Rush Higginbotham

Published 12:05 am Monday, February 9, 2015

SHREVEPORT — Funeral Services for Rush Quinn Higginbotham, 76, who died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, will be at 11 a.m. today at Trinity Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Sanders, the Rev. Kris Cheniere and the Rev. Wayne Sanders officiating.

Burial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Natchez.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. until service time today at the church.

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Higginbotham was born on July 9, 1938, in Palestine, Texas, the son of Winfred and Mary Higginbotham.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1963. Higginbotham retired from International Paper. Higginbotham was a deacon for the Lord for more than 50 years. He was a member of Shreveport Gideons International East Camp and Trinity Heights Baptist Church. Higginbotham loved his God, his church and family and friends and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Higginbotham was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Margie Gray Higginbotham; daughter, Connie Freeman; and brothers, John Higginbotham and Walter Higginbotham.

Survivors include his wife of almost 50 years, Betty Joy Thatch Higginbotham; daughters, Ellen Densford and husband, Bruce, of Grand Prairie, Texas, Janet Gould and husband, Jerry, of Bossier City, La.; son-in-law, Danny Freeman; grandchildren, Josh Freeman, Matthew Freeman, David Gould, Cameron Densford, Alexa Densford, Whitney Elliott and husband, Jason; great-grandchildren, Katelyn Elliott and Ashley Elliott; brother, W.C. Higginbotham; sister, Martha Johnson; special neighbor Joe Randle; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mike Ryan, Johnny Whittington, Josh Freeman, Matthew Freeman, Cameron Densford and David Gould.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Gideons East Camp, Mike Ryan’s Sunday School and Herb Hamoaka.

Memorial may be made to Gideons International or Trinity Heights Baptist Church to Share the Way Ministries.