Alberta S. Heckman, 89, of Fort Meyers, Fla., passed away Monday, March 9, 2020, at her second home in Beaufort.

The family will hold a private graveside service at a later date in Pennsylvania.

She is survived by her son, Robert W. Heckman of Bartow, Fla.; daughter, Barbara Francis-Heckman of Beaufort; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Heckman; and daughters-in-law, Patricia Heckman and Nancy Francis-Heckman.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Alberta’s memory can be given to the family foundation, True Heart Animal Foundation, 129 Turner St., Beaufort, NC 28516, or online at

Arrangements are by Noe Funeral Service Inc. of Beaufort. Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at

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