Evelyn Cabrera-Heatwole

Evelyn Cabrera-Heatwole

December 02, 1956 - February 18, 2024
Richmond, VA

Evelyn Cabrera-Heatwole

December 02, 1956 - February 18, 2024
Richmond, VA


Mrs. Evelyn Cabrera Heatwole, 67, passed peacefully on the morning of February 18, 2024, with her husband by her side after a three-year battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was a warrior who fought bravely until the end. Evelyn attended the Dominican College of Blauvelt, New York, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. She later attended Western Michigan University where she earned her Master’s degree in Blind Rehabilitation Teaching. She spent the next 41 years working in the Veterans Administrations in Connecticut, Puerto Rico and Virginia. Here in VA, she served as the Visual Impairment Services Team Coordinator, coordinating services for blinded veterans between 1988-2021. Her veterans were her passion and she advocated fiercely for them. Evelyn Cabrera Heatwole was preceded in death by her daughter, Christie A. Heatwole; and her father, Ramon Luis Cabrera. She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Raymond L. Heatwole; her mother, Gregoria Munoz-Roman; two brothers, Ramon L. Cabrera and his wife Caridad; Milton Cabrera and his wife Lourdes Cabrera; one sister Lourdes Cabrera-Cobb; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service. Her memorial mass will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 1 PM at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church. Interment to take place on Friday, February 23, 2024 at 12 PM at Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in her memory to: Blinded Veterans Association-Richmond c/o Sherri Geiger, VIST Coordinator, 1201 Broadrock Blvd., Richmond, VA 23249


  • Date & Time: February 21, 2024 (6:00 PM)
  • Venue: Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service
  • Location: 6500 Iron Bridge Road North Chesterfield, VA 23234 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (804) 275-7828

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: February 22, 2024 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: St. Edwards The Confessor Catholic Church
  • Location: 2700 Dolfield Drive N. Chesterfield, VA 23235 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (804) 272-2948

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: February 23, 2024 (12:00 PM)
  • Venue: Dale Memorial Park
  • Location: 10201 Newbys Bridge Road Chesterfield, VA 23832 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (804) 748-5843

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3 responses to Evelyn Cabrera-Heatwole

  1. Jane Beard says:

    So very sad to learn of Evelyn’s passing. I knew her through the VA and she was a very special Lady caring deeply for our Veteran population as well as others with visual impairments. Her kindness and compassion will be greatly missed.

  2. Ann says:

    We at Care Transport will miss her she was so lovable

  3. Don Kickler says:

    For those of us visually challenged, she was our light in the dark
    I knew Evelyn from her first day at work after Mr. Clarke. We became good friends. She helped me in many ways. I miss her.

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