Mrs. Esma W. "Granny" Higgins

Pause Best of Times by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
Share This Obituary
Mrs. Esma W. "Granny" Higgins Obituary


Memories & Candles

“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...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Lloyd and Patricia Williamson - NC

“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. ...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Jackie Claiborne - Bullock, NC

“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...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Barbara C Campbell - Oxford, NC


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.