SYLVIA PROCTOR HIGGINS
Sylvia Proctor Higgins, age 86, of Roanoke Rapids, died peacefully in her home to
be in the presence of the Lord on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.
Sylvia was born to Charlie Mason Proctor, Sr. and Annie Belle Walston on October
14, 1929 in Tarboro, NC. After graduating high school, she earned her nursing
degree and began her career as a private hospital nurse. On January 11, 1950, she
married her husband, Curtis Celton Higgins. Together, they had four children.
Silvia spent the majority of her nursing career working for Halifax County Health
Department and retired after 25 years of service. Sylvia was a strong woman of
faith, a devoted member of Roanoke Baptist Church, and she cared greatly for her
family. Traveling, cross-stitching, sewing, and baking around the holidays were
some of her memorable pastimes. And in the final years of her life, she found joy
in spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren and dear
friend Betsy Moncure.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Charlie Proctor, Jr. and
Robert Proctor, her husband, and her daughter Nancy Carol Higgins. She is
survived by her brother Marion Proctor, of Tarboro, NC, her sons Curtis “Craig”
Higgins, of Ponte Vedra, Fla., Robert “Toby” Higgins, of Coral Springs, Fla.,
William “Bill” Higgins, of Snow Camp, NC, eleven grandchildren, and four great
Visitation will be on Friday August 12 at Wrenn, Clarke, & Hagan Funeral Home
located at 1015 W. 5th St, Roanoke Rapids from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. A funeral will
take place to celebrate her life on Saturday August 13 at Roanoke Baptist Church
at 2:00 pm, internment will follow at Cedarwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the
family is requesting contributions be made to Roanoke Baptist Church, 101 Henry
St, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.
1015 West 5th Street
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
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