Let the memory of Heather be with us forever
  • 41 years old
  • Born on February 14, 1973 .
  • Passed away on August 20, 2014 .

Heather was a loving Daughter, Sister, Niece, Cousin and Friend.

She had a beautiful spirit and immense joyfulness for life.

She will be greatly missed and will live in our hearts forever.


Memorial donations are encouraged at www.humanesociety.org or www.atlantahumane.org


Please share stories, pictures and tributes on this site as well as other social media to honor and celebrate Heather's life.

For family contact or other information, please email Sean at seanstringer@gmail.com.

Posted by Sean Stringer on 15th February 2019
Missing you now and always. Remembering the light you brought to the world. Kind spirits live on. Blessed.
Posted by Sean Stringer on 14th February 2018
Always remembering you, Heather. Your spirit and wonderfulness lives on and you are so missed. A spiritual hug for you. Love, Sean
Posted by Sean Stringer on 15th February 2016
Heather, Remembering you on this day and always. Love, Sean
Posted by Shari Stringer on 20th August 2015
Heather you will always be in our hearts like the beautiful flower you are eternally fragrant like the perfect rose.
Posted by Brett P. on 15th March 2015
My Dearest Heather, We'd always joked about the old cliche that we were two ships that passed in the night. We met as friends at the end of our teens, had our fun in our 20's, by our 30's we always made a point to always reconnect and talk about each being grownups and brag about our life's accomplishments...and then one day...at the start of our 40's... just like that... you just... disappeared. Only left with echoes of your voice from conversations past and electronic emailed conversations letting me know how beautiful you had thought my life had become. You were also so proud to tell me how you finally found peace of mind that you were seeking in our life. Now...I can only see a trail of sadness and blessings from the lives you touched. I am really trying to understand why God wanted you all to him/herself. So many questions left unanswered. I am so confused and disconnected on how you left this world so damn early in life. A closure I may never have. There was a time in my life when you were my muse. I know you hated that when I told you that. As a younger man I learned so much from you and so much about myself. You helped me get to a higher plain. Thank you... Heather... I miss you so. I guess I always expected you to be there and always to be there to say hello. Now..it's a final goodbye. I can only hope you found what you were seeking somewhere in the Elysian Fields. - May God rest your soul and may we always remember you. Your friend, Brett Chris Cornell – Seasons Summer nights and long warm days Are stolen as the old moon falls My mirror shows another face Another place to hide it all Another place to hide it all And I'm lost, behind The words I'll never find And I'm left behind As seasons roll on by Sleeping with a full moon blanket Sand and feathers for my head Dreams have never been the answer And dreams have never made my bed Dreams have never made my bed And I'm lost, behind The words I'll never find And I'm left behind As seasons roll on by Now I want to fly above the storm But you can't grow feathers in the rain And the naked floor is cold as hell This naked floor reminds me Oh the naked floor reminds me And I'm lost, behind Words I'll never find And I'm left behind As seasons roll on by If I should be short on words And long on things to say Could you crawl into my world And take me worlds away Should I be beside myself And not even stay And I'm lost, behind Words I'll never find And I'm left behind As seasons roll on by
Posted by Susan Shockey on 4th October 2014
Heather, it has taken me some time to find a voice for the words I want to share with you and your family. To your family I offer both prayers and my deepest sympathy. I cannot even imagine the grief of losing a child, or a sister. I think my hesitation to commit words to paper has come from my sadness and struggle to accept that, at such a young age, and so quickly, you are gone. You have moved into the spiritual plane, and none of us could have ever expected to have to deal with this loss so soon. But I also know that if anyone could embrace the transition into eternal life with grace Heather, it is you. You and I spent a lot of years together at Midtown West Medical. During that time we shared a love of philosophy, all things spiritual, theology, and a lot of laughter. You brought a whimsical, unique, and colorful presence to the office. I thank you for all of the many gifts you offered. My hope is that you are now living in the joy of light eternal. For your family, I simply pray for comfort and grace during this difficult time. But I also know that time, distance, age, and even death cannot separate us from those we love. Love never ends. Peace to you all… Susan Shockey
Posted by Sean Stringer on 6th September 2014
Heather love the light Wings of joy Lift Hearts ply Many unto one Spirit into all Understanding One kind thought Notwithstanding The test of life Enlightenment's path So threatened A world harsh So beaten Young spirit arisen Eternity sparkling Tear into tear Song infinite All is all The embrace Peace and passion Cross to cross Moments carried Gentle is The Way Deliver Love in turn Path n'er ending Arches strong Journey on Heather love the light Love, Sean
Posted by Christine Moore-Currie on 5th September 2014
She is not sleeping ...she is alive! Thank God for eternity life. We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Posted by Emily Jewell on 5th September 2014
I met Heather a few years ago at Dr Kimballs office. She was always that beautiful ray of light that made you feel so at ease. I got to know her through some amazing conversations and when she left, we continued to stay in touch through Facebook. Her passing from this life is so hard to believe and she will be missed tremendously!! My condolences to Sean and the family!! Surrounding you all with love and light through these sad times.
