Albert Higgins Jr. was born July 7, 1948, in Leland, Mississippi to the late Albert Higgins, Sr. and Willie Lee Higgins. He departed this life on Saturday, December 18, 2010 with his loving wife Avis by his side. Albert grew up in an affectionate household where he was called “Brother” by the family and friends and “Uncle Lolly” by his niece and nephews.
Albert was reared in Leland, MS attended and graduated from the public schools of Leland. After graduating from Lincoln High School, he joined the U.S. Air Force in June of 1966. He was stationed in Tampa, FL, and North Africa. Upon leaving the military he attended Alcorn State University in Lorman, MS where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1974. He also met his wife Avis at Alcorn. Albert was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.
In 1975, Albert moved to Washington, DC to work for the Federal Government. After 34 years of service, he retired in 2004. His last employment was with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
He was preceded in death by his dear and beloved sister, Hazel Carpten.
Albert leaves to cherish his memories a wife Avis Higgins; three children, Reginald Bryant of Tampa, FL, Roshanda (James) Sandy of Fort Washington, MD and Tracey Higgins of Durham, NC; four grandchildren, Kira, Brandon, Jordan and Kyla; seven sisters, Rosie Perry, Joann Cooks, Myrtis Smith, Elizabeth Barnes, Barbara Johnson, Mary Johnson and Patricia McCullar; three brothers, Walter John Johnson, Willie John Johnson, and Romalus Johnson. They reside in Milwaukee, WI, Atlanta, GA, and Leland, MS. A special and cherished niece and two nephews: Lisa Lewis of Marion, AK, George Carpten of Melbourne, FL, and John Carpten of Phoenix, AZ. and a host of other nephews; nieces; sister-in-laws; brother-in-laws; relatives, and friends.
Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 from 10 am until time of service 11 am at Ebenezer AME Church 7806 Allentown Road in Fort Washington, MD 20744. Interment will take place on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 10 am at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, MD.
“He who dwells in the shelter of the most high will rest in the shadow of the Almighty” Isaiah 41:10,13