Elizabeth Grimes Biggers
April 18, 1928 – March 10, 2019
A celebration of life for Elizabeth Grimes Biggers, 90, of Nacogdoches, Texas will be held Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches. Pastor Emeritus Dr. Allen Reed will be officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Cason Monk-Metcalf.
Elizabeth was born on April 18, 1928, at the family home on Upper Melrose Road in Nacogdoches, Texas to McNeil Grimes Sr. and Lillie Mae Sisco Grimes. She lived in Nacogdoches most of her life. She passed away March 10, 2019, in Nacogdoches surrounded by family.
Elizabeth was Valedictorian of her graduating class from Nacogdoches High School and Salutatorian from Stephen F. Austin State University. She later earned a Master’s in Education from SFASU. Early on she worked as a secretary, teacher and librarian at various schools. However, most of her career was spent at SFA, retiring in 1991 after twenty-five years as a librarian.
She married Ben M. Wallace in 1950, and he is the father of her three children. She was a single mother from 1968 until she married Earl Biggers in 1986. She has been a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Nacogdoches, for many years where she was especially active in the SOS Sunday School class and the Sunshine Flower Ministry. She was a longtime volunteer in the emergency room at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. She loved her family and friends dearly and always cherished time spent with them.
Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Susan Castille and husband Sonny of Mena, Arkansas; daughter, Sharon Touchette and husband Henry and son, Stephen Wallace and wife Kathy, all of Nacogdoches; and stepdaughter, Mickey Wulf and husband Fred of Center, Texas. She is also survived by her four granddaughters: Jade Harrell and husband Wade, Paige Wallace, Whitney Cleveland, and Caitlin Lawrence; and two step-grandsons, Deuce and Ben Wulf; along with many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, McNeil Grimes Jr.; both husbands; and step-son, Ken Biggers.
Serving as pallbearers will be: Gary Rogerson, Bill Fisk, Cason Adams, David Stabinsky, Wade Harrell, and Nicholas Fisk. Honorary pallbearers will be Odell Garner and Waymon Garner.
The family would also like to thank her special care givers Ruthie, Rylie, Tina, Beverly, Tonie and all of the staff at Willowbrook Rehab.
The family requests memorials be given to the First Baptist Church of Nacogdoches, 411 North Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75961.
Please visit www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com to leave your online condolences and memories.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.
- Susan Castille and husband Sonny, Daughter
- Sharon Touchette and husband Henry, Daughter
- Stephen Wallace and wife Kathy, Son
- Mickey Wulf and husband Fred, Step-Daughter
- Jade Harrell and husband Wade, Granddaughter
- Paige Wallace, Granddaughter
- Whitney Cleveland, Granddaughter
- Caitlin Lawrence, Granddaughter
- Deuce Wulf, Step-Grandson
- Ben Wulf, Step-Grandson
- McNeil Grimes Sr., Father
- Lillie Mae Sisco Grimes, Mother
- Ben M. Wallace, Husband
- Earl Biggers, Husband
- McNeil Grimes Jr., Brother
- Ken Biggers, Step-Son
- Cason Adams , Active Pallbearer
- David Stabinsky , Active Pallbearer
- Wade Harrell , Active Pallbearer
- Gary Rogerson, Active Pallbearer
- Bill Fisk, Active Pallbearer
- Nicholas Fisk, Active Pallbearer
- Odell Garner , Honorary Pallbearer
- Waymon Garner , Honorary Pallbearer
- First Baptist Church
- Visitation Wednesday, March 13, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, March 14, 2019
Elizabeth Grimes Biggers
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March 20, 2019
I remember Elizabeth as being a sweet and kind person! I knew her daughter Susan years ago. We lived in the same mobile home park on Old Tyler Road. Later, after Elizabeth married Earl I would see her occasionally and always enjoyed visiting with her. God Bless and Keep Her Always.
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