Leisa Heitman
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Leisa Michelle Heitman, 44, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in Fort Worth. Service: Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1200 S Davis Drive, Arlington. Interment: Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wade Family Funeral Home. Memorial service: 4 p.m. Saturday in Wade Family Funeral Home Chapel, 4140 W Pioneer Pkwy., Arlington. Memorials: Memorials may be made to St. Peter the Rock Catholic Community, 2602 Glassboro Circle, Arlington, Texas 76015. Leisa was preceded in death by her dad, Michael, and grandmother, Opal "MiMi." Survivors: Husband, Paul Heitman; mother, Jeri Coppock; a sister; mother-in-law; nieces; nephews; cousins; friends; and her beloved pets, Max, Pepper and Jack. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. PAUL AND FAMILY WE ARE THINKING OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS DIFFUCULT TIME.I WAS VERY SORRY TO HEAR YOU HAVE LOST SOMEONE SO PRECIOUS TO YOUR HEART.I KNOW WORDS CANT BEGIN TO COMFORT YOU AT THIS SAD TIME BUT PLEASE REMEMBER HOW MUCH YOU ARE CARED ABOUT AND KNOW YOU ARE BEING KEPT IN THOUGHTS OF DEEPEST CARE AND LOVE.

  2. Our sweet girl…you and Paul have blessed so many hearts with your courage and strength…You are now our angel and my friend…you will always be a part of my heart….I love you to heaven and back

  3. Paul, Leisa just touched my heart in a way I can’t even begin to describe. Everything she went through is a lesson to me that life is too short to sweat the little things that don’t matter. And to have positive people in my life. I am thankful she is free from pain and can dance among the angels.

  4. My sweet precious child. My heart is shattered into a million peices, knowing you are no longer in pain keeps me going. My sweet Pooh, Aunt Janet’s name for you since you were so tiny. You were always so brave just as you have been thru this illness. Even as a little one I can still hear you “Weave Weisa awone” or “Not a tear in my eye, not a tear in my eye” Well my precious child your Aunt can’t say that right now because the tears have continued to flow since you left us. I know you are celebrating with your Daddy, Me-me, Pa-pa, Oscar and so many more that love you. Jesus knows he has a special angel just as you were always special here on earth. No matter the distance or time you and I had a special bond and nothing will ever change that. See you when I get there my baby. Love you with every fiber in my being. Rest In Peace, my little one. You are loved by many and you had an impact in this life that is not measurable. See you in the by and by, my sweets.

  5. L3isa’s messages on the old Monkee groups brought great pleasure to read. It was a delight to pick up on FaceBook with her. Her joy in life, especially her life with Paul and her fur babies, and her great faith clearly showed in her posts. Her strength and grace throughout the past years has been an inspiration in taking life as it comes and finding happiness in each day.

    From Michael Nesmith’s Crippled Lion:
    Now my whole world opens up in different rhymes and tunes
    With the highways making up the verse
    And then suddenly I see the light of something called the moon
    And though my path is planned, it’s not rehearsed
    So I move along to the next thing on the list
    Knowing full well that some of them just don’t exist
    But I am finally alone
    And where my foot steps down is where it’s home

    You’re not alone, L3isa, but you’re Home in God’s arms.

    Holding memories of you in my heart and keeping Paul and your family and friends in my prayers.

    Betty Hanawa

  6. A Penguin went to Heaven

    I have so many things to say
    So many memories in my heart
    God blessed us with the gift of love
    We will never be apart

    Many never understood
    The kind of love we shared
    Through all our trials and tribulations
    It enriched for each other how much we loved and cared

    Side by side we stood together
    On that November day
    When we started on this journey
    That ended on that Wednesday

    When we stood at Gods altar in September
    I professed again the love for you in my heart
    Promising you in sickness and in health
    Until death do us part

    We knew those words had meaning
    That most don’t fully understand
    We committed to each other once again
    Standing hand in hand

    I could write a million words
    Yet never be able to say
    How much I truly love you
    I loved you more each day

    Your strength your courage and your smile
    Touched everyone you met
    You showed them what it truly meant
    To face life without regret

    Jack and Max and Pepper too
    So miss you ever more
    The love of a pet is like none other
    It’s a love down to the core

    So my Leisa please always know
    That I tried with all my might
    To do everything I could
    With the best for you in sight

    Your suffering has ended
    On a new journey you depart
    I hope and pray you always know
    I loved you with all my heart

    I’ll see you soon my penguin princess
    In heaven we’ll reunite
    Until then spread your wings and fly
    You’re cancer free, you won the fight

    I love you Leisa

    Paul

  7. Dear Leisa,
    I remember when we celebrated your birthday two years ago. We went to one of your favorite restaurants for lunch and then you had a manicure and pedicure which was an item on your bucket list. I will cherish our memories together. To my penguin lover.

  8. My darling Pooh. I was crying this morning and could not stop and I heard your voice just as clear. You said “Stop crying Aunt Janet, I am happy with all my love ones who were here and you and I will see each other again. I love you. Baby, I am trying. Love you with all my soul.

  9. Will never forget how many times you told the story of when I was brought home from the hospital. What thats not a baby thats a femal giraffe and I wanted a brother. Still makes me laugh. Wow what a whirlwind of a life we had. Some good some bad but we remained sisters, and even though the last few years I had to stay away you and Paul both understood why. I did my best to keep the stress away from you both due to my presence it was time needed to be together without any more stress then you already were facing. Was so glad I got to visit with you both before you got really sick this last month and the girls so enjoyed hearing our stories and of course all the stories on how we beat the crap out of each other and how you tortured me with your Monkees music. Who knew you would now be up in Heaven with your all time favorite Davy Jones so soon. I am betting you will be spending a while just seeing all the people who are there before you. Never ending stories I am sure. Many things I wish we both could change but things happen for a reason and we accept and move on. Will enjoy sharing many stories of Leisa moments with the girls and always will remember how we both love our bright nailpolish colors. RIP and see you sometime Love always Melody

  10. I am a distant cousin of Leisa’s through her Maserang line. My sincere sympathy to all of her Family and friends in her loss. May God be with you all. I have a little info that I can add to Leisa’s family history.

    Leisa is also survived by Grandparents Marshall and Ruth (Gillentine) Basham. She was preceded in death by Father, Mike Maserang;Grandfather, Leo Maserang, Jr; Aunt Barbara Maserang Maum; cousins Curtis Maserang and Marshall Robinson.

    Leisa is descended from the Maserang line who were early settlers of Mansfield and Bloodworth communities. The Maserangs arrived in the US from Alsace-Lorraine – Germany/France.

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