Posted by Lois Chvojka on 4th September 2014
A candle I light in your memory, so you may never be alone in darkness. You will be missed.
Posted by Carisa Livingston on 4th September 2014
Heather was a very caring person, she was passionate about many things and had a zest for life. She was a great person who truly cared about others. We had so many great times in our growing up years. It's hard to believe that she has been called home which is something we won't understand but God does. I will miss my sweet cousin. I'm praying for Sean and Nancy that God wraps you with the strength you need during this most difficult time. Cousins Forever, I love you Heather, may you rest in peace. Carisa
Posted by Jada Thompson on 2nd September 2014
My condolences to Heather's family and friends, we will all miss this bright, artistic and loving spirit. Our worlds collided several times in Atlanta (Dr. Johnson's office, The Flying Biscuit, The Farmer's Market, Buckhead Church) that we befriend each other and encouraged one another on our journeys. My world was enriched by her friendship and care and I am thankful to have had such a friendship. I know she's in heaven smiling down on us all now, placing angel kisses on our cheeks still inspiring us along our way. God bless~
Posted by Wanda Barbe on 2nd September 2014
Dear Heather, I still have the ceramic Dove you gave me one Christmas. On the front of the dove Simply stated.. "SHINE" On the back " there are stars yet to shine and you are One of them" Heather you are the star... SHINE ON!!! LOVE TO YOU.
Posted by Michel Zalou'a on 31st August 2014
I am coming with my eyes full of tears to tell you the same words that have been written by my friend Ray, who has lost a friend last week: SLEEP OF SLEEPS We enter this world and make our entrance to a new beginning and we dream of what will become of us! We don't know about life or death, just the need to grow and love and be loved! We look upon this new world in which we have been placed with a smile and sadness all at the same time, we smile because we see a new world that will lay ahead for us and a sadness for life that we left behind! We grow in a world that is forever changing as we change with it and we never stay the same, we change, we change! We grieve for people we have lost and think about what will become of us! We think life is forever, but forever is short and shorter for some! We shed tears for the people we have lost and smile for the ones that we have found! We mourn and reflect upon the people we have lost, and wonder what people will say about me when we have gone! We depart and take that eternal rest, we exit this world and sleep the sleep of sleeps! Written By: Raymond H. Thompkins Written for a friend!!! and from me to you Heather , love you friend
Posted by Melisa McCafferty on 31st August 2014
We are still shocked and saddened to hear of this tragic news. We will always reflect on the fun we had with Heather and Sean growing up. Will always consider her our cousin and will miss her - a life taken so early is never understood. Praying for Sean and Nancy. Love, The McCafferty's
Posted by Jeanne Daprano on 31st August 2014
HIS Princess Warrior.... How we shared these love letters for strength from a Heavenly Father.... !!!!! At your baptism and again when we would go to Sunday evening services at Passion City. I'm looking at your picture in my Princess Warrior book as I write this, remembering our prayers together, our weekends together with my husband, Bill, and the many visits to Dr. Johnson's office where you worked... How we leaned on Jesus together during our fellowship, depending on HIM as we raised our hands together in worship and praise... You gave a testimony at your baptism fully committing your life to the Lord and receiving HIM as your Savior... Now you can reap the reward of an everlasting life with the King of kings... How I loved you as a sister in Christ! Jesus' Words in John 8:12 were for you, Heather..."I am the light of the world, Whoever follows ME will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." You were loved by Jesus and me, Jeanne
Posted by Melissa McClain on 30th August 2014
My Dear Heather ~ So artistic, poetic, creative, soulful, giving... the list surely goes on and on. Sometimes I would read your Facebook posts and say " did you write that?" You would say yes and I was so amazed how truly deep you are as a person. Much deeper than many and we need people like you to spread that light! You will be missed my friend. I hope your soul is in a better place. I am positive your angel spirit will be shining down on all of us. You left us way too early but I suppose the universe has bigger plans for you. I love you sister! It was certainly a pleasure getting to know you. We will meet again one day xoxoxoxo Many blessings and huge condolences to Heathers family. Words cannot describe what you all are going through. There are many friends you can lean on so please reach out to us. Heather is now at peace and spending time with her father. xoxoxoo
Posted by Luann Ludwick on 30th August 2014
Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep! I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the sunlight on the ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain! When you awaken in the morning hush... I am the swift uplifting rush, of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there.....look....I am here.... With those I loved. Author Unknown
Posted by Rob Cook on 30th August 2014
Few things brought such great joy to Mom and Dad as spending time with Heather. They both called their granddaughter "Heather Feather". She helped Mom bake and Dad garden, loved to spend time at the Bass Lake cottage with them... She shared their love of life, compassion for animals, and inability to complain about life's struggles. Those are the kind of people who hold families together; we will miss her every day.
