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In Loving Memory Of Dawn Nikee’ Heffner – July 2, 1969 – April 4, 2021

Dawn Nikee' Heffner (affectionately known as Nikki) made her debut in 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 Cosmetology.  

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 festival. 


Her blueprint is still being followed, and due to her commitment and creativity, her footprint is still very much a part of the Credit Union's culture. Nikki was a notable nail technician and natural hair stylist for her countless clients until her illness.  Salons include; Great Lakes Studios, Reality Nails and Hair and Salon, and most recent Nevaeh Salon and Spa.    

For any occasion, the fashionista always looked the part, inside and out, and enjoyed traveling with her girlfriends.
Nikki battled Thymoma, a rare cancer, for 20 1/2 years without complaint. She was given her wings on Easter, April 4, 2021, at Toledo Hospital with her Mother and Uncle Eugene by her side.

The family would like to extend a special word of thanks to; Vicki Lawshe, Godfather Edwin "Sky" Mabry, and Uncle Eugene Isaac.  




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