Heath Amick of Madison, AL (formerly of Clay, AL) passed away at Madison Hospital on Friday, March 24, 2023. A Visitation and Celebration of Life service will be held at Clay United Methodist Church, 6790 Old Springville Rd, Pinson, AL 35126 on April 16, 2023. Visitation will be held from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. with the Celebration of Life following at 3:00 P.M.
Heath is survived by his parents, Mitch and Joyce; his sister Rachel (Kelly) Rabb; nephews Will, Cooper, and Jake; uncles and aunts Leldon and Sherry Amick, Esther Amick, Ann Amick, Charles Miller, Ann Bean, Jean Hanvey, and a host of other family and friends. Heath is preceded in death by uncles and aunts Don Amick, Roger Amick, Charlotte Amick, Jane Miller, and Jim Hanvey.
Heath was born to Mitchell and Joyce Amick in Birmingham, AL on Dec 21, 1981. From a young age Heath was a cut up and always loved to laugh. In his youth he loved mountain biking, hiking, and spending time with friends. Some special memories that are cherished are a trip to San Francisco where he walked across the Golden Gate Bridge with his mom, and a trip to Rocky Mountains where he and his dad climbed a 14,000-foot mountain. Heath graduated from Clay-Chalkville High School in 2000 and attended the University of Alabama.
In 2004, while attending the University of Alabama, Heath suffered a devastating brain injury leaving him physically and mentally disabled. In spite of being confined to a wheelchair he never lost his ability to laugh and make others smile. He loved Alabama and watching the football games. If you ever saw him out he would be sporting his Alabama hat and was always covered by a houndstooth blanket. Nearly everyone he saw would be treated to a hearty “Roll Tide!”, especially Auburn fans, including his favorite Auburn fan, his sister Rachel.
After his injury, his favorite pastimes were listening to music, going to the movie theater, and watching movies at home. His favorite movies were Christmas Vacation, Forrest Gump, and mostly any comedy with Adam Sandler. He also loved sitting by the lake on warm afternoons listening to country music, and people watching. He would always say hi to all that passed by. He was always complimenting others and flirting with pretty girls. He loved when his nephews came to visit. He would often list off all the people he loved, and Will, Cooper, and Jake were at the top. His brother-in-law, Kelly, would make the list too, especially since he was an Alabama fan. Heath loved life, and despite his unfortunate condition, he hardly ever complained. Even on his last day on Earth, he was telling all the nurses “Thank you,” and “I love you.” His life was simple to most, but he taught us to always appreciate the little joys of life. Heath will forever remain in the hearts of those who loved him! We will miss him so much!
For Heath’s Celebration of Life, if you would like to wear Alabama colors in his honor, please do so.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Heath’s memory to the Alabama Head Injury Foundation at 500 Chase Park S #130, Hoover, AL 35244.