Muriel French Obituary
 
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Muriel French

January 22, 1926 - January 1, 2013
Obituary

On New Year's Day 2013 heaven gained an angel, Muriel Leona Higgins French passed away peacefully after spending the morning with her family. Muriel, lovingly known to her family as "Honey" and to her husband's family as "Mo" is survived by her son, Eric, daughter-In-law, Regina, grandson, Eric, Jr. and granddaughter, Cayce. Her family and most especially her grandchildren were her world and she was so proud of them and their accomplishments, nothing pleased her more than to spend time with them or to follow their respective colleges in sports. Many times she worried what the neighbors would think if they heard...
On New Year's Day 2013 heaven gained an angel, Muriel Leona Higgins French passed away peacefully after spending the morning with her family. Muriel, lovingly known to her family as "Honey" and to her husband's family as "Mo" is survived by her son, Eric, daughter-In-law, Regina, grandson, Eric, Jr. and granddaughter, Cayce. Her family and most especially her grandchildren were her world and she was so proud of them and their accomplishments, nothing pleased her more than to spend time with them or to follow their respective colleges in sports. Many times she worried what the neighbors would think if they heard her yelling go, go, go while cheering on the Clemson Tigers or Miami Hurricanes.
Muriel is also survived by her brother, Richard Higgins of Washington, NC along with his children, Scott of Illinois, Shawn of Florida and Shana also of Washington. She is survived by her nephew, Richard Higgins and wife Christine of Massachusetts, nieces lauran Higgins and Lisa Drouin and husband Jack all of New Hampshire. Also left to cherish her memory are her beloved brothers- in-law, Lewis French of Missouri and Buster French and his wife, Shirley of Florida with their daughter, Cherie Hall and husband Doug also of Florida, as well as many great nieces and nephews. Muriel was pre-deceased by her beloved older brother, Larry Higgins, and three cherished sisters-in-law, Nancy French, Pat Higgins and Pauline Higgins. She also leaves behind many (too numerous to name) friends and relatives around the world most especially those in England, Ireland and Australia.
Muriel was born on April 22, 1926 to the late John Patrick and Elsie Shaw Higgins in Newark, NJ. She grew up in Harrison, NJ and after completing high school she met and married a young sailor, fresh home from the war, Richard Irving French on October 13, 1946. They were able to celebrate fifty years together before his death on July 21,1997. During her years living in the Menlo Park Terrace area of New Jersey she worked as a book binder for Prudential and later after a move to North Miami Beach, Florida, worked for the State of Florida as a food service worker from which she retired. After moving to Williamston to be near her son and family she enjoyed going to the Senior Center and visiting with her many friends there. She was a dedicated and active member of The Church of the Advent, Episcopal of Williamston.
The family will receive friends at Biggs Funeral Home from 1:00-2:00pm on Saturday, January 5th• A celebration of her life will be held at 4:00 on that same day at The Church of the Advent led by The Reverend Joe Cooper of Windsor. A private burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be directed to the Organ Fund at The Church of the Advent or to the charity of one's choice. Funeral Services are being provided by Biggs Funeral Home of Williamston.

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