Mrs. Esma W. "Granny" Higgins

  • Born: May 2, 1918
  • Died: November 7, 2012
  • Location: Sandston, Virginia

Tribute & Message From The Family

Esma W. "Granny" Higgins, age 94, passed away on November 7, 2012. She was predeceased in death by her father and mother, Emmett and Cora Wilkerson of Clarksville, VA and husbands, Jordan T. Williamson of Clarksville and John Robert Higgins of Sandston and was the last surviving of her two sisters and seven brothers. She is survived by sons, Gene J. Williamson (Brenda), Colin R. Williamson (Janet), Alan E. Williamson (Becky), and daughter, Connie W. Reese (Kenny); grandchildren, Cynthia Allender (Ford), Jennifer Wingfield (Keith), Tony Williamson (Trish), Greg Williamson, Michelle Samuels (Wayne), and Angie Kelly (Mike), as well as nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a native of Mecklenburg County, VA later moving to Sandston, VA and most recently resided at Heritage Green Assisted Living and Hanover Healthcare & Rehab facilities in Mechanicsville, VA. Arrangements are being handled by Nelsen Funeral Home (Sandston), 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23231. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Nelsen Funeral Home Chapel followed by a funeral service at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Union Chapel Baptist Cemetery Fund, 4433 Shiney Rock Road, Clarksville, VA 23927. The family is deeply grateful to the many caregivers who have assisted with her care during these last years.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Please accept our condolences on the passing of Aunt Esma. I remember so vividly her visits to Grandma Maudie's house. She loved to help grandma cook and we all enjoyed eating, laughing and talking around the kitchen table. I know you will miss her as we still miss our mama. May God console you as only He can.

Lloyd, Patricia, and Family

Posted by Lloyd and Patricia Williamson - Bullock, NC - Great Nephew   November 09, 2012

Gene, Colin and Family

So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I always remember as a very pretty woman. You will miss her..I still miss my Mom. You are in my prayers...I will be thinking of all of you

Jackie and Wayne Claiborne

Posted by Jackie Claiborne - Bullock, NC - Friend of Family   November 09, 2012


So sorry to hear of Esma passing, You all had her a long time and that was great. She and Mama were so close. I wish they could have spent
more time together those last years. You are going to miss her so much, I do my Mama. There is not a day that passes that I think of something I want
to tell her or ask her. You are in my prayers .

Posted by Barbara C Campbell - Oxford, NC - great neice   November 08, 2012

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