Port Barre- A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for, Kenneth “Hick” Higginbotham, on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Port Barre. Reverend Daniel Picard will officiate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow in the church cemetery.
Hick, age 70, a resident of Port Barre, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was a proud member of Ducks Unlimited and the National Rifle Association. Hick was also a supporter for the American Cancer Society. He enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing, hunting and boating. Hick loved sitting by the campfire with a cold adult beverage while sharing stories with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his fiancé, Julie Lynn Thomas of Opelousas; son, Christopher James Higginbotham of Port Barre; daughter, Megan Avis Higginbotham Hale (Daniel) of Alexandria; brothers, Michael Joseph Higginbotham (Sharon) and Johnny Ray Higginbotham both of Opelousas; sisters, Pamela Higginbotham Devillier of Teague, TX, and Anna Higginbotham Davis (Jason) of Baton Rouge; and one grandchild, Sebastian Hale of Alexandria.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leonce and Rena Fontenot Higginbotham; sister, Penny Higginbotham; sister-in-law, Sally Higginbotham; and brother-in-law, Larry Devillier.
The family requests visitation be held on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home in Port Barre. Reverend Daniel Picard will recite the rosary at 7:30 p.m. The funeral home will reopen on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Pallbearers will be Jason Stelly, Michael Higginbotham, Mikey Higginbotham, Keith Marks, Todd Grimmett and Harold “Scorpie” Woods.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Port Barre.
Thanks to you all for your sentiments and prayers. Our family is so appreciative and we know he is looking over us all. Our angel now 😇
AnnaBaton Rouge, LA
Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. Kenneth was a classmate and one hell of a man. Many fond memories of our high school days.
Chalie BoudreauxPilot Point, TX
Prayers and condolences to family and friends. RIP Ken!
Donald L. WybleOpelousas, LA
Kenneth was a classmate. My sincere condolences to the family. R.I.P. Kenneth.
Veronica Basco-JuneauHessmer, LA
May the God of comfort and peace give you the strength that you need to endure the loss of your loved one and for encouragement please read Revelation 21:4. I am so sorry for your loss.
NinaBaton Rouge, LA
We are sorry to hear about Kenneth's passing,
Jack & Louise UberDenham Springs, LA
To the family of Mr Kenneth I'm so sorry for your loss. Just reading about Kenneth he seemed like a person who really enjoyed life. I know he will be missed.
May you find comfort in God's Promises at
Revelations 21:3-4 where it speaks of a time when death and mourning will be no more. Our heart can be “broken and crushed by such a lost. (Ps. 51:17) Jehovah God certainly wants to help us deal with this situation, for “he is healing the brokenhearted ones, and is binding up their painful spots.” You can learn more about how Jehovah God is a God of comfort and hope and of the wonderful resurrection hope and all the beautiful promises he holds out for us and mankind @ jw.org.
Again I am so very sorry for your loss,
Michelle JohnsonOpelousas, LA