Betty J. Higgins

PERRY , Florida

Feb 11, 1940 – May 8, 2019


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Betty J. Higgins, 79, passed away on May 8, 2019 in Mayo, FL. Betty was born February 11, 1940 in Mayo, Florida to David K. Perry Sr. and Christine E. Corbin Perry.

Mrs. Higgins was of the Baptist faith. Betty was a homemaker that was devoted to her husband and a loving mother to her children. When the kids started school, Mrs. Betty followed, working for the Lafayette County Schools, working as the office administrator. Mrs. Betty enjoyed cooking, and love family time during holidays or Sunday after church dinners. While staying in Lafayette Health Care, she made arts and crafts out of jewelry and broaches for her family and friends. She was the family historian, spending countless hours researching her family heritage tracing them back all the way back to Europe. Out of all these, her greatest joy was being a Nana to her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents David K. Sr. and Christine E. Perry.

Mrs. Higgins is survived by her husband Johnny Higgins; her children, Michael Wilder (Toni), Michele DuPree (Greg), and Melissa Law (Philip); her brother, David Perry, Jr.; 12 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Betty's life will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Burns Funeral Home of Mayo with Bro. Bruce Branche officiating. Interment services will follow in Airline Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Burns Funeral Home of Mayo. All arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home of Perry.

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Betty was always so sweet and friendly. Know you'll miss her every day. I feel very Blessed to have married into this loving Family.

I know Ms.Betty was an awesome person inside and out. She always made me feel very comfortable in her presents. She also made me feel as if I was in my owe home when I'd come visit during the summer months when I was younger. I sure hate I didnt get to spend more time with her then I got to, it's kinda hard considering I live all the way in Virginia at the moment. But, then again it's never stopped Uncle Johnny or aunt Betty from always showing their love for me. And for that I'm very...

She was a fun person....with a very unique way of getting her point across. Schools always need a little humor!

I have such wonderful memories of Cousin Betty, and Davey growing up. A trip to Mayo was a special treat to see Aunt Crissy and Uncle David and my two special cousins. They are all just the best....salt of the earth to be sure. Betty always had a special way about her. No matter what the circumstance, she always had time to make you feel special....just as she was, is, and ever shall be! She is a believer, and we all will see her again. Praise be to God.
Davey, you are so very loved and...

She always spoke the words to my heart when it was in pure darkness, Aunt Betty could bring the light to any situation around her. Full of life and love and always happy with the biggest of smiles in any room, She definitely stood out in a crowd. Thank you for the valuable lessons on life that you instilled in heart and the time you spent with me will never be forgotten. Until we meet again I love you dearly.

Aunt Betty was truly my favorite, I have so many great memories of spending summers, with her, in Mayo, as a teenager. When I last spoke with her, she ended our conversation, with her famous line, " I Love You Too Honey." Johnny, Michael, Michele, Melissa, and the rest of the Family, Aunt Betty was our Matriarch, but you can be rest assured, she is rejoicing now and is waiting, for each of us, when it is our time. May the Love that Aunt Betty shared, with ALL of us, be shared...

Mrs. Betty,
You were one in a million! You will be missed. Game night will never be the same! We love you!

Ms. Betty you will forever be in our hearts. We Love You and we know that you are rejoicing with our Lord and Savior and reminiscing with your Momma and Daddy. Prayers for the family for comfort and strength as they go through these coming days. We Love You All.