Sybil Higgins Johnston|
Nov. 27, 1921-Jan. 1, 2017
Sybil Higgins Johnston of Oakwood was born on Nov. 27, 1921, in Flat River, Mo., to Leo and Maude Dees Higgins. She passed away after a period of declining health on Jan. 1, 2017.
Sybil was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Maurice Johnston; her parents and siblings; her daughter-in-law, Alice Johnston; and her grandson, Daniel Johnston.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in law, Larry and Terri Johnston, Oakwood, Dean and Wendy Johnston, Warrenton, Va., and Ken and Sally Johnston, Gainesville; 14 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and her devoted caregiver, Celestine Winters.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Little and Davenport Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m. Catholic Mass of Resurrection will be held on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at 10:45 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church. The Rev. Monsignor Jaime Barona will serve as celebrant. Burial to follow at 2:30 p.m. at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Ga.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at littledavenport.com.
Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway SW, Gainesville, GA 30501, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Jan. 4, 2017