Norma Jean Thornton Higgs, 76, of Fayetteville, passed away on Saturday (September 19, 2020) at Donalson Care Center in Fayetteville. She was born on May 22, 1944 in Lincoln County, TN to the late James A. and Thelma McGee Thornton.
Funeral service Ms. Higgs for will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home, with Bro. Joe Wayne McGee officiating. Burial will follow in Wright’s Cemtery. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 12 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. Ms. Higgs worked for the State of Tennessee, Family’s First Program until her retirement. She was of the Church of Christ faith. Norma is survived by her son, Allan (Teresa) Higgs of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Mikhala Dorminey, Robert Wade Dorminey, Austin Beddingfield, Ryan Kinsey, Lilly Higgs, and Piper Higgs; great-grandchild, Maddilyn Kinsey; brothers, Eddie Lee (Judy) Thornton of Fayetteville and Ronald (Bernice) Thornton of Gainsville, FL; sister-in-law, Ann Higgs (Bobby) Thomas. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Wade Higgs; daughter, Melissa Higgs Dorminey; and brother, Roger Thornton. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Inc., c/o Finance Department, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ms. Norma Jean Thornton Higgs.