Thursday, June 8, 2017

Regina Shepperd Higginbotham

Mrs. Regina Shepperd Higginbotham, 53, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, June 9, 2017, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in Mashulaville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Regina was born September 24, 1963 to Troy and Joyce Hemphill Shepperd. She is a member of New Covenant Assembly of God Church. Regina is a 1981 graduate of Louisville High School. She earned an Associate’s degree from East Central Community College and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. She was currently employed as the County Director of the Department of Human Services in Winston County. Regina loved to cook, read, watch the hummingbirds swarm around the feeders, and she enjoyed her pet chickens having them so tame they would eat blueberries from her hand. She loved the Lord and her church family. She was a devoted wife and mother and took great pleasure in the time spent with them.

Regina is survived by her husband of 27 years, Ricky Higginbotham; her son, Andrew Higginbotham; her mother, Joyce Shepperd, all of Louisville; and her mother-in-law, Peggy Sue Higginbotham of Mashulaville, Mississippi. She is also survived by four sisters-in-law: Tammy Cade, Tina Buchanan and husband, Richey; Kim Yates and husband, Nathan; and Darlene