Cornelia Higgins “Connie”
Cornelia Higgins “Connie”, 87, of Roxboro, NC and formerly of Burlington Flats, NY, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC.
Connie was born to the late Fred and Zita Chapman in Little Falls, NY, on June 7, 1932. She was a graduate of Bridgewater High School. Connie married Allan Higgins in 1951, and together they raised four children and ran a successful dairy farm, Dunga Brook Dairy Farm, which had been in the Higgins family for over 150 years. Retiring in Lorida, Florida, Connie was a member of Spring Lake Presbyterian Church and enjoyed singing in the choir. She loved flowers and one of her favorite spots was in the garden. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and friend.
She is survived by her children, Debra Grill (John), Sandra Whitfield (Jeff) and Jeff Higgins (Denise); a grandchild, John; and a great-grandchild, Johnny. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Allan; a daughter, Karen Smith; a brother, Fred Chapin; and two sisters, Pat Willems and Ginny DeVos.
A celebration of life will take place at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church in the fall.