Ethel Eileen Wells Higginbotham

4 January, 192415 June, 2015
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"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Ethel Higginbotham, was called home to be with her Saviour on Monday, June 15, 2015. Born on January 4, 1924, in Wyoming, Iowa, she always said she wasn't born in Texas, but got here as quickly as she could.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Merrion G. Higginbotham. Also preceding her were her nine siblings. She will be forever missed by her children and their spouses, Arleen Eledge and husband, Arnold, Alan Higginbotham and wife, Mitzi, Donna White and husband, Mark, and Doris McGee and husband, Mike. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Meredith Garrou, Andrew McGee, Phillip Higginbotham, Mark Higginbotham, Joshua McGee, Aaron Higginbotham, Melissa Bibb, Joseph McGee, Jessica Whites, and Katlyn McGee. She is also survived by twenty eight great grandchildren. She is survived as well by her sister-in-law, Edna Higginbotham and many nieces and nephews. Her six grandsons are honored to serve as pallbearers.

Family visitation will be Thursday, June 18, 2015, at 4pm. Public visitation is from 5 to 8pm. at Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Fwy. Houston, Tx 77039. The funeral service will be June 19,2015, at 3pm. at Brookside. Her pastor, Rev. Roger Hoots, of East River Baptist Church in New Caney, will officiate.

Mother would want us to proclaim here, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."

We are comforted by the words of this song, "Just think of stepping on shore, and finding it Heaven; of touching a hand and finding it God's; of breathing new air and finding it celestial; of waking up in Glory, and finding it Home."

We wish to thank Linda Overton for the love and care she gave Mother these last months. We were all blessed by her sweet spirit. Mother had a great love for her church family at East River.

See you soon, Mom.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, 18 June , 2015

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, 19 June , 2015


Ethel Eileen Wells Higginbotham

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Donna White

June 23, 2015

I the very lowest point in my life, when I was literally on my face on th floor of Mom's kitchen, so broken hearted that I could hardly precious 84 year old momma lay down on the floor beside me and cried and prayed with me the whole time. It was all she knew to do, but it was all I needed at that time. I am going to miss my momma' s prayers for me.

PeggySue Moran

June 21, 2015

Finding words to share with this family who I've known most my life, is not just difficult, but feels like a part of my childhood has faded away and memories will never seem the same. Most positive thoughts to this family and prayers for peace of heart and mind as you rally for each other at this time of great loss.

Edna Higginbotham

June 20, 2015

I posted on June 18, 2015. The post does not say who it is from. I put my name.

John Fuller

June 19, 2015

I was nearly in high school before I realized "Aunt Bubbles" was not her real name. I have only the fondest memories of this sweet lady. My mom (Mary Fuller) held her in a special place in her heart. She always let Lynn and I know how much Aunt Bubbles loved and cared for us.

"No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the pow'r of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow'r of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the pow'r of Christ I'll stand."

Carlos Tristan

June 19, 2015

We would like to express our sincere condolences to you Alan and your family.

Lynn Fuller

June 19, 2015

What a beautiful life! So full of love; for God, family and friends. Our prayers will be for comfort and fond memories for all of those touched by the loss of Aunt Bubbles. The Lynn Fuller Family


June 19, 2015

"Aunt Bubbles" was a sweet presence in my life when I was growing up in Houston and was always kind and generous. She will be missed.


June 19, 2015

"Aunt Bubbles" was a sweet presence in our lives as we were growing up in Houston and I will always remember her great sense of humor and her affection & generosity to me and my siblings. She will be missed.

June 18, 2015

Bubbles was such a sweet and loving Christian lady. I remember all the fun camping trips my family went on with her family. What a joyous time. She will be missed so much, but I know how happy she must be in the presence of Jesus and all of her loved ones gone on before. Love you Bubbles.

June 18, 2015

What blessed hope to know that death is only a temporary separation.
Jeanette Henry.