In Loving Memory Of Dawn Nikee’ Heffner – July 2, 1969 –
April 4, 2021
Dawn Nikee' Heffner (affectionately known as Nikki) made her
Toledo, Ohio on July 2, 1969, to the union of James Paul and
Faytha (Craig) Heffner. She is the youngest of two children.
Nikki is preceded in death by her Father.
Nikki attended St. Ann's elementary school and graduated
from McAuley High School in 1987. She earned an Associate of
Applied Business from the University of Toledo and her
Bachelor of Arts from Spring Arbor University in Michigan.
From the State of Ohio, she acquired her licensure in
Receiving Christ at an early age, Nikki joined Friendship
Baptist Church under Bishop Duane C. Tisdale's pastorate.
The church to which her great grandmother, Juliette
Peterson, was a parishioner. Nikki was a dedicated member
for over 15 years and was the hairstylist to their First
Lady Thelma Tisdale.
Nikki's extensive and successful professional career
includes a human resource representative at Calphalon, an
office manager at Heidtman Steel, and a project manager over
special projects at the Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union.
It's there where she received the Community Award for being
the spearhead over the annual African American parade and