February 14, 1931 ~ June 27, 2018

Born in: Haywood County,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Ruby Lee (Moore) Higgins, 87, of Asheville, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Universal Health Care, Fletcher. Born in Cruso, Haywood County, she was the wife of the late Burnard Avery Higgins, who died August 1, 2016, and the daughter of the late Mac and Ella (Howell) Moore. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Charles and Harry Glen Moore. She was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church, Asheville. Ruby Lee Higgins was an example of what we all should be: A loving mother that left markers for us all to follow. The love and concern she showed to all was a rare gift that only God could give, and Ruby exhibited His love to the fullest. Remember her love, her kindness, and consideration to all. Ruby wanted us to follow her steps to Heaven, so as her last Christmas gift to the family, she gave us the road map we needed—a copy of God’s Word to show us the way. We love you Mamaw! Ruby is survived by 3 sons and their wives: Michael and Isabel Higgins, Jimmy and Cindy Higgins; and Tim and Tammy Higgins; 2 daughters and their husbands: Judy and Robert Pack and Phyllis and Ron Gilliam; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 3 sisters-in-law: Edith Moore, Katherine McLaughlin, and Betty Jo Higgins. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:30 PM on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Chapel Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Willard Pruitt officiating. Friends and family will be received from 1:30 to 2:30 prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Scott, Patrick, and Jacob Pack; Jason and J.B. Higgins; and Austin and Nate Deyton.

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  1. We love Ruby! We are praying for the family at this time. May God comfort your hearts. What a blessing Ruby and Pat have been to us. They are now together in Heaven praising Jesus! We have had so many wonderful services together at Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Thank God for precious memories!

  2. My heart is heavy for each of you! Aunt Ruby was a very special lady. She taught me how to laugh and find joy even during her challenging times. I will miss her gentleness and Love. Love to each of you.

  3. Aunt Ruby was truly a one of a kind person. She always had that smile on her face and you knew that she always had a place in her heart for you . She will be missed and never forgotten. We will see her again one day. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family .

  4. Aunt Ruby was the kindest, sweetest woman. I loved her so. I always admired her, loved her laugh and touch. She took such great care of Grandma Higgins. We will miss her. My thoughts are with you today MIchael, Jimmy, Tim, Judy and Phyliss.

  5. Ruby was a fine lady. I’m so sorry for the family’s loss. She will be in your hearts always. She’s with Pat now looking down on you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


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