Julius Higgins was born September 27, 1952 in Columbia, SC. He passed away at St. Clare's Hospital in Dover, NJ on Friday, February 5, 2021, after a brief illness. He was the son of the late David Higgins, Sr., and Bertha Higgins. He was raised by Rufus and Carrie Gethers, who cared for him from the age of 6 months. Rufus and Carrie nurtured, loved and raised him as one of their own. They preceded him in death.
Julius was a beloved husband, loving father, grandfather, wonderful son, adoring brother, favored uncle, avid Seahawks fan, and a loyal friend (like a brother to many). He was a true-born "nature enthusiast". He was alacritous and loved any opportunity to experience nature and the outdoors. Julius was a smart, quiet, and sweet man who especially loved fishing, working in the yard, playing pool, and hanging out with his friends. He enjoyed watching CNN and MSNBC news network channels.... he loved to debate current worldly issues. He also loved old western TV shows and telling wild stories. Julius was one of a kind. He was charismatic, kind, caring, and a cheerleader for the less privileged. He truly possessed a genuine smile and an infectious laugh. Julius was a well-loved and respected man who leaves a huge void in the lives of everyone he touched. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him!
Julius love of Jesus Christ began at an early age. As a youth, he joined and was baptized at Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Eadytown, SC. Julius grew up in Eadytown, SC and graduated from Central High School in 1970, in Cross, SC .He worked for General Motors before retiring in 2006, after 33 years of dedicated and loyal service.
Julius was devoted to his faith and passionate about his love for his family and his friends. He was predeceased by his siblings: Joseph Gethers, Pernell Leak, Louis Gethers, Willie B. Higgins, Joe Louis Higgins, and Kalvin Higgins. He leaves to cherish his fond memories: his loving and devoted wife of 32 years, Rosa, his three adoring daughters" Janique Booker, Atlanta, GA., Alea Hill, Charlotte, NC., Joslyn Higgins, Newark, NJ. One granddaughter, Ma'Jaya Clark; Siblings: Trudy Gathers, Willingboro, NJ, Bernice Wallace (Nathaniel), St. Stephen, SC, David Higgins, Jr., (Brenda), Eastover, SC, Shirley Ann Higgins, Eastover, SC, Bernard Higgins (Elaine), Columbia, SC, and Michael Higgins, Columbia, SC; Brothers and sisters in law; Brenda and Gertrude Gethers, Rev. Sam Lucas (Thelma), Nathaniel Hill (Gloria), and McArthur Hill (Rena); Ericka Gathers and Renelda Lucas (special nieces), and a host of admiring nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and adoring "forever" friends.
To my angel Husband,
When I simply say I miss you, I REALLY MEAN I miss your smile, I miss your VOICE, I MISS YOUR LAUGH, I miss you next to me. I miss your JOKES, I miss you holding my hands. I MISS YOU TEASING ME, I miss you so much! You were worth EVERY SINGLE MOMENT in my memories. When I told you, I LOVE YOU, I didn't say it out of habit, I said it to remind you that you're the best thing that ever happened to me. Every morning when I woke, I saw the most handsome man laying next to me. You're the one I will always Cherish and Love, you were a blessing sent from heaven above. I will always love you as a faithful wife should. I did everything for you that I could...I would do it all over again! I Love you more than words can say. YOU will ALWAYS be in my HEART. I will miss you as long as I live. You are my Soulmate!
I Love you forever and always!
Your loving wife, Rose
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