Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Sybil Marybelle Watkins Highfield “Big Bossy” age 86 of Lula, Georgia.
With her loving family by her side our mama, granny, big bossy, your heiness, Syb, the few names she was called met daddy at their heavenly home Tuesday morning, May 9 at 1:10 A.M.. Mama was her happiest cooking Sunday lunch for her family, working at the community center and watching the Atlanta Hawks and the Atlanta Braves. We probably should have listed Trae and Acuna Jr. as a sibling. Her fourteen grand and twelve great were another shining light for her and she kept up with all twenty six of them. She always knew which ones were missing at the family gatherings. Go rest high granny, your work is done. We will do our best to carry on the tradition you and daddy taught us.
Mrs. Highfield was born in Maysville, Georgia a daughter of the late George Turner Watkins and the late Essie Avie Jane Brown Watkins. Mrs. Highfield was a member of Harmony Hall Baptist Church and worked as a Receptionist for Hall County Parks and Leisure. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Highfield is preceded by her husband of sixty eight years, Ernest Willie Highfield, Jr. and all her siblings, Reba Thompson, Virginia Moore, Dot Kent, Nita Watkins, Buck Watkins, Doug Watkins and a grandson, Owen Sudderth.
Survivors include Five daughters, Sherry Smith, Charlene Gazaway (Doug), Sharon Davidson (Tony), Sheila Armstrong (Ken), Shauna Sudderth (Russell). Two sons, Darren Highfield (Michelle) and Keenan Highfield (Kim). Grandchildren, Heath Smith (April), Taylor Duncan (Graham), Jeremy Gazaway (Sarah), Caleb Davidson (Cayla), Cody Davidson (Casey), Chelsie Stinson (Kyle), Sam Highfield (Leslie), Drew Highfield, Austin Schirtzinger, Anna Wise (Josh), Bailey Armstrong (Grant), Andrew Armstrong, and Evan Sudderth. Great grandchildren, Ty and Colton Smith, Theo Duncan, Cayde and Mila Davidson, Kennadi, Avaleigh, and Haylee Stinson, Charleston and Collins Davidson, Oliver Roper and Baby Highfield.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, May 11, 2023 from the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Reverend John Kinsey and Reverend Tommy Hunt officiating with burial in the Unity Christian Church Cemetery. Gentlemen honored as pallbearers are Sam Highfield, Caleb Davidson, Cody Davidson, Evan Sudderth, Andrew Armstrong, Heath Smith, Drew Highfield, Jeremy Gazaway, Nick Harkins, Kyle Stinson, Graham Duncan, and Grant Simonds. The family will receive friends 2:00 – 4:00 and 5:00 – 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at Evans Funeral Home.
Flowers are optional, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Sybil Watkins Highfield to Harmony Hall Baptist Church, 4160 Mangum Mill Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30507.
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Harmony Hall Baptist Church
4160 Mangum Mill Road, Gainesville GA 30507