Mary Ellen Avans Higdon, a beloved resident of Higdon, AL, passed away on June 24, 2023 at the age of 89. Mary was born to the late Arnold and Julia Reeves Avans on July 29, 1933.
Mary cherished her faith and community at Higdon Free Holiness Church. She also enjoyed tending her beautiful flower gardens and quiet moments of fishing. Her kindness and devotion were extended to all those who knew her, especially to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly.
Mary is survived by her children, Calvin Gerald (Vickie) Higdon and Cecilia (Bill) Scott; sister, Alladine Pruitt; grandchildren, Amanda Jill (Gabriel) Goins, Nicholas Mitchell (Beth) Higdon, Angela Misti (Darrell) Hoover, and Adam Christopher (Alisha) Scott; 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Higdon; and siblings, R.C. “Sam” Avans, Geraldine Palmer, Onless Avans, Cordelia Melton, and Fred Avans.
The funeral service will be held at the Bryant Chapel of Moore Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 27th at 3:00 PM ET. Brother Edwin Spurgeon and Brother Jody Gray will be officiating with burial to follow at Higdon Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET and on Tuesday from 1:00 PM until the start of the service.
Expressions of sympathy or tributes can be left at www.MooreFHS.com.
These arrangements have been made under the guidance of Moore Funeral Home in Bryant, AL.