Emma Jean Higginbotham
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Emma Jean (E.J.) Read Higginbotham of Pasadena, Texas, passed away on April 20, 2021. E.J. was born in 1928 in Hamby, Texas, and graduated from Abilene High School. She married Dewey L. Higginbotham Jr. and began working as an accountant with the Pender Company in Abilene. In 1953, they moved their home to Pasadena, Texas, while the industrial world was emerging. As the community grew, they became business owners of Higginbotham Flooring Company. E.J. then chose a new career path and worked in real estate for 30-plus years. She was still selling when she was 90 years old. She was an active member of First Baptist Church Pasadena and served as a door greeter with a smile on her face all the time.
She is survived by her three children, Debbie Barker, Ted Higginbotham and David Higginbotham and his wife Dianne plus MANY grandchildren and family members. E.J. was a loving, caring person who made everyone feel special and loved.
The visitation will be held at Peevey Funeral & Cremation, Friday, April 23, from 6pm until 8pm. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church Pasadena, Saturday, April 24, at 11:00am. A private interment will follow at Grand View Memorial Park.