Sara Jewell Southwell Higgison
Sara Jewell Southwell Higgison
  • July 6, 1916 - December 24, 2017
  • Charlottesville, Virginia

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Sara Jewell Southwell Higgison, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 24, 2017.

Born in Tattnall County, Georgia on July 6, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Leon Melvin Southwell and Belle Kennedy Southwell. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edwin W. Higgison, two sons, Miles L. Higgison, Edwin C. Higgison, a daughter-in-law, Linda Higgison, and two brothers, William H. Southwell and Charles L. Southwell.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter and husband Barbara H. Stone and James R. Stone of Charlottesville, Virginia and a host of loving family members including eight grandchildren; Scott Higgison (Kelly) of Springfield VA, Lynn Higgison of Jacksonville, FL, Cole Higgison (Alexis) of Potomac MD, Grant Higgison (Leslie) of Atlanta GA, Hunter James (Stewart) of Charleston, SC, Julie Muenzner (Scott) of Jamestown, NC, Chad Stone (Mandy) of Apex, N.C., and Kelly Harrison (Dan) of Chapel Hill, N.C, and eleven great grandchildren; Taylor, Brooke, and Brian Higgison, Amelia Muenzner, Grady and Raegan Stone, Eliza and Stone Harrison, Elise and Grant Higgison, and Pearson James. She was also survived by a niece, Jewell Southwell Sweat of Athens, GA, a great niece, Carole Williams LeVar of Athens, GA, and nephews, Hunter Southwell of Fernandina Beach, FL. Jewell will be remembered also by her daughter-in-law, Judith E. Higgison of Jacksonville, FL.

Jewell resided in Waycross, Georgia from 1950 until moving to Charlottesville in 1992 where she became a member of First Presbyterian Church. At age 80, Jewell started a new career at the Harris Teeter on Emmet Street and for fifteen years was employed as a demo clerk, where she so enjoyed the many customers and friends stopping by to sample her goodies and say “hello!” Jewell, throughout her life, always demonstrated a servant heart and just like a sparkling, beautiful “jewel”, reflecting light inwardly and outwardly, she always shone forth the light of her Lord as she gave unselfishly of her time and energy to others.

Although Jewell will be missed here on earth, we know the Christmas Angels joyously welcomed her with open arms in heaven.

The family will receive friends at Teague Funeral Home on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 3pm, with a memorial service to follow at 4pm.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at Oakland Cemetery, Waycross, GA.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park St. Charlottesville, VA 22902 or to a charity of your choice.