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Redbud Baptist Church
801 Slide Rd.
Lubbock, TX  79416
Saturday, October 2, 2021
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
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Redbud Baptist Church
801 Slide Rd.
Lubbock, TX  79416
Saturday, October 2, 2021
2:00 p.m.
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Parklawn Memorial Gardens
3605 SW 3rd
Plainview, TX  
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Redbud Baptist Church
801 Slide Rd.
Lubbock, TX  79416


Geneva Merle Higgins

of Lubbock, TX

September 28, 1929 - September 23, 2021


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Geneva Merle Higgins, 91, of Lubbock, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021. She was born on September 28, 1929, in Vealmoor, Texas to Carl and Effie (Kay) McKee. Geneva graduated from Acklery High School. She married Alan L. “Skinny” Higgins on March 5, 1948. Skinny was in the cotton industry which took Geneva and him to multiple cities throughout Texas. They were not only business partners but also best friends devoted to serving their community.

Geneva and Skinny became active members of multiple Baptist churches as they moved around. Geneva was involved in teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, attending Bible study, working in the nursery, and, one of her favorite volunteer jobs for the last twelve years, volunteering in the clothes closet at Redbud Baptist Church. In addition to her commitment to the church community, Geneva was also a volunteer at the Covenant Surgery Center in Lubbock for over fifteen years. Beyond serving the communities she loved, Geneva was a gifted seamstress and ceramicist. In fact, in her early years, Geneva made Nativity scenes for Hemphill-Wells Department Store.

You could see her gift in everything that she did in life. Geneva lit up the room with her smile, and she built lifelong friendships with so many of the people she encountered. Geneva especially enjoyed her friend groups over the years as a member of the Order of Eastern Star, square dance club, playing bridge, and Friday afternoon Dominoes.

Geneva prioritized her faith, friendships, and family. One of her biggest joys in life was being known as more than Geneva or Mother- it was being known as MeMe. MeMe wasn’t just MeMe to her own grandchildren or great-grandchildren; she was MeMe to any friend brought around by the family.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Ross Higgins and wife Terri of Plainview, four grandchildren, Kelli Duriex and husband Dennis of Lubbock, Wesley Higgins and wife Laci of Knott, Melissa Morgan and husband Matthew of Fulshear, and Amy Higgins of Plainview; Along with her seven great-grandchildren, Marin and Benjamin Duriex of Lubbock, Aleigha, Paizley, and Lyleigh of Knott, Lane and Case of Fulsher. Her nieces, Kay Holtzclaw and husband Don, Shea McCauley and husband Ernie, and Randye McKee.

She is preceded in death by her husband Alan L. “Skinny” Higgins on March 19, 2013, sons Grady Higgins in 1982, Wayne Higgins in 2013, and her father and mother, respectively.

Public visitation will begin at 1:00PM, Saturday October 2, 2021 with a service to follow at 2:00PM at Redbud Baptist Church. Proceeding the services, there will be a private burial at Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Plainview.

In Lieu of flowers, donations in Geneva’s honor can be made to Redbud Baptist Church, 801 Slide Rd., Lubbock Texas, 79416.


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5 Condolence(s)
Dorothy L Rogers
Albuquerque, NM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

I was very saddened to learn that Geneva had passed away. Oh, but the welcome she had at Heaven's Gates and was so rewarding for this sweet Christian Mother and loved one May our Heavenly Father give comfort to each of you in all the days ahead. Love to family and friends. Dorothy Baker Rogers





Crystal Carpenter
Temple, TX
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

I love you ! Will see you in heaven.. May the grace of Jesus christ be with us all.

Charlotte Cannon
Pasadena, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Aunt Geneva was one of the most godly women I have ever known. She loved family so much and always made everyone so welcome when we had family reunions. I will miss you but so glad you are now celebrating your first heavenly birthday with Uncle Skinny and many others. My condolances to all the family. Love you all so much

Veronica White
Tow, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

You’ll be missed by all love ya !!
Sissy

Marilyn Baker
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

To all of Geneva’s family I just want you to know what a dear sweet friend Geneva was. My mother & Geneva enjoyed many a bridge game. I loved her dearly & she will be truly missed. I do know that she is having a wonderful birthday party with her beloved Skinny. I pray for comfort & strength for the whole family she was a blessing to all.