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Gertie Mae Henry Higginbotham

Gertie Mae Henry Higginbotham died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on June 25, 2020.
Gertie, 84, was born on Sept. 17, 1935, to Nairy Henry and Enola Miller Henry.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 29, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Fr. Mikel Polson, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, will be officiating for the services.
The family is requesting visiting hours to be held Monday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.. A rosary will be recited at 11 a.m. Monday.
Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
She is survived by her four children, Glenn Higginbotham and wife Liana of The Woodlands, Texas, Debra Ann Higginbotham of Crowley, Rachel Cart and husband Scooter of Prairieville, and Tammy Ledbetter and husband Jimmy of Prairieville; one sister, Cheryl Vincent and husband Mike of Lafayette; and one brother, Herbert Henry of Thibodeaux; 13 grandchildren, Brandon, Jessica, Kyle, Tyler, Melati, Seruni, Chris, Scott, Meghan, Ethan, Evan, Lainey and Ross; 12 great-grandchildren; and lifelong friend, Agnes Primeaux, who she loved as a sister.
Gertie devoted her entire life to her five children after being widowed at the age of 32. She felt the greatest gifts in life were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She enjoyed cooking and catered for many years in the Acadiana area. Gertie loved sharing this talent with her family. Anyone going to visit looked forward to the meals she prepared at her home.
Gertie is preceded in death by her husband, Alverda J. Higginbotham; one son, James D. Higginbotham; her parents, Nairy and Enola Miller Henry; and one brother, Elson Henry.
Condolences may be sent to the family by www.geesey-ferguson.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home of Crowley.

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