobe and Courtney; numerous cousins, his lake family and so many others whom he loved dearly.
His life will be celebrated on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at the Corpus Christi Funeral Home. Visitation begins at 12:00 p.m. to be immediately followed by the service at 1:00 p.m.
Click here to view a webcast of the service on 1/8/2022 at 12:55 PM, Central Standard Time.
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