Mildred Higginbotham, 87, of Bridge City, passed away on Dec. 21, in Orange.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, Dec. 24, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. Steve Leger. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm, with a Rosary at 6:00pm, Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Born in Port Arthur, she was the daughter of Duperville LeBlanc and Gladys Bergeron Leblanc. Mildred was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church. She was an exceptional mother and wife. She loved spending time with her family and loved to dance. She will be missed by those who love her. A special thank you to the staff of Golden Years for their care and dedication for the many months Mildred was there.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud Higginbotham; parents and her son, John Higginbotham.

Mildred is survived by her daughters, LaDonna Peveto and husband Greg, of Orange and Laura Higginbotham, of Vidor; grandchildren, Scott, Kiera, Kirk, Lisa, Kim, Micah, and Krista; several great-grandchildren and her sister, Mary Ellen Knight, of Grandbury.

For those who wish to make a memorial contribution in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.