Dorothy Jeanette Sutherland Heitman, 80, of Lexington, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Hinkle Hospice Home in Lexington. She was born in Worth, WV on January 21, 1941, to the late Ernest Garfield Sutherland and Ruby Louise (Spears) Alexander. Jeanette worked at TFI then later retired from PPG were she worked for many years. She enjoyed listening and singing gospel music. Jeanette also loved spending time with her family especially her great-granddaughter. She was a member at Freedom Baptist Church in Lexington. In addition to her parents, her brothers; Ted Southerland and Bill Southerland preceded her in death. Family will receive friends from 1:00pm to 2:00pm prior to the memorial service. The service will be held at 2:00pm Monday December 20, 2021 at Freedom Baptist Church in Lexington, conducted by Preacher Clyde Akers and Preacher Hoyt Mason with burial following at Shiloh United Methodist Church cemetery on Highway 150 in Lexington. Jeanette is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Earl "Rodney" Heitman, of their home in Lexington; a son Monte Heitman and daughter in law Beverly of Thomasville NC; grand-daughter Monica Heitman Parsons and her husband Matthew of Lexington NC; great-granddaughter Ryah Parsons; Brothers Billy Livingston and Steven Sutherland; Sister-in-laws Vernell Sutherland and Shirley Rhodes; along with multiple nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington NC 27292 OR to Freedom Baptist Church, 214 Hillcrest Court, Lexington NC 27292 in memory of Dorothy Jeanette Heitman.