Heather L. Morgan, 36, a lifelong resident of Beacon, died May 17, 2019, due to injuries sustained in a car crash.
She was born in Beacon on Sept. 15, 1982. A graduate of Beacon High School, she worked for many years in the food service industry and said she always enjoyed the people she served and the friendships she made. Her family said she excelled at being a mother and had a tough but gentle soul.
Heather is survived by her mother, Becky Morgan; her biological father, Michael VanTassel; her father, Reggie Effort III; her children, Nadiya, Askya, Emani, Sariah, Amaya and Maaliya Paulin; her stepson, Elijah Paulin; her sisters, Sarah Morgan and Regina Robinson; her paternal grandfather, Joseph VanTassel; her grandmother, Pat “Nana” Effort; the father of her children, Lord Paulin; her mother-in-law, Ranysha Gantt; and her sisters-in-law, Sharabia Paulin and Portia Gantt.
Family and friends will gather on Friday, May 24, from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Riverview Funeral Home by Halvey, 2 Beekman St., in Beacon. A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Beacon.