Mrs. Barbara Ann Morgan Higgins

Mrs. Barbara Ann Morgan Higgins, 72, of Newnan, formerly of Sebastian, FL, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at her home surrounded by family. 

She was born Oct. 29, 1941, in White Plains, NY, to the late Reginald Martin Morgan and Hester Elizabeth Morgan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Higgins; her sister, Kathryn Elizabeth Morgan; and her sister, Joan Hope Morgan Erne.

Barbara grew up in Armonk, NY, and was a 1959 graduate of Pleasantville High School. She earned her degree in elementary education from the State University of New York in New Paltz in 1963. While a teacher, Barbara met and married her husband, John, and gave birth to her only daughter, Jennifer, in 1971. Barbara continued teaching after her family's move to Sebastian, FL, in 1983. She and John loved their Florida years spent golfing with friends and boating on the Indian River.

After her husband's death in 2004, Barbara moved to Newnan to be closer to her daughter and her family. She joined the Newnan First United Methodist Church and the Beta Sigma Phi social sorority, but devoted most of her time to her beloved grandsons, Bo and Jack. Survivors include daughter, Jennifer Higgins Palmer and husband Emory of Newnan, GA; grandsons, Emory Livingston "Bo" Palmer Jr. and John Higgins "Jack" Palmer of Newnan, GA; brother, Reginald Martin Morgan Jr. and wife Kathleen of Spring Hill, FL; nieces, Kathryn Erne Curran and David Sokolow of Lyme, CT, Pamela Erne McGeady of Sebastian, FL; nephew, Mark Christopher Erne and wife Elizabeth of Yoe, PA; many other beloved nieces and nephews; generous and caring friends near and far; and kind and knowledgeable doctors, nurses and caregivers, especially Viola Howard, who let the sunshine in for her.

The funeral is Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Newnan First United Methodist Church, 33 Greenville Street, Newnan with Dr. Stuart Greene officiating. The visitation is Wednesday evening between 5 and 8 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. Rather than flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Reference account number 36531884.

Condolences can be expressed online at www.mckoon.com .

McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory, 770-253-4580



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