January 30, 1930 - December 9, 2018
Delores Summerall "Dee" Higginbotham, 88, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018 after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel L. "Sam" Higginbotham, parents George and Willie Acker Summerall and sisters, brother and niece, Hazel Cobb, Imogene Barrett and Bennie Summerall, Debbie Cobb respectively. She is survived by her beloved son, Lenn; special friends, Richard and Beth Harper and niece, Dianne Cobb Mielke. While Dee was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Oxford, over the years she and Sam were active in several area churches as he was called as Director of Music. Dee worked as a Dental Hygienist for many years and was an avid gardener specializing in Irises. However, her passions were her duties as a wife and a mother. If Sam nailed up a board Dee was there to hold the other end for him. When she and Sam discovered Lenn to be a special needs child she corresponded with specialists across the South searching for help. She found there was none to be had at that time and devoted her existence to his care. That devotion continued to the very end of her life. The two and one half years since Sam's passing have been difficult for Dee and Lenn. A great many friends have faithfully supported them during that time and the family extends a very grateful appreciation to all. The family would also like to express a special thank you to Signature In-Home Care, especially Michele Erwin, Sabrina Nava and Linda Baker. Stringfellow Hospital ICU and 3rd floor nursing as well as NHC staff have provided her with compassionate and professional care for which we are thankful. Visitation will be from 1:00 until 2:00 PM on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in the Chapel at the First Baptist Church of Oxford. The funeral service at 2:00 will be followed immediately by a private graveside service at Forestlawn Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family requests that Love Offerings be sent to Rainbow Omega 100 Hope Dr, Eastaboga, AL 36260.
Delores Summerall "Dee" Higginbotham, 88, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018 after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel L. "Sam" Higginbotham, parents George and Willie Acker Summerall and sisters, brother... View Obituary & Service Information
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