January 25, 1950 ~ July 17, 2022

Born in: Franklin, NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Ruby M. Higgins, 72, passed away Sunday morning, July 17, 2022, at the Greens of Weaverville surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Higgins was born January 25, 1950, in Franklin, to the late Jake and Layla Wilson Passmore. She was also preceded in death by 11 siblings.

She is survived by her husband, Walter J. Higgins; sons, Jamie Higgins of Hendersonville and Tony Higgins (Shelley) of Leicester; a daughter, Amy Brookshire (Greg) of Leicester; grandchildren, Matthew and Brandon Higgins and James Brookshire; and two sisters, Gertha Fowler of Swannanoa, and Dorothy Sharpe of Canton.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Union Baptist Church, where she was a member. The Revs. Michael Reynolds and Gene Turner will officiate and James Bryant will conduct the graveside service.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. They express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Greens of Weaverville.

Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to the Union Baptist Cemetery fund, c/o Amy Brookshire, 749 N. Turkey Creek Road, Leicester, NC 28715.


Funeral Service: July 19, 2022 2:00 pm

Union Baptist Church
New Leicester Highway
Leicester, NC 28748


Visitation: July 19, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Union Baptist Church
New Leicester Highway
Leicester, NC 28748



Union Baptist Church Cemetery
New Leicester Highway
Leicester, NC 28748


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Amy We are so sorry about your mom’s death. May God give you peace and comfort for the days ahead. Love and Prayers, David and Shelia Warren


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