Mildred True Hearne • July 19, 2020



Mildred was born as Mildred Evelyn True in Winthrop, Mass. She only lived there a few years before her family moved to Miami, Florida. Several years later, they moved to the Panama Canal Zone, Panama where Mildred graduated from Balboa High School, Panama Canal Zone.

Mildred attended & received a BM degree in Music from Florida State College for Women. She worked her way through college as a Waitress. After college, she moved back to the Panama Canal Zone. That is where she met her spouse, James Webb Hearne. Mildred was best friends with Webb’s sister, Hayden Hearne. Mildred and Webb started dating and singing duets together at the First Baptist Church of Balboa. In 1943, they were married in the same church. They were married for 45 years.

Mildred worked 30 years with Civil Service U.S. Government, Panama Canal Zone. Mildred & Webb moved to Pensacola, Florida in 1974.

After the passing of Webb, Mildred moved to Azalea Trace, Pensacola, Florida, in December 2002.

Mom had many talents and interests. She loved to travel & took many cruises to exotic locations around the world, loved to read, swim, and relax at the beach.

She was a member of Daughter of the Nile, Panama Canal Society, and FSU Alumni Association. She was a dedicated & supportive wife, wonderful mother, sister, grandma, great grandma & friend.

She invested herself deeply serving the Lord with her life. She played piano & organ at numerous functions as well as substituting at church, Sunday school teacher, adult bible study teacher, choir director, soloist & duets.

Mildred impacted so many lives through her inspiring faith, Amazing woman! She is already missed by those who have been blessed by knowing her.

She is survived by her two sons & spouses, James Webb Hearne Jr. & Linda Hearne, and John Robert Hearne & Patricia Hearne. She is also survived by two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three step-grandsons, five step-great-grandchildren, and one step great-great grandson.

A visitation will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 1:00PM, followed by a service at 2:00PM.
For those who wish to view the service from home, the service will be a live webcast found at the following link: https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1079065
The password is 20142.

  1. Robert Russell and Cheryl says:

    When we think of Mildred Hearne we remember her beautiful smile, her laughter, her love for the Lord, and her lovely singing voice.
    Her friendship and influence in our lives in the Canal Zone was a blessing. We thank the Lord for her and for the important role she played in our lives.

  2. Debbie & Jim Huff says:

    Dear Jim, Linda and Family:
    Your Mother was a very educated, talented and smart woman. Be proud of her! Celebrate her life and smile when you think of her. Even though I never met her, I always said she was “ahead of her times” I admired her. What a long and wonderful life!

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