Bridgett Lynn Heil

Born in Lexington, Kentucky on January 29, 1973

Departed on August 3, 2020 and resided in Fairview, Tennessee

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Bridgett Lynn Heil – Age 47, of Fairview, passed away August 3, 2020.
Bridgett was a fierce advocate for anyone who needed one. She was a volunteer and leader for Mama Dragons. She made sure no one ever felt alone. As a nurse, she held the hands of victims of AIDS epidemic and stayed with them through their last moments. As a mother, she never shielded her son from the world, but held his hand as he navigated it. Some of her favorite places included, in the outdoors just before a storm, at pride rallies, a cozy bed, anywhere with animals and in a kitchen cooking for her family. She was a lover and fighter and will be remembered from all the lives and families she touched.
Survived by her loving son Zachariah Chance Heil; parents Patricia and Robert Heil; brother Martin E Heil; beloved pets Schmitty, Oliver and Gigi.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mama Dragons in her memory at
A Life Celebration will be held 1:00-3:00pm, Saturday, August 8th at The Pavilion at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, 9090 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN, 37221 615-646-9292

25 Comments to Bridgett Lynn Heil

  1. Lee Stanley
    August 5, 2020 9:56 pm

    My heartfelt sympathy and compassion to Patty, Bob, Marty and Zach. I am so very sorry for the unexpected death of your loving, beautiful Bridgett. May the peace and comfort of a loving God comfort and strengthen you each day ❤️🙏🌹. Our friendship is a blessing! Please know I will walk with you in the days ahead and help in any way possible 🤗💜.

    Love, Lee Stanley

  2. Madelyn Cherry Johnson
    August 5, 2020 10:33 pm

    My heart is so sad for the Heil family! Know that my love and prayers are with you. 🙏

  3. Lori Robertson
    August 6, 2020 11:04 am

    I still cannot believe my friend has gone. Her infectious laugh will always be in my memory. She was taken too soon. Mr Bob, Pat and Zachariah, her love for you was enormous.
    Zach, you were her pride and joy, whenever we spoke of you she always smiled.
    May the Lord keep and comfort you.🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻
    I will miss my friend.

    • Mary Ann Robinson
      August 6, 2020 4:06 pm

      I am so sad for such a bright light to be gone. Bridgett will be greatly missed by all who knew her. My heart goes out to Zach, Pat and Bob.

  4. Greg Beem
    August 6, 2020 2:15 pm

    So sorry! My heart is broken. I don’t think I ever saw any of you that I didn’t think of Bridgett. That’s a great picture of her, she looks angelic. My prayers are with you all. Greg

  5. Jennifer Ferguson
    August 6, 2020 3:51 pm

    My deepest condolences to Bridgett’s family. Bridgett did not work with us long, but she was a valued member of our team. She is greatly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time of loss.

  6. Diana Lynn Bailey
    August 6, 2020 6:50 pm

    Never got to talk with her much except on the phone during our meetings but I could tell she had a zest for life just listening to jwr bubbly personality come out on the phone. My prayers are with the amily.

  7. Roger & Cathy Baker
    August 7, 2020 6:54 am

    Our deepest sympathy at this time. We send our love and prayers to surround your family. Love from Roger & Cathy Baker

  8. Sissy and Steve
    August 7, 2020 1:41 pm

    We are so sorry for your precious loss. We know what great parents and grandparents you were. Please know that you are in our prayers. Much love,

  9. Janet McCabe
    August 7, 2020 2:19 pm

    Pat, on behalf of the ASG chapter, we are so sorry to hear about your daughter’s passing. I know she was greatly loved, and will be badly missed. Our hearts go out to you and all her family and friends on such a tragic loss.

  10. Jennifer
    August 7, 2020 2:57 pm

    Wasn’t prepared to hear this. We went to grade school and high school together. Lived in the same neighborhood growing up. Reconnected on Facebook awhile back. I will miss her her posts, comments, and pics. I’m so sorry. My heart breaks for her family and friends. Sending prayers, love, and lots of hugs!

    Jennifer Campbell

  11. Rita Johnson
    August 7, 2020 3:47 pm

    So sorry to hear this. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Judy Duerson
    August 7, 2020 3:50 pm

    I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Much love!

  13. Alania Sheeley
    August 7, 2020 5:35 pm

    Pat, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  14. Umesh Mudunkothge
    August 7, 2020 5:47 pm

    We will miss her laughter and her light. My deepest condolences to Zach & family. It was a privilege to know her for even the short time that I did.

    • Connie Rogers
      August 8, 2020 3:49 am

      Such a bright and beautiful woman. Her wings were ready but our hearts were not. Thankful to have known such an amazing soul. Prayers for peace and comfort for her family. She will be greatly missed on earth but will be a beautiful angel in Heaven.

  15. Linda Driscoll
    August 7, 2020 6:26 pm

    I’m still trying to grasp that this is real. A few short days before you were laughing & smiling. You help our family so much in our time of need. You will always be remembered as a person that lit up the room with you entered. Always holding a special place in my heart for you.

  16. Gary P
    August 8, 2020 11:48 am

    I knew Bridgett since she was about 15 years old. Although I’m a lot older than her, some of her insights into life stuck with me. I will never forget her saying, “I’m going to feel this way till I feel different.” Sounds simple, but it gave me permission to feel what I was feeling, not avoiding it, knowing that the feelings would pass. I had not seen her in a few years, but some of her wisdom resides. Love you, Bridgett.

  17. Mary f Biggers
    August 9, 2020 3:31 am

    I worked with Bridgett at Tn Prison for women. It was such a joy to work with her. My home was destroyed in a fire in 2013 and Bridgett gave me 2 pieces of furniture that I will treasure forever. She wanted to give me more but i knew she couldn’t afford to do that. Bridgett was an extraordinary person. So glad i got to know her.

  18. Colleen Jenkins
    August 9, 2020 8:39 pm

    I just found out about Bridget. She was a sweetheart. She came to visit me after my brain surgery.

  19. Sue Higdon
    August 10, 2020 8:41 am

    Love and prayers for Bridget’s family. I have loved her since the day I first set eyes on her at St. Edward School.

  20. Judy Davis
    August 10, 2020 3:05 pm

    Bob & Pat,
    I’m sending you my love & prayers I know how hard it is to lose a child.

  21. Mary Catharine Nelson
    August 10, 2020 3:30 pm

    Dearest Zach, Marty, Pat, and Bob, I am so sad to hear the news. May your best memories of your time together be a blessing to you. I am holding you in my heart.

  22. Flo Lewis
    August 13, 2020 11:59 am

    Patty and Bob,
    I continue to keep you in my prayers. I know that in time the happy memories with your beautiful daughter will bring you peace. My heart breaks with yours in this difficult time. I love you both.

  23. cheri reznicek
    August 13, 2020 7:17 pm

    The video is such a tribute to her life of love that was freely given. Praying that you feel her continued love wrapped around your family.

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