September 12, 1942 ~ February 13, 2020 (age 77)
Elizabeth Higgs Chism Rodgers was born September 12, 1942 to the late Earline Higgs and Willie Warren of Grand Junction TN. She departed this life on February 13, 2020 at Queens Hospital, in New York after a brief illness.
Her funeral service was held on Saturday February 29, 2020 at 12:00 noon at Union Hill MBC with Reverend Roger D. Pearson in charge. Burial was in the church cemetery ant Dixie Funeral Home (www.dixiefuneralhome.com) was in charge of the professional service.
Elizabeth received her education in Grand Jct. TN. She accepted Christ in her life at an early age at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Grand Jct., TN.
Elizabeth later relocated to New York City where she later joined St. John CME Church. She served as an usher and remained a faithful and dedicated member until her death. Elizabeth was employed as a housekeeper and later a seamstress. She loved sewing and became a professional seamstress. Elizabeth was a very loving person who loved her family and friends.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Earline Higgs and Willie Warren; son, Herbert T. Higgs; three sisters, Betty Parks, Lucy Green, Angie K. Warren; one brother, Samuel Hughes, and one grandson, Eric Higgs.
She leaves to mourn her passing three loving children, Bessie (Roosevelt) Hoyle Michigan City MS, Billy (Ruby) Higgs of Grand Junction, TN., Olean Chism Jr. & Finance Darlene Ruiz of New York; A daughter-in-law, Marilyn Higgs of Grand Jct., TN.; five sisters, Hattie (Calvin) Owens of Memphis, TN., Helen Golden, Queen (John H.) Jenkins of Bolivar, TN., Doris Warren and Gail (Rickey) Scott of Grand Junction TN.; five brothers, Alex Warren, Eric Warren, Scottie Warren all of Memphis TN, Larry Warren of Moscow TN, William Keith Warren of Grand Junction TN.; one brother-in-law, Jody Parks of Bolivar, TN. She also leaves16 grand-children, 37 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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