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Charlottesville Victim Was A Virginia Notary Public

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The National Notary Association reports today that Heather D. Heyer, who was killed August 12 in the Charlottsville, Virginia tragedy, was a Notary Public. Described as a passionate advocate for the disenfranchised, Heyer was a paralegal at the Miller Law Group, where she worked in the firm’s bankruptcy division.

“We are deeply saddened to learn that a member of the Notary community was killed while standing up for what she believed in,” said National Notary Association President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Heymann. “As a Notary, she was committed to impartially serving the public in a professional and civil way.”

Alfred A. Wilson, a manager of the Miller Law Group in Charlottesville, told The New York Times that Heather stood up against “any type of discrimination.” Others who lived in Charlottesville said that Heather always spoke strongly against inequality and urged co-workers to be active in their community.

“She died fighting for her beliefs and campaigning against hate,” her coworker Marissa Blair told CNN.  “She was very strong in what she felt, and she spoke with conviction. She would never back down from what she believed in.”

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Heather was the latest Notary to lose her life in a historic event. In recent incidents, 28 NNA members were inside the World Trade center during the 9-11 attacks, although two were confirmed to have survived; several others died in the Jonestown massacre in Guyana; and dozens of service men and women Notaries in active engagements perished in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other parts of the Middle East. 

Whether in their professional occupations or their personal lives, Notaries have served our country with integrity and goodness, said Heymann.  “Heather Heyer was an example of that.”

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MA. ELOISA GONZALEZ

17 Aug 2017

My heart goes out to the friends & family of this young lady. I sincerely hope that her passing will not be forgotten & that her efforts to fight against hatred will someday help to make a difference for all of us.

Matt

18 Aug 2017

I am deeply saddened by all this and especially to find out that she was a fellow notary. And to make matters worse, the president compared her to racism, how despicable.

Iris Witherspoon

21 Aug 2017

Our condolences go out to Heather's family. Praying for peace and endurance in their time of sorrow.

Tammy Spring

21 Aug 2017

I am so terribly sorry for Heather's family. My prayers and my sympathy go out to you.

Cecilia M. Burks

21 Aug 2017

My sincere condolences and prayers to the friends and family of Heather.

gearldine dooley

21 Aug 2017

My Heart goes out to her Mother and family she was a brave solider and i know shes in heaven right now, her work did not go in vain. i am sending prayers up for her mother because she raised her daughter to not be prejudiced because your skin color was different, mother hold your head up high you had a wonderful god got you, blessing for you and your family it is hard to lose a child in that manner.

Sarah Cummings

21 Aug 2017

RIP Heather, you did not die in vain. We will continue your fight, we will #RESIST, we will continue to stand against bigotry, racism, and blind hatred.

Dorie Harpold

21 Aug 2017

May Heather's advocacy continue through those her life touched and may God bless her family.

Florence Anderson

21 Aug 2017

My sincere condolences and prayers to the friends and family of Heather. Keep your head held high, she was a great person

Diane Wagner

21 Aug 2017

I am so sorry that this lovely young lady was killed by senseless violence. Prayers to her family and by extension to the NP family I am part of.

AJean

21 Aug 2017

Jesus promises a wonderful hope at John 5:28,29 for our loved ones

CECILIA HERRERA

21 Aug 2017

I feel sad for this loss. My condolences and prayers go to her family.

CECILIA HERRERA

21 Aug 2017

My condolences and prayers go to her family. I feel sad for this loss.

Anne T. Jones

21 Aug 2017

I pray that Heather's beliefs will live on in others whereby, one day we shall overcome and live in peace, harmony and love.

Betty F. Swammy

21 Aug 2017

My heart goes out to her very strong and grieving mother, her family, and all of her friends. She stood up for human rights. Her loss was senseless, and we all must stand for something or we fall for anything. Good Rest in Peace Heather.

Mary Ellen

22 Aug 2017

What a brace young woman. While l offer my deepest condolences to her family and friends, l am sadden by the news she was a fellow Notary. May God bless her and us all!

Rosa Islas

22 Aug 2017

My sincere condolences to Heathers family

Brenda Charles-Edwards

22 Aug 2017

My heart goes out to Heather's family and friends. Peace & blessings.

Irene

22 Aug 2017

There is no room for evil! I don't understand why; nor will I ever. My heart aches for the family and friends who suffered this great loss. May she rest in peace! God be with all of you!

Charlotte T

22 Aug 2017

It's so sad, and she was so brave to stand up for her values and beliefs, in the face of adversity. Shame on the haters and violent actions of crazed humans. God bless her sprit and memory.

Carrie

23 Aug 2017

Condolences to her family, this should've never happened! So sad that our fellow notary sister who was standing up for what she believed in. In my mind, she'll always be a HERO!

Virginia M Davis

23 Aug 2017

I was saddened to hear of Heather's death and under such horrible circumstances. Her life stood for something beautiful and the ones who stand against that with violence and hatred aren't worth our consideration other than a safe and clean place to live when we throw them all in jail for the rest of their lives. Heather's family has my deepest sympathy.

Allena E Ross

24 Aug 2017

My deepest condolences to the family and friends in the loss of Heather. It saddens my soul to see and hear that there is so much hatred in our country (the USA). I will continue to believe that her efforts will be a role model for others. God Bless

Susanne Pellicano

24 Aug 2017

Such a tragic outcome for a young lady who was just speaking her mind. My prayers go out to her Family and may their precious memories sustain them during this horrific time in their lives. My Father fought in WW II to give us the freedoms we have today and then when somebody exercises that right, they are killed. This is wrong in more ways than I can say. Can't we all just get along? Other countries would like to destroy the United States, but they do not have to, as we are destroying ourselves from within. How very sad is that?

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