Rebecca (Becky) Leanna (Payne) Higgs, 82 of Roanoke, went home to be with the Lord on Sat., Nov 19, 2021. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Janice Waldron (Tim); grandson Kenny (Blake) Waldron; granddaughter, Reathy (William) Hodges; great-granddaughter, Raven Johnson; brother, James Payne; brother-in-law, Wayne Gray and sisters-in-law, Martha Higgs and Ola Lee (Billie) Driskell; special friends, Carl and Jean Flowers and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Higgs; parents, Alfred and Mamie Payne; brother, George Payne and sisters, Mary (Tootsie), Barbara Nelson and Patricia (Patti) Gray; mother-in-law, Hazel Higgs; sister-in-law, Mary Payne and brothers-in-law, Roy and Paul Nelson. Becky had a long and successful work career spanning several occupations including business and church administration, antique auctioning and working with special needs children. She had a very active life enjoying spending time with family and friends doing such activities as bowling, traveling, playing board games, and antiquing. She was a member of Clearbrook Baptist Church and part of the First Christian Church family. She loved music, discussing current events and politics and had a witty sense of humor. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Gentle Shepherd Hospice and special care giver, Gloria McDaniel and members of the Clearbrook Baptist and First Christian Church families for all the cards, prayers, and support.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Lotz Vinton Chapel, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with the funeral taking place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Interment will be at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The service will be officiated by Pastors Bryan Ratliff and Jim Rivers. For those who wish to donate instead of flowers, please consider a donation to the Clearbrook Baptist or First Christian Church, both located in Roanoke, VA.
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