Connie Louise Higgins (Persinger), born on September 14,1954, was taken home to rest in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 30, 2009.|
Putting herself aside, her family was her top priority in her year long battle with cancer. Connie was a devoted Christian wife and mother who worked very hard to spread her love and cheer to everyone she met. For the last twenty years she had been in the service of helping others as a home health aide. This was her true calling. Her favorite field in this job was working with Alzheimer's patients; she was truly gifted. Our Angel Is Finally Home
Life is but a vapor, she wasn't here too long
God needed another angel, someone to sing His songs.
Though we will miss her loving touch and her sweet smile it's true
She's finally home where she belongs, so much for her to view.
There's many, many loved ones waiting on that shore.
They'll celebrate for years and years when she walks through that door.
So angels guide her carefully to her mansion up above
We will always remember and cherish her with smiles and so much love.
``In You O Lord, I put my trust,
Let me never be put to shame
Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape;
Incline Your ear to me and save me.
Be my strong refuge to which I may resort continually;
You have given the commandment to save me,
For You are my rock and my fortress.' Psalms 71:1-3
Connie was preceded in death by her father, Henry Persinger; grandmother, Icie Casto; grandfather, Alonzo Casto; beloved aunt, Aunt Mary Miller. Connie is survived by her faithful loving mother, Mae Persinger; her loving devoted husband, John Higgins; loving children, John (Bubba) Higgins, Diannia (Di Di) Higgins, Katlyn (Katie) Higgins; stepchildren, James (Trinette) Kinney, Robert Higgins, Billie Dee Higgins, Greg (Liz) Higgins; sisters, Barbara (Anthony) Gearhart, Diannia (Don) Benson, Myrtle Ray, Brenda Jean Persinger, Angela Taylor, Jennifer Persinger; brothers, Walt Persinger, Ernie Persinger (Christine), Henry Persinger; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews too numerous to name.
``God needed a loving angel so He took His Best.' Loved by one and all.
The family will receive friends and family at the Home Missionary Baptist Church, 1922 Oakes Dr., Akron, Ohio, Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 3 from 10 to 11 a.m.; funeral service 11 a.m. Funeral dinner immediately following at the fellowship hall. Friends and family are welcome. Interment at Alonzo Casto Cemetery on Belgrove Rd., Kenna, W. Va., Saturday, Sept. 5 at 1 p.m.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sept. 2, 2009