OBITUARY

Joseph Hamiel Higginbotham

October 9, 1933March 31, 2018
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Joseph Hamiel Higginbotham,84, passed away on March 31, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Hamiel was the son of Simon and Beatrice and was born in Church Point, LA. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing and listening to Cajun music, gardening, taking care of his farm animals. He was a very social man who loved to be around his family and friends joking and being the life of the party. Hamiel enjoyed gathering with his family every Sunday for lunch at the family home. He served in the United States Army, employed by Pan American Imports, VFW Post 2130, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Department. He married the love of his life, in 1956, Lilly Belle Cropper, and they were the parents of five children.

Those left to cherish his memory are Mark Higginbotham and his wife Pam, Ronald Higginbotham and his wife Nancy, Melissa and her husband Richard Conner, Chad Higginbotham and his wife Julie all of Lake Charles, LA, Mary and her husband Neil Vera of Scott, LA; twelve grandchildren and six great- grandchildren; brother’s, Carl and Bobby Higginbotham; sisters, Wilda ,Clara and Mattie.

Hamiel was preceded in death by his Wife of 56 years; parents; great-granddaughter, Payton; brothers, Ward, Billy and Wilson; and his sister, Esther Daigle.

Visitation will be held at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles On Tuesday April 3, 2018 from the hours of 4-8pm. A Rosary will be held at 6 pm. Visitation will resume on Wednesday at 9am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 11am. Burial will follow at Consolata Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Those left to cherish his memory are Mark Higginbotham and his wife Pam, Ronald Higginbotham and his wife Nancy, Melissa and her husband Richard Conner, Chad Higginbotham and his wife Julie all of Lake Charles, LA, Mary and her husband Neil Vera of Scott, LA; twelve grandchildren and six great- grandchildren; brother’s, Carl and Bobby Higginbotham; sisters, Wilda ,Clara and Mattie.

    Hamiel was preceded in death by his Wife of 56 years; parents; great-granddaughter, Payton; brothers, Ward, Billy and Wilson; and his sister, Esther Daigle.

Services

  • Visitation at Hixson Funeral Home Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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Joseph Hamiel Higginbotham

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Beverly Foster Malone

April 7, 2018

Melissa, my parents are J T and Jean Foster. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the loss of of your Father.

Paula Higginbotham-Green

April 3, 2018

I remember the many times the family gathered at MawMaw Sam’s & we were all kids ...(& a LOT of grandkids there are!!). I can see their faces smiling and laughing... the brothers, Uncle Ward, Uncle Billy, Dad, Uncle Hamiel, Uncle Carl, Uncle Bobby... they ( and we) had some FUN times together! How blessed we are to know what a strong family is. The love was palpable. Our thoughts & prayers are with y’all; if San Antonio wasn’t quite so far & we weren’t so challenged in how we travel now, we would be there & not miss another family time. Otha’s precious dad died after three years of dementia & we rejoiced that now he knows who he is and who we are in the Peace of our Father’s arms.... same is true for y’all. Happy Homegoing, Uncle Hamiel, and May God comfort y’all as only He can during this season of grief. 🙏🏼💖

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Biography

Joseph Hamiel Higginbotham, 84, passed away on March 31, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Hamiel was the son of Simon and Beatrice and was born in Church Point, LA. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing and listening to Cajun music, gardening, taking care of his farm animals. He was a very social man who loved to be around his family and friends joking and being the life of the party. Hamiel enjoyed gathering with his family every Sunday for lunch at the family home. He served in the United States Army, employed by Pan American Imports, VFW Post 2130, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Department. He married the love of his life, in 1956 Lilly Belle Cropper, and they were the parents of five children.

Those left to cherish his memory are Mark Higginbotham and his wife Pam, Ronald Higginbotham and his wife Nancy, Melissa and her husband Richard Conner, Chad Higginbotham and his wife Julie all of Lake Charles, LA, Mary and her husband Neil Vera of Scott, LA; twelve grandchildren and six great- grandchildren; brother’s, Carl and Bobby Higginbotham; sisters, Wilda ,Clara and Mattie.

Hamiel was preceded in death by his Wife of 56 years; parents; great-granddaughter, Payton; brothers, Ward, Billy and Wilson; and his sister, Esther Daigle.

Visitation will be held at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles On Tuesday April 3, 2018 from the hours of 4-8pm. A Rosary will be held at 6 pm. Visitation will resume on Wednesday at 9am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 11am. Burial will follow at Consolata Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.