Erlene  Higginbotham
Funeral services for Erlene Higginbotham will be held Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Webb officiating. Burial will be at Meridian Memorial Park. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with arrangements.
Ms. Higginbotham, 87, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away Sept. 21, 2019, following a long illness.
Erlene was a wife and homemaker. She loved to work in her yard and enjoyed beautiful flowers. In Meridian, she belonged to the Women's Garden Club and was an active member of Midway Baptist Church. She treasured the lifelong friendships made in her Sunday School class. After her husband passed, she moved to Jacksonville, Fla. Her house backed up to a lake, and she enjoyed watching the birds, geese, and ducks that frequented the area. She joined Westside Baptist Church and participated in many of their programs until her health declined. She entered Brookdale/Avondale Assisted Living and enjoyed the loving care provided by the staff and Community Hospice.
Survivors include her daughter, Ann Baranski and husband, Larry of Oklahoma City; brother, Buddy Tims of Meridian; grandchildren, Steven Baranski and wife, Kris of Portland, Ore., Michael Baranski and wife, Lacy of Jenks, Okla., Thanh Hogan and husband, Jonathan of Jacksonville, Fla., and Hoang Nguyen and wife, Tuong of Jacksonville; great-grandchildren, Emily, Sam, Carter, and Charly Baranski, Kimberly and Jessica Hogan, Loan, Phung and wife, Emily Nguyen; and great-great-grandchild, Jameson Nguyen.
She was preceded in death by her husband, B.T. Higginbotham; son, Tom Higginbotham; parents, William Bartley and Lucy Tims.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, 4830 McWillie Circle, Jackson, MS 39206.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at
Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at the funeral home an hour and a half before the service.
Published on September 24, 2019


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