Posted by Joanne Karpinen on 30th August 2014
I was so sad to learn of your passing! I didn’t know you, but I knew you deeply! You contacted me on FaceBook to be my friend. Not sure how you found me, but I was delighted. Old enough to be your mother, we shared posts and found similar interests. You struck me as sooooo wise for your age - wise & confident about who you were as a woman and sister to all women and men. Very wise as to the ways in which women deserved to be treated by the men who loved them. I was inspired by your vision and clarity and love for life. And I loved the energy of your soul - so kind, so loving. Your animal posts touched my heart. I often shared them. I never met you face-to-face, but I met you on Facebook. I am grateful for the short couple of years that we connected. Yet I felt a kindred spirit and knew that somehow our souls were old friends. Thank you for sharing your love and wisdom. I imagine your spirit is soaring right now and your radiant light is shining in the heavens! God Bless You. I love you. And your passing has affected me deeply, which is how I know our souls are deeply connected. See you on the other side. Your friend Joanne ((hugs))
Posted by Kimball Johnson on 29th August 2014
Heather worked for me at Midtown West Medical for years. Her unique, fun loving spirit and caring soul for every creature are the qualities that drew me to her. I am so saddened by this news. My utmost condolences to her family and loved ones. May the heartbreak of grief soon be soothed by loving and fun memories of her.
Posted by Michelle Hoskin on 28th August 2014
My world just got a lot dimmer. Heather has such a bright spirit that she carries with her everywhere she went. She had so much joy and love that she emitted to every living creature around her. I'll never forget the horse she was given that was old and fragile. Heather soothed and cared for that horse the entire time. It brings tears to my eyes knowing that such a loving and caring person is no longer here. I won't have the chance to see her beautiful smile or hear her angelic voice squeal my name. Heather I know you are in heaven sitting amongst the angels. I send my sincere and deepest condolences to your family. While loss is never easy it's more difficult when it's sudden and unexpected. For your friends that you leave behind I pray for us as well. I pray that we cherish all the memories of Heather and celebrate the life she lived while she was here. She is gone too soon but will never be forgotten. I love you Heather
Posted by Nayivis Cunill on 28th August 2014
Heather, you were truly a light in this world. You gave so much and loved unconditionally. You were an amazing human being and friend. I will miss you, never forget you and know that one day we will see each other again. I love you. My heart goes out to all of Heather's family and friends. She was the most spiritual and loving person I've known.
Posted by Courtenay Smith on 28th August 2014
I am so sad to hear of Heather's passing. She was truly one of the most kind-hearted, spiritual and loving person I have known. She never had a bad thing to say about anyone. I know Heaven gained and Angel and she is now at peace but she will be greatly missed. We will meet again one day. Love, Courtenay
Posted by Shari Stringer on 26th August 2014
Heather is a beautiful girl with a very beautiful soul Heather you came to Earth to see us, to look into our souls. We saw your beautiful face but did we notice your beautiful soul? You’re gone now where we only have a memory to hold and a picture in our mind You’re gone too soon, and you are the people we need to remind us to be kind. We will light a candle to remind us how brief was your time and ours And how we will miss your light on Earth.
Posted by Jennifer Wiercioch on 25th August 2014
A Symbol of Hope A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam And for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world But then it flies again And though we wish it could have stayed… We feel lucky to have seen it. Unknown
Posted by Nancy Stringer on 25th August 2014
Penned as a tribute to h, who, whether attired in frayed jeans and a rumpled t-shirt, stained with wet (or dried) paint, hair tussled, hangin' in her eyes . . . or a simple, but elegant 'little number' that drapes her feminine, gentle curves, exclusively created 'just for her' by a Designer of Haute Couture, she, in fact, exquisitely coifed . . . always looks beautiful. Created especially for Heather Michelle Stringer as a tribute to her sacrificial heart of compassion and concern for the bien-etre of others. If everyone in this world would "celebrate regularly the fact that every human being is unique", mix in a little compassion for humanity, and strive to respect, appreciate, honor, love, and encourage, and yes, 'cherish' their fellow man, remembering to highlight often each other's strengths, for I truly do believe that every human being has been intrinsically (at birth, but possibly not surfacing nor developing until later in their lifetime) gifted individually, in special areas, and that man's basic nature is innately good. If we all would consider the worth of each other from a more positive perspective on a daily basis and believe in our hearts what I have just expressed, this world would be a much better place for us all to co-exist and co-habit. Love Always, Mums [The original of this tribute was penned and sent to Heather as a creative writing in May of 2008.]
Posted by Maria Bruno on 25th August 2014
Oh my dear sweet beautiful niece. You shall be missed! Aunt Maria
Posted by Carson Olinger on 25th August 2014
We knew Heather here in Atlanta- several yrs. ago. She was a sweet, kind, lovely person. We are sending prayers up for all the family . Carson and Elizabeth Olinger

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