Jo Ann Higgins

09/19/1935 –


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  • Visitation
Date: 02/14/2020
Time: 6:00 pm
 – 8:00 pm
  • Funeral Service
Date: 02/15/2020
Time: 2:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm


Jo Ann (Paulk) Higgins went to be with her Savior on February 7, 2020. The family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, February 14, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. We will celebrate her life of 84 years at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel. Friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy for the family to cherish in the area below the obituary.

Jo Ann was born on September 19, 1935 in Longview, Texas to Glen and Carrie Paulk. The family moved to Lubbock, Texas when she was two years old. Jo grew up in Lubbock and later attended cosmetology school. She married Harvey Lee Howell on October 30, 1958 and moved to Slaton, Texas,  where they raised three children. They were married thirty-five years. Her husband Harvey L Howell preceded Jo Ann in death in 1993. On June 3, 1999, Jo Ann married Marshall Worth Higgins. They were married 21 years and lived in Lubbock. Jo Ann was an active member of Trinity Church. She enjoyed cooking, playing dominoes and entertaining family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Marshall Higgins ; son, Les (Paige) Howell; two daughters, Carrie Scott, Tracy (Ron) St. Pierre; ten grandchildren, Heath Howell, Todd (Kembra) Howell, Heather Howell, Brittany (Shadd) Murphy, Gasten (Hannah Walls) Scott, Courtney St. Pierre, Reed St. Pierre, Cameron St. Pierre, Brad (Melissa) Howell, Jeff (Cassidy) Howell; two great-grandchildren, Fallon Murphy, Slade Murphy; seven step-children, Robert Higgins (deceased), Nancy Speer, David Higgins, Barry Higgins, James Higgins (deceased), Ronald (Susan) Howell, Dewayne Howell; nieces and nephews.


The family of Jo Ann Higgins has designated the Lubbock Meals on Wheels, 2304 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79411, for memorial contributions donated in her memory.


4 thoughts on “Jo Ann Higgins”

  1. Bob & Kay Tidwell

    Marshall and Jo’s family, so sorry for your loss. I know she had been dealing with health problems for a long time. Now she is home. I know my Mother will miss her a lot, especially with their long talks on the phone and being such good friends. Kay and Bob Tidwell, Gilmer Texas.

  2. Allison Tidwell Peteet

    Jo and Marshall were a special part of my Nana and Papa Tex’s (Etta and Tex Tidwell) life and became like family to us. I know that she is whole and healed in the arms of Jesus. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. She will be missed.

  3. Lee-Dewey Carpenter

    Special thoughts, love, hugs, prayers and sincere condolences for the entire Howell-Higgins Family (our newly acquired extended family) from all the Carpenter Crew, Slaton, TX

  4. Steve and Jane Patrick

    Marshall and family, our prayers are with you all, and ask God to give you peace. We will miss Jo’s smiling face every Sunday morning at Primetimers. We love you Jo, and we know you are healed and in the arms of Jesus.

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