Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Woodlawn Memorial Park
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Burrell L Higdon
November 22, 1953 – July 8, 2019
Burrell L Higdon, husband of Kim Rish Higdon, and resident of Greer, SC, passed away Monday evening, July 8th, 2019, surrounded by his family.
Burrell was born in Brookhaven, Mississippi to George and Lolita Higdon on November 22, 1953. Burrell was a member of Taylors First Baptist Church. Burrell worked as a project engineer having graduated from the University of Mississippi as a chemical engineer. Burrell spent many years managing projects and he enjoyed mentoring younger engineers, which he would later call his proudest professional accomplishment.
Burrell enjoyed hobbies such as fishing, hunting, golfing, and traveling. He enjoyed supporting his children’s activities and loved spending time with his extended family with whom he was very close.
Surviving Burrell are his wife Kim; his three children, James and his wife Weslie of Moore, SC, Michelle of Taylors, SC, and Daniel and his wife Robyn of Bryan, TX; and his brother George Higdon of Brookhaven, MS. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, two nephews, and three nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 12th at 3 p.m. at Taylors First Baptist Church. A visitation will be held Thursday, July 11th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Taylors First Baptist Church. Interment, directed by Woodlawn Funeral Home will be in the Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, SC 29615.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Davis Lar Orphanage through Taylors First Baptist Church, or made to Brown Family Ministries, P.O. Box 638 Travelers Rest SC, 29690.
The family also wishes to express their thanks to the Regency Hospice team for the special love and care given to Burrell during the past two years. They are especially appreciative of the care given by his nurses Priscilla and Tasha who cared for him twice each week.
- George Higdon, Father
- Lolita Higdon, Mother
- Kim Higdon, Wife
- James (Weslie) Higdon, Son
- Michelle Higdon, Daughter
- Daniel (Robyn) Higdon, Son
- George Higdon, Brother
- He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, two nephews, and three nieces.
Davis Lar Orphanage through Taylors First Baptist Church
200 West Masin Street, Taylor, South Carolina
Brown Family Ministries
P.O. Box 638 Travelers Rest , Travelers Rest, South Carolina
- Visitation Thursday, July 11, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, July 12, 2019
- Committal Service Friday, July 12, 2019
Burrell L Higdon
July 12, 2019
Ted and are so sorry to hear about Burrell. We will be praying for a peace that passes all understanding for you and your family in the days ahead.
Ted and Naomi Martin
July 10, 2019
Although I never had the privilege of personally meeting Burl, I can see him in the faith of your son and his relationship with Robyn. Praying for you as you move forward. His life impacted both your son and my daughter Robyn.
July 10, 2019
Thinking of you and your family. Such wonderful photos of Burrell! Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. And my prayer is that Burrell's standing strong in the presence of Jesus will comfort you each day!
July 10, 2019
I was so sorry to hear of Burrell's passing and want to express my sincere sympathies to you and the family during this difficult time. Your husband was a highly valuable and respected coworker at both Fluor and Day & Zimmermann. I knew Burrell's heart and faith as we talked about it over many conversations. I know he loved Jesus, and he is truly in the comforts and presence of his Savior.
Burrell was a wonderful employee who understood the meaning of the word "team." He was always more focused on the good of the employees than on himself. His friendship will not be forgotten.
Please accept my sincere condolences for you and the family. For those of us that had the privilege of calling him "friend" outside of work, we were humbled by his kindness and compassion to everyone around him.
He will be greatly missed. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and his family and friends during this difficult time. If there is anything that I can do for you and your family, please reach out to me.