Donna Elaine (Higgins) Rollins

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Dunnellon - Mrs. Donna Elaine (Higgins) Rollins passed away 2/28/2009 Saturday evening with her husband of 43 years at her side after losing her two year battle with cancer. Donna was born to George and Marjorie Higgins in Kezar Falls, Maine 6/16/1949. Donna attended and graduated from Gray/New Gloucester schools. Then after raising her children went back to school and received her Bachelor's degree in Art education in 1985 at USM, worked for the Town of Lewiston as an Art educator until 2000. During that time she also reentered school and got her Master's degree in Computer Art at Lesley College. In 2000 she worked for the town of Bridgton with the Special Education Department until she moved to Dunnellon Florida. Down there she taught Art in Marion county schools until 2008. Donna had many talents and influenced many of her students, friends and family members with her abilities. She loved all arts and crafts; she belonged to a Quilting Club, loved Photography, basket making, made clothes, fabric design with Photoshop, dying materials. Donna was a true Christian her heart and soul. She was a member of the Revival Fire Church of Dunnellon. She belonged to many Bible groups. She also assisted her church friends by going to the homes of the elderly to bring them food and prayer. She loved Gods written word and developed a relationship with the Holy Spirit. She also attended Prayer College and went to as many seminars as possible. Donna was predeceased by her sister Betty Jane, a brother (Infant) Higgins, and her father George Higgins and her daughter Belinda Jo Rollins. She is survived by her husband Andrew Rollins Sr. of Dunnellon Florida, her son Andrew Rollins Jr. of Windham Maine, and her daughter Christine Rollins of Cornish Maine. her mother Marjorie Higgins and her sister Patricia Cooms of Oklahoma, Beverly of Maine, William(Buddy) Higgins of New Gloucester, Anita McBride of Oklahoma, Richard Higgins of Philippines, and Paula Bernier of Gray. Donna also had seven loving granddaughters Chantal Paradis of Austin, Texas, the twins Cassandra and Suzanna Pinette of Biddeford, Maine Ariana, Elizabeth, and Marinna Rollins of Windham, Maine, Courtney Bertin of Cornish, Maine. Services will be held for her at the Revival Fire Church 19460 Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon Fl. 34430 Wednesday 11 of March at 6 PM. In lieu of flowers please make a donations to the Food Ministry of this church.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Mar. 10 to Mar. 11, 2009
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