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July 9, 1938 - February 7, 2015
SHREVEPORT, LA – Services for Rush Quinn Higginbotham, 76, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 9, 2015 at Trinity Heights Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Keith Sanders, Rev. Kris Cheniere and Rev. Wayne Sanders. Visitation with the family will be prior to the service on Monday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Natchez, MS.
Rush Higginbotham, 76, was born July 9, 1938 in Palestine, TX to Winfred and Mary Higginbotham and passed away February 7, 2015. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1963. Rush retired from the International Paper. Rush was a Deacon for the Lord for over 50 years. He was a member of Shreveport Gideons International East Camp and Trinity Heights Baptist Church. Rush loved his God, his church and family and friends and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Rush is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Margie Gray Higginbotham; daughter, Connie Freeman; brothers, John Higginbotham and Walter Higginbotham.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 50 years, Betty Joy Thatch Higginbotham; daughters, Ellen Densford and husband, Bruce of Grand Prairie, TX, 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, Ashley Elliott; brother, W.C. Higginbotham; sister, Martha Johnson; and special neighbor Joe Randle. Also numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations may be made to Gideons International or Trinity Heights Baptist Church to Share the Way Ministries.
Honoring Rush as pallbearers will be Mike Ryan, Johnny Whittington, Josh Freeman, Matthew Freeman, Cameron Densford and David Gould.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the Gideons East Camp, Mike Ryan’s Sunday School and Herb Hamoaka.