Evalene Geane Higgins

April 2, 1927April 26, 2019

Evalene Geane Higgins, 92, of Moneta, Va., previously of Harrisonburg, Va., passed away Friday, April 26, 2019.

Born on April 2, 1927 in Rawley Springs Va., she was the daughter of the late Howard and Ella Mae Piner.

She was a devoted wife to her husband of 72 years, Melvin Higgins Sr., who survives, and a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt to her son, Melvin “Mickie” Higgins Jr. (Stephanie); grandchildren Michael Higgins, Leslie Higgins, Jared Higgins (Erica), David Higgins (Julie Campbell) and William Wofter (Corinne Callison); 4 great grandchildren and her niece Susan Claypool (Joe).

She was a faithful, long time member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served her church for many years as a choir director and music leader where she is fondly remembered for her love of hymns and the stories behind them. She also worked at the temple in Washington DC for over 10 years.

Over the years, she and her husband owned a convenience store, restaurant, car lot and a hobby/craft shop where she would teach classes in art, crocheting and macramé.

Services will be held Monday, May 6, 2019, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Harrisonburg, Va. A viewing will be held at 11am followed by the funeral at 12pm. Evalene will be buried at Weavers Cemetery, also in Harrisonburg, Va.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Dementia Society of America

Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements, condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Visitation Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 6, 2019


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virgil heatwole

May 4, 2019

Bro. Mike,
Remember those Sunday mornings in the machine shop on the second floor on South Liberty Street? Sheets separated the rooms for classes. Sister Evalene had music sounds through-out that small area. I never have forgotten the wealth of church learning and doctrine taught from you two devoted Saints. Surly, she has been appointed a position in the Kingtom. You and the " JOSEPH FIELDING SMITH DOCTRINE " has always been close to my heart and teachings. Through the last 42 years in all of our church responsibilities, your church education to me has been beyond description or magnitude. God bless you both for your work.

Please give my kindest respect and love to all.

Your Brother in the Faith. Virgil Heatwole, Valrico, Florida


May 3, 2019

I want you to know you and your family are in my prayers. I never got a chance to meet her face to face but I felt like I knew her from Mickeys stories he shared with me about his mother, and the love he had for her and his father. May God Bless You During This Sad Time.

Rick Painter

May 3, 2019

We want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. So sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Rick and Shaula Painter.

Vera starr Piner knupp

May 2, 2019

She was a great Aunt to me
Love you