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Keith Allen Higginbotham,Jr.
  • November 08, 1979
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  • February 07, 2009

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Keith Allen Higginbotham, Jr. 29, of Edgewater died Saturday, February 7, 2009.   Keith was born November 8, 1979 in Mansfield, OH.  He worked in the construction industry as a drywall hanger.  Keith attended New Smyrna Beach High School and was involved in football and soccer.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and fishing.  His greatest accomplishments were his children who he loved dearly.  Keith will be sorely missed by his children, Felicia and Emily Higginbotham and Darien Corbett; mother of the children, Shanon Moraitis, his parents, Keith A. Higginbothan, Sr.,  Kathie Holland; step-father, Steven Holland, Sr.; brothers and sisters, Natosha Nelson, Jennifer Higginbotham, Steven Holland, Jr. Heather Holland, Joseph Holland and Mindy and Wendy Higginbotham; maternal grandmother, Nella Truex; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Higginbotham and step-paternal grandmother, Donna Holda; six aunts and uncles and 15 nieces and nephews.  12 Noon at Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Service 1 North Causeway New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 on February 12, 2009 (map/driving directions) 11:00AM to 12 Noon at Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Service 1 North Causeway New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 on February 12, 2009 (map/driving directions)

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  1. 04 Apr 2018
    Daughter. says:
    Hey Dad, I miss you a lot. I got to church every Sunday and Wednesday, but today I brought your Bible with me. I opened it and I just looked... I opened to where you signed your name and just kept going over it with my fingers as if I could just feel you through it. As I did that I closed my eyes and just imaged us being in church on those Sunday mornings, me being in your arms, you smiling at me it was all just so perfect.. I went through the Bible just to see if you left anything behind or something and I came over a verse and it really made since and it just made me think extremely hard. I miss you dad and this sucks. -Surgarbaby❤️

  2. 06 Feb 2018
    Felicia❤️ says:
    Daddy, tomorrow marks a decade... it hurts so bad everyday without you. I think about you, a lot. There isn’t a day goes by that I don’t wish you were here, life would be different. It’s crazy, how I’ve lived my life without you. When I was 19 I moved to Florida because I wanted to be in YOUR state I thought maybe it would bring me closer to ya. It didn’t. It made things a little worse. It made me think of everything you won’t be here for, but now that I’m back where I belong in the state I wanna be in, I see that I should be cherishing the times I had with you. I just grieve so much because of everything your missing out on... it sucks so bad daddy it hurts me to know that my baby sister doesn’t remember much, she doesn’t have much to cherish and I’m so far we’re not as close as I want to be. .. your missing out on so much and I just wish you were here for us . I love you forever, I’m sorry this sounded “Ranty” . I just miss you with all heart.. love always fe❤️

  3. 05 Aug 2017
    Daughter says:
    Hey daddy it's your little girl.❤️ I miss you a lot, I really wish you were still here because life would be so different. You'd really be proud of the young women I'm becoming dad, and Felicia you'd be so proud of even though she doesn't make the smartest of decisions sometimes but I mean that's life ya know. She's in collage now and I'm soooo proud of her for that. I think about you and prey about you every night daddy. I wish I could talk to somebody about you, but unfortunately fe doesn't live anywhere near meantmore (I don't like to talk about it over the phone) and I can't talk to mom about you because she just won't talk to me or fe about you.. I understand it's really hard, but I feel that I should know more than I know.. I barely remember you daddy and I hate that. I know your never going to see or read this, but someone will. I love you so much daddy and I miss you sooo much.❤️ -sugarbaby

  4. 12 Feb 2010
    Mindy Higginbotham says:
    i miss my bub like crazy but i have him in my heart so i will have him in my heart i love him and i think about him everyday

  5. 29 Apr 2009
    mom says:
    keith, you are still such a big part of my life. i see you , i feel you everywhere. i don't know how to let you go. not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts. some days it's a blessing that you are not here to see the things i see, other days i don't have your understanding to share my feelings. i miss you, is not saying enough. what i feel is beyond words. your sisters and brothers have been such a help to me. their pain is so great, and i can't help them. i don't know where to start. i love you with all my being.

  6. 30 Mar 2009
    DAD says:
    Son there was so very many things I dreamed of us doing togather over the years things i wonted to share with you and teach you about I love you Son i would give anything if only i could turn back the clock 29 years and do it all the the right way the way it was ment to be oh keith Daddy is so very sorry i will miss you more than ever now but i will keep you alive in my heart and you will be with me and be a part of ever thing i do and son i will do my best to be a good grand father to my grandbabys, I LOVE YOU KEITH BY FOR NOW .
    Love Dad

  7. 28 Mar 2009
    DAD says:
    My Son on the day you were born you made your Mother and I the two proudest people in the world you were the cutest must perfect baby Boy i had ever seen,Your life did not go the way i would have liked for you, and for that I'm for ever sorry. I will never for get our last talk i wish iwould have had some easy answer's for you but there wear none.Mom told me once that you were just like me and that make's me proud becouse our son's heart was as big as all out doors.The day's we had togather last May i will hold on to and relive in my mind for the rest of my day's and keith it was so very good to hear you till me that you under stand and forgive me Thank you Son. Son as long as I live you will live in me... Sleep in peace my Son Jesus will be here soon. this is for you keith ( THEY SAY IT TAKES A MINUTE TO FIND A SPECIAL PERSON. AN HOUR TO APPRECIATE THEM A DAY TO LOVE THEM. BUT THEN AN ENTIRE LIFE TIME TO FORGET THEM ) I will continu to keep you in my heart and love you and pray for you as i have for you and your sisters over the years..
    And thank you to ever one that new and loved my Son

  8. 27 Mar 2009
    Wendy Higginbotham and Gladys Griffitt says:
    We miss u so much.we wish u was still here with us.we love you and miss u.sorry about what happened and i wish it didn't happened.i hope u will see me one day or look down and see your sister doing good.love u my borther and miss

  9. 27 Mar 2009
    Mindy Higginbotham says:
    i will always love you no matter what even if you are my half brother.

  10. 26 Mar 2009
    lisa Moraitis says:
    To my brother Keith
    I love you so much and Miss you.. We have gotten so close over all these year's.. i wanted you to know you that you will alway's be with me and my family.. You are loved by so many poeple... You will alway's Be my big brother.. I love you Keith

  11. 26 Mar 2009
    Shanon says:
    My dearest Keith I love you everyday and I pray that you are at peace. Tho you have left us I feel you everyday,my promise to you is to love and protect our childern and the ones you've left behind. I love you now and will love you forever till we meet again. Kathie, I can't tell you it will get easier I can tell you that I'm there to know end whatever you need call. My thoughts and prayers are with you all time.

  12. 26 Mar 2009
    mom says:
    i miss you so much. i start to call out to you all the time. then i remember. my email was wrong on my last post. i love you keith. mom

  13. 17 Mar 2009
    Natosha Nelson says:
    Keith, my wonderful brother and friend, I will miss you till the end of days. I know God will have a place for you because your heart was filled with love.Be at peace and know I will do all I can to take care of mom, the girls,and Darien. I willl always love you and miss you! Love your Big Sis, Tosh

  14. 16 Mar 2009
    mom says:
    I want to thank everyone for their support during this trying time in my life. Keith was not only my son, but he was my best friend, the only person in this world that I could confide in without any judgements attached. I don't know how I will make it thru the rest of my journey without him. Thank you all for loving him. I just wish he could have known how many people really did care. Thank-you Kathie Holland (mom)

  15. 17 Feb 2009
    Vicki (Stallard) Pyles says:
    Cathy,
    I am so sorry to hear of the death of your son., Keith.
    Your cousin,
    Vicki

  16. 17 Feb 2009
    Richard Caron and Family says:
    To Keith and his Family. We are so sorry for your loss that words cannot describe. May your faith in God and the closeness of your family bonds see you throughout these times. Richard Caron and Family

  17. 17 Feb 2009
    Wayne, Marlene& Sally says:
    To Keith Sr. & Family-We never got to meet your son but he sounded like a loving person. May God give you the strength to carry you through this time in your life.Only He knows the answers to our questions. You have our sympathy & prayers

  18. 16 Feb 2009
    Melissa N says:
    Kathy & Tosha,
    I am so sorry for your loss you are in my prayers. I only met Keith once at Tosha's wedding and he was a very friendly person and he will be missed.

  19. 16 Feb 2009
    Frank Moritz says:
    Keith, I hope you and your family are doing well. I know this has to be one of the lowest times in your life. What can one really say to ease the pain? I can only encourage you and your family to grieve with God. He can understand more than any other what it is like to experience such loss. THe loss of a Son. He loves you very much. If you need anything Keith, give me a call.

    All the best. Frank.

  20. 15 Feb 2009
    erick says:
    I just wanted to say I am very sorry for your loss. Keith and I had some good times on the golf course and just hanging out. I will miss him. He was also a great uncle to my kids, he always made time to hang out and play with them. They were fortunate enough to spend time with him when we were down in november and he gave them some great memories to hold on to. Thank you Keith. We love and miss you.

  21. 14 Feb 2009
    Paul and Carol Higginbotham says:
    Sorry we could not make it down.Keith will always be in our hearts. with LOVE Paul and Carol

  22. 13 Feb 2009
    Stacy & Bryan Hamel says:
    Kathie & family - we are so sorry for your loss. No words can alleviate your pain & suffering. Please just know that you're in our thoughts & prayers. Always, Stacy & Bryan, Pembroke NH

  23. 13 Feb 2009
    CHUCK AND LOUISE DULANEY says:
    i remember the times you were at the house to visit how you loved to eat my homemade pickles, christmas that you were with us we had so much fun. the summer you worked with uncle chuck and your dad building an addition on a customers house . you were such aloving and caring person. we loved you and will miss you soo.

  24. 13 Feb 2009
    Bert Blanton and Family says:
    To Keith Sr.-

    Keith,we go way back and I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting your son but if he was anything like his father Im sure he was a good man.

    Stay strong brother.

  25. 12 Feb 2009
    Pamela Russell says:
    My Dearest Big Sis
    We all are so sorry that we could not attend the services. Please remember we all were there in spirit and in prayers
    Our family has been through a lot, losing our brother Steve, our dad, and now Keith Allen. Keith Allen was so loved and he will be truely missed. The one thing I remember most about Keith Allen was how fat of a little baby he was. Rolls after rolls of fat. He was the cutiest baby. Our hearts and prayers are always with you. I promise we will get through this, we have the RUSSELL'S LOVE.
    With all of our love,
    Mom, Sharon, and baby sis Pam

  26. 12 Feb 2009
    Jeremy, Julie, and Hailey Russell says:
    I remember all the times we had to sit in the hall at grandma's because we couldn't pay attention. Some of the most fun times in my memory. You will be missed!

  27. 12 Feb 2009
    Nella & Bud Truex/ Sharon Holland/Pam Russell says:
    Dear Kathie, We are so sorry that we could not attend. We love all of you and our prayers are with you.

  28. 12 Feb 2009
    Mark, Kristy, Lance, Taylor, Coyote and Piper Miller says:
    We only knew you a short time and in that short time you became a goodfriend. You will be missed.

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