Nita Jo Heckaman, 49, of Post, Texas passed away on Friday, June 25, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. The services were held June 29 at the First Baptist Church in Post. Burial followed at Terrace Cemetery under the direction of Justice Mason Funeral Home.
Nita Jo was born October 7, 1960 in Slaton to Oneita Jones Gunn and Clarence Gunn. She was raised on the family farm in Garza County and graduated from Post High School in 1979. On June 23, 1979 Nita Jo married Bobby Heckaman in Post. After working and living all over the Panhandle of Texas and New Mexico, Bobby and Nita Jo settled in Post in 1992.
She was employed by the Post ISD. Nita Jo was also a longtime member of the Post Band Boosters and was a leader in Garza Co. 4-H Activities.
Nita Jo was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Gunn and her grandparents, Barnie and Evelyn Jones of Post.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby; two daugh-ters, Breann of Lubbock, Texas and Dionn of San Angelo, Texas; and one son, Allen and his wife Jessica and their daughter Riley of San Angelo, Texas. She is also survived by her mother, Oneita Gunn of Post, Texas one sister, Darlene Speck and her husband Gary and their two children of Wall, Texas; and one brother Danny Gunn and his wife Melinda and their three children of Idalou, Texas. Nita Jo is also survived by her mother-in-law, Margaret Heckaman of Pikeville, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.