June Lee Higgs, 68 from Salem, Virginia, passed away May 8, 2017 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
She was born in Princeton, and grew up as she would say, “Elkorn, West by god Virginia!” She was a graduate of Andrew Lewis High School, Class of 1966, and after graduation stayed in the Roanoke Valley where she worked as a bank manager, Clerk of Circuit Court, VP of R. Frazier Inc. and was a self-employed accounting consultant. She was a pillar of the Salem community, and her accolades are felt even to this day, as she was a plank-holder in the development of the Farmers Market, a founding member of Olde Salem Days, and a devoted member of Ft. Lewis Christian Church.
June is preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Georgia Harry, her grandmother Cannie Elmore, and her brother Roger Harry.
June is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Thomas (Tommy), her Airforce son, Jason, her sister Judy Lawrence, and multiple nieces and nephews.
In addition to living here in Salem, she also had a wonderful extended family in Florida, in which she wanted to thank them for all of their support, gifts, cards, and flowers. Speaking of support, she would have wanted to extend a special appreciation to Heather, who as a previous cancer survivor, attended, supported, and cared for her to the very end.
Finally, she would want to thank the “Ya-Yas”, Pheobe McAnallen, Becky Leffell, and Ann Sampson, for the life-long support till very last bottle was popped!
Although she loved flowers, and she would be appreciative of them in the end, she loved her church just as much. She asked that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to Ft. Lewis Christian Church’s building fund (2931 W. Main St., Salem, Va. 24153, 540-380-4636), where she was instrumental in the renovations and building of the sanctuary.
She will be greatly missed, and would want to tell everyone, to keep on dancing!
Services will be held at Lotz Funeral Home, Salem, on May 12th, with visitation starting at 1 p.m. and services beginning at 3 p.m. There will be a private graveside service at a later date.