City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Charlotte Cadieu Heath

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 80.
Died 05/31/2023.

Charlotte Cadieu Heath
Charlotte Cadieu Heath, 80, of Raleigh, NC, passed away in the early morning hours of May 31, 2023, in the arms of her husband of 60 years. In 2021, Charlotte was diagnosed with a rare, neurological disease called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). These last two years have been incredibly difficult, but now she is free.

Charlotte was born on November 15, 1942, to Peggy and Henry Cadieu in Philadelphia, PA. Shortly after her birth, the family returned to Charlotte, NC. She attended Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School, Charlotte Catholic High School and King’s College.

Charlotte married the love of her life, Ron Heath, on November 17, 1962. In 1969, Charlotte and her young family relocated to Raleigh, NC, where she lived for the remainder of her life.

When Charlotte was young and asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, her first answer was always to be a mom and she became the best Mom and the “bestest” Mimi. It’s difficult to capture in words the incredible love she had for her four children Ron, Mark, Shelly and Helen and her four grandchildren Emma, Anna, Maggie and Henry.

Her mothering extended beyond her children and grandchildren to her siblings, her nieces and nephews, her children’s friends, employees, coworkers and anyone who needed a smile, a hug or a word of encouragement – or a raised eyebrow if you were out of line.

She believed in all of us and taught us to believe in ourselves.

With time, we hope to fill this hole in our hearts with wonderful memories of her voice, her laugh, her smile, her hugs and her abundant love.

She is survived by her loving husband, Ronald Heath, Sr.; her children, Ron (and Becky) Heath, Jr., Mark (and Amy) Heath, Shelly Heath (and Barry Pierce) and Helen (and Malcolm) Green; her three beautiful granddaughters, Emma, Anna and Maggie; as well as her brother, Joe Cadieu, and sisters, Betsy Ray, Patty Lamm and Dorothy Gardner, and many nieces and nephews.

Charlotte was predeceased by her parents, Peggy and Henry Cadieu, and her grandson, Henry Green.

Her family will receive visitors at the Borden Building at Fred Fletcher Park between 5:00-8:00 p.m. on June 15, 2023. Parking is available at 805 Washington Street, Raleigh, NC 27605.

Charlotte’s family will carry her ashes to the family’s river house in Charlotte, NC, for a celebration of life to be held on September 9, 2023. Her ashes will then be interred next to her beloved grandson, Henry, at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Charlotte’s memory to CurePSP at

Her family gives thanks to the staff of Litchford Falls Nursing Home, ProMedica Heartland Hospice and City of Oaks Cremation for their support.


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Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

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Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

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Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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