OBITUARY

Jerrel Ray Higgins Sr.

July 19, 1941February 14, 2021
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On February 14, 2021, Jerrel Ray Higgins, Sr. passed away. He was the beloved husband of the late Eva May Higgins (nee White), devoted father of Jerrel Ray Higgins, Jr., and his wife Karen, Rev. William L. Higgins and his wife Brenda, Susan Nutt, Scott T. Higgins, Sr. and his wife Cassie, Leeann M. Carter and her husband Dante’, and Patty Grant; dear brother of Thomas Higgins; loving grandfather of Trisha Griffith and her husband Brandon, Tracey Higgins, Jerrel Ray Higgins, III and his wife Alexandra, Joshua Higgins and his wife Jenne, Brieanne Burdych and her husband Sam, Amanda Nutt, Robbie Nutt and his wife Jordan, Harley Nutt and her fiancé Brian, Sarah Higgins, Scott T. Higgins, Jr., Savanah Carter, Shyanne Carter, and Zachary Grant and Gabriella; cherished great-grandfather of Jacob Ryan, Noah Ryan, Riley Griffith, Rebekah Griffith, Kendra Allison, Mariah Black, Bella Higgins, Aria Higgins, Gracie Higgins, Makayla Higgins, Willa Higgins, Ruby Higgins, Eva May Burdych and Addison Paige Nutt.

Family and friends are invited to gather at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair RD, Nottingham, MD 21236, on Thursday, February 18, 2021, from 3:00pm – 5:00pm and 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jerrel’s name to the Northeast Baptist Church, 1400 Horners Lane, Baltimore, MD 21205. Internment services will be private.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

  • Virtual Funeral Service

    Friday, February 19, 2021

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Carolyn Morris (O'Rourke)

February 21, 2021

I remember how Mr. Higgins loved all the kids his own and everybody else. You were always welcome at the Higgins house, where Miss Eva always had cake, cookies or some other goodies she had baked.
God Bless them both, they are together and again. I pray for each of you that God will comfort your heart and keep you all safe.


Arlene Williams

February 19, 2021

To Brenda, Susan, Bill and the Higgin's family, my heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to you on this sad day (missing your loved one's voice and smile). However, a joyous day(no more pain, no more worries and knowing that he is with his beloved wife and Jesus). May the peace of God continue to shower down on you in the coming days. God Bless. Rev. Arlene Williams and family.

Hilda & Dave Hayhurst

February 18, 2021

Dear Jerry, Bill, Susan, Scott, LeeAnne, your spouses and each of your families: Although not able to be there in person, we' re truly with you in our spirits and remembrances of your precious Dad who has now joined your Mom in their Heavenly Home. We send our loving condolences to each of you on this day of his viewing and tomorrow his funeral service. The Lord Willing (and we can get it to come up on our computer), we will watch it on Facebook. There is so many things we want to share but Uncle Daves' fondest is thanks for all the GOOD TIMES WE SHARED as two family of friends truly became FAMILY through all those years and miles part. It seems like just yesterday, most of you helped us pack up our belongings (July 1971) and made that move to Ohio and what seemed like a simpler life, ha, h. ha. Your parents and us stayed true friends ALL those years and traveled many miles back and forth to visit and share our lives and events many times. Please know that we love and appreciate each of you and will be praying for you and this great loss of an ERA of not having your parents with you any more. God has blessed the Higgins/Hayhurst Families and someday we will have a grand reunion in Heaven. In the meantime, remember each day all that your MOM/DAD have taught you and the true Legacy of Love for God and Family they have left you. When we all can get back to a normal/safe life again, lets plan a Reunion and we will bring all the pictures we took (hundreds) and share some of our precious memories. Love & Prayers Always, Aunt Hilda & Uncle Dave

Lisa Ashcraft Hodnett

February 18, 2021

I loved how when you would see Jerrel, no matter how long between the visits, he would grab you and give a big ole kiss! His love and affection was genuine and always such a joy!

Wnda Ashrft

February 16, 2021

What a wonderful, loving cousin. He would lighten a room with sunshine and never meet a stranger . Our best memories are when we lived in Norfolk . Navy life was lonesome but one Thanksgiving Jerrel loaded up his family and came to visit for Thanksgiving. What a blast we had and to be with family just put the icing on the cabs the guys when and caught that morning see none of us had any money but boy was that a great Thanksgiving dinner we had !!! Eva knew how to cook and the love these two knew how to spread around was unbelievable! How I loved Jerrel what a wonderful cuz he has been. You made Heaven a little sweeter cuz.

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