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Memorial Service

Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home
Monday January 3rd, 2022

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Jesse Edward Heard

Jesse Edward Heard was born in Des Moines, Iowa on February 9, 1961. Jesse was educated in the Des Moines public school system where he graduated from Des Moines Technical High School. He furthered his education by attending Sioux Empire College in Sioux City, Iowa. and 2 years in Hawarden, Iowa on a basketball scholarship.

Jesse was a child of God. He was raised up at Evangelistic Church of God in Christ under Elder Fountain and recently expressed a continued hope in Jesus to his cousin, Deacon Bradley. Jesse was employed by Lutheran Hospital for many years as a Housekeeper. Everybody knew Jesse.

Jesse enjoyed basketball and football. He loved watching the San Francisco 49’ers and the Golden State Warriors run the court. He liked watching old western movies and listening to rap music. Jesse was also a great singer. He liked going fishing with his brother, but his favorite thing to do was hanging out with his friends and family.

On December 27th, 2021 the “Broken Chain” added another link when Jesse completed his earthly journey. His parents Jack and Mina Heard and his brothers, Donnell and Jack Heard, Jr. and James Bradley had already preceded him.

Jesse leaves behind to mourn his passing, his wife, Betty (Kline) Heard; his children, Jesse, Melissa, Anthony, Justin and Jacksen; his step children, Jeffrey, Kristina, Joshua and Alexander; his sister, Annette Heard and brother, Samuel Heard; 23 grandchildren and a great grandchild along with extended family and friends.

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My prayers are with you and your family.

Ericia Clark Jan 12 2022 11:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesse Heard

Butch & Victoria Douglas Jan 7 2022 12:26 PM

Jessie and his brothers grew up with all of us yes his laughter a smiles and friendship will truly be missed much love from us all the Clark & Rife Family

ANNA (CLARK) COLVIN Jan 7 2022 2:50 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesse Heard

Hamilton Jan Jan 6 2022 10:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesse Heard

Bert Moody Jan 6 2022 10:10 AM

Jesse was a wonderful and pleasant man I enjoyed talking to him very much at Lutheran Hospital. May his soul rest in peace and may his family have peace and comfort in the Lord.

Rev. Ray Brown Jan 6 2022 9:33 AM

"Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember a friend who was so close to you.and also to our brothers and sisters.Jesse we go back in good times going grade school Jr high school and high school and all the above you always been a baller on the court and also keeping us up on the competition..And knowing the family much love to you brother you are gods gift to us all.love you Jesse always

Dennis Terrie Anderson Jan 5 2022 7:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesse Heard

Rob Shade Jan 5 2022 5:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesse Heard

Lainie Peterson Jan 5 2022 3:39 PM

A wonder guy and lifetime friend with a great personality. I willmiss him dearly.

Benjamin Bell Jr Jan 5 2022 2:53 PM

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