Daphne Dahyle Higginbotham

August 1, 1941 ~ December 19, 2011

Mrs. Daphne Dahyle Higginbotham,70, passed away Monday, December 19, 2011. She was born in Crowley and grew up in Basile where she graduated High School. She lived most of her life in Lake Charles.

Mrs. Higginbotham worked in the medical field profession for nearly 30 years and was currently employed by Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by her three children, Lesa Dayle Higginbotham, James Shannon Higginbotham and wife, Michelle, Michele Trahan and husband Eric all of Lake Charles; one brother, Ralph McClelland of Lake Charles; 6 grandchildren, Ryan Billedeaux, Bethany Trahan, Kamryn Trahan, Abigael Higginbotham, Rachael Higginbotham, and Lauren Higginbotham.

Preceded in death by her husband, James Dale Higginbotham.

A memorial service will be held Friday, December 23, 2011 at 1PM at Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will begin Friday from 12 noon until time of service. Rev. Steve James will officiate. Cremation is entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home.

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  1. Daphne was and is a dear friend. She always had a greeting when I would call to get my assignment like Yesss, what You want and concluded with BY and nothing else. If you didn't know better you would think she was mad. But she would do all she could to help us out and would consider our needs. She has a loving soul and we will miss her everyday. We Love you Daphne and keep watching over us.

  2. Eric and Michele, Thanks for myself and Daphne for tickets to Kenny Rogers. We laughed and had a wonderful time. Whenever I needed advice or a shoulder to lean on or cry on she was always there. I loved her with all my heart and will miss her dearly. I will cherish the memories I have in my heart. God Bless You and Your FamilyThe Greatest Joy of her Life were her children and grandchildren, each and everyone of them.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Daphne for many years at Moss Regional. We had a lot of laughs together and made a lot of memories. Keep her near your heart always.

  4. To the family of Ms Daphne she one was of the most Beautiful People that I have met in my time at LCMH she welcome me with open arms. She was more to me than just a friends she was more of a Mother someone that I could talk to about any and everything. She will be MISSED very much but I will AlWAYS have her my Heart. We alway said Goodbye to one another by saying I'll see u later Darling.

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