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Sylvia Helen Heinzelmann

November 8, 1928 — April 6, 2024

Bon Aqua, TN

Sylvia Helen Heinzelmann, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, passed away on April 6, 2024. She was born on November 8, 1928. Sylvia's life was a tapestry woven with love, hard work, and grace.
A remarkable woman of many talents and interests, Sylvia retired as a bank teller not once or twice, but on three separate occasions. Her dedication to her work was unparalleled, a testament to her resilient and hardworking spirit. Those who knew her best often described her as a classy lady with a sharp mind and a heart of gold.
One of Sylvia's greatest joys in life was the time spent playing cards, especially the game of Skip-Bo, with her best friend. The laughter that filled the room during these games echoed the deep bond of friendship that she cherished so dearly.
Family meant everything to Sylvia. She embraced the role of being a loving "gigi" to her granddaughter and great-granddaughter with unmatched warmth and affection. Her presence brought light and joy into their lives, creating memories that will be treasured for generations to come.
In addition to her family ties, Sylvia found solace in her faith as a Lutheran. Her steadfast belief was a source of comfort and guidance throughout her journey in this world.
As we mourn the loss of Sylvia Helen Heinzelmann, let us also celebrate the beautiful legacy she leaves behind. Her kindness, strength, and unwavering love will continue to inspire all those who were fortunate enough to know her.


A celebration of life will be held on April 20th at 11:30 AM at St. John Lutheran Church in Burns.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St. John Lutheran Church Playground Fund.


Survived by: 


  Debbie Heinzelmann-Jones (Michael) of Bon Aqua, TN


  Jerome Rhoades (Diane) of Alabama


  Rory Heinzelmann of Wisconsin


  Megan Jones of Bon Aqua, TN

Great Granddaughter:

  Isabella Nicole Sylvia Jones


Preceded in death by

Father: Harry Johnson

Mother: Helen Amend

Husband: Laurel “Bud” Heinzelmann

Special Friend: Mike Turkovich

Best Friend: Arlene Palmer


Arrangements by Spann Funeral Home & Cremation Services (615) 446-1123


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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 20, 2024

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

St John Lutheran Church

2300 TN-96, Burns, TN 37029

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