Johnny Wayne Higginbotham Sr., 67 years old, beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Friend was called to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 22, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He entered this world on February 23, 1954, born to Rose Brown and Kenneth Higginbotham, in New Roads, Louisiana. He was a lifelong member of Life Tabernacle Church where he played many roles and served through the years and was faithful until the end. He made many charitable contributions to the church and provided years of services to the “Little Sprouts”. He was always involved in cooking for the church, whether it be for Sunday School, or any other function. Johnny was a great man, whatever the need he stepped up to the plate and worked tirelessly to get it done. He loved being a grandfather above all, having doughnut days with the grandkids, taking them to dollar tree, and was always up for whatever adventure they wanted to have. He will be missed and always loved.
Johnny is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Jackie Francois Higginbotham; son, Johnny Higginbotham, Jr. and wife, Courtney; daughter, Heidi Adams and husband, Jonny; grandchildren, Emma Adams, Beau Higginbotham, Liam Adams, and Jack Higginbotham; sisters, Carolyn Higginbotham, Catherine Griggs, and Sharon Clark; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Johnny is preceded in death by parents, Kenneth Higginbotham and Rose Higginbotham.
Serving as pallbearers will be Troy Francois, John G. Francois, Jonny Adams, Mike Cockerham, Gary McDonald, and Salvador Gomez.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Beau Higginbotham, Liam Adams, and Jack Higginbotham.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Life Tabernacle Church, 9323 Hooper Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Monday, December 27, 2021, from 9:30 AM until the Funeral Service at 12:00 PM, officiated by Reverend Tony Spell. A private graveside service and burial will be held at a later date.
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