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STEPHEN FOSTER HEINE

Stephen Foster Heine, 22, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away Monday, March, 21, 2022.

Born in Conyers, Georgia he was a son of Terri Gaines Butler and David F. Butler. Stephen attended Georgia Southern University where he pursued a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He was also a Cannon Crewmember in the United States Army. Stephen was a wonderful, respectful, loving person. A gentleman, especially for his mother, Stephen was kind and helpful, he loved fiercely and deeply. A true soldier, the military was his life, but family was everything. Whatever Stephen did, he did it with passion, giving 110%. His family will forever miss his sense of humor and wit.

He is predeceased by his grandfather, Terry Augustus Gaines.

Survivors include his parents, Terri Lynne Gaines Butler, “Dad” David F. Butler; sisters, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell (Brian), Kristina Lynne Craig (Kyle), Rebecca Diane Heine; biological father, Kristopher H. Heine; step-sister, Darlene Candace Evans (Jordan); niece, Kaylee Lynn Craig; nephews, Grayson Asher-Jace Campbell, Levi James Craig; grandparents, the Reverend Jeanette “Mimi” Purvis, Richard D. “Pops” Purvis; uncles, Gary Gaines, Colin Foster Hilton, and Richard “Uncle Gene” Purvis.

The memorial service with, full military honors, will be held at 11 o’clock Monday morning, March 28, 2022, at Asbury Memorial Church – 1008 East Henry Street, conducted by the Reverend Jeanette Purvis.

Interment will take place at a later date at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens in Atlanta, Georgia.

Online Condolences

  1. Jennifer Hollowell says:

    I am so very sorry that we lost such an amazing young man. Being there when he came into this world was a true honor and he will always and forever be in our hearts. I’m here for you guys….always and no matter what. I love you all.
    FerFer ♥️

  2. Katie Jenkins says:

    Hearing of Heine’s passing was devastating. I enjoyed working with him from time to time at GSU, and will always appreciate the help and leadership he provided. May he rest in peace.

  3. Kristen Maynard says:

    This so such a tremendous loss. He was such a huge part of my family. I remember everytime he came into my house with a hug and smile. He always called me mom and I had the pleasure of watching him grow into a incredible man. This hurts so much I just don’t know what to do. It is like losing one of my kids. Stephen I am not sure what we will do without you. Until we meet again. Love you!!!

  4. Phae says:

    I am sending my condolences! Thank you for serving our country!

  5. Jo Schnelbach (Clark) says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    When I heard about this it was like someone had told me that I had just lost one of my kids.
    Stephen, thank you for always being there to put a smile on everyone’s face when they needed the most. You were able to do it like no other young man that I knew. Thank you also for serving our country.
    I love you kiddo. Until we meet again,
    Momma Jo

  6. Gabby says:

    Finding out that Stephen passed away came as a shock to me. Having only met him at school a couple months ago I knew he could light up any room he walked into. He was always making jokes when we hung out and there was never a dull moment. May he rest in peace.

  7. Emonie Maxwell says:

    I’m gonna miss you deeply my friend and battle much love and prayers out to your family

  8. Kerry Platt says:

    I cannot imagine losing one so young and so dear. I am grateful for Stephen’s commitment to family and our country and pray for peace in your hearts.

  9. Mike Kemp says:

    I’ll never forget the time you and Stephen came to visit and you, my kids and me all went out to the movies. Stephen was such a happy, charming, good-heated person that everyone liked and enjoyed spending time with. This is such a terrible tragedy and loss for the family and the world. I will be praying for you all during this difficult time.

  10. Barbara Griffin says:

    Praying that God will comfort you all hearts during this time of sorrow.

  11. Natasha & Caleb Foster says:

    We are sending our deepest condolences and prayers to the family. To know him is to love him, Stephen and Caleb were on Windsor Forrest Wrestling team, not only were they teammates we all became a family. Stephen will be missed dearly and we are truly sorry for your loss. No words can fix your broken heart mom but we pray with time and understanding god will heal and mend your heartbreak, with love the Foster family.

  12. Nicholas Barker says:

    You will live on through all of us, brother. I pray that we may one day meet again. May you rest in peace.
    Til’ Valhalla, Brother.

  13. Terri Butler says:

    Son there are no words to express the gratitude I have for being allowed to be your Mom. Dad is holding me up.. I will never get over this, but I will keep living my best life because you want that. I am so proud of you. You had a huge life at 22. You held your head up in the midst of some trying times knowing your character spoke for you. I love you and am trying to honor your requests as best I know how. Dad and I love you dearly. Love Momma

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