Emma Jean Higginbotham
1928 — 2021
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...