Cover photo for Mildred "Poochie" Heyward's Obituary
Mildred "Poochie" Heyward Profile Photo
1956 Mildred 2019

Mildred "Poochie" Heyward

May 16, 1956 — May 6, 2019


Mildred Heyward, affectionately known as “Poochie”, passed away in the comfort of her home on Monday, May 6, 2019. She was 62 years old. Poochie was born on May 16, 1956 in Harlem, NY; the daughter of the late John and Bernice (Delamarter) Heyward.

Poochie moved to Ellenville at a young age and was raised by her aunt Mildred Terry. She attended the Ellenville Central Schools and made many friends along the way. Poochie was active in the community having worked at the Coachmen Diner, the Children’s Annex and the Nevele Hotel where she ran the coffee shop. More recently she worked as a bus monitor for the Rolling V Bus Company.  Poochie loved spending time with her grandchildren and her family. She will be deeply missed and forever loved.

Poochie is survived by her daughters, Angeline Heyward (Gregory), Nicole Heyward-Benitez (Abram) and Lisa Heyward; her brother, John Heyward; her nephews Hakim Vazquez and Albert Delamarter; five grandchildren, Imani Heyward, Darien Wilson, Mercedes Wilson, Abram Benitez and Emma Skye Wilson and three great grandchildren, Brooklyn, Morgan and Madison. 

In addition to her parents, Poochie was predeceased by her sister, Katherine Delamarter and her aunt Mildred Terry.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, May 18th at the New Testament Church of Jesus Christ, 39 Clinton Ave., Ellenville.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Poochie’s name to the New Testament Church of Jesus Christ

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mildred "Poochie" Heyward, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

New Testament Church of Jesus Christ

39 Clinton Ave., Ellenville, NY 12428

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 19

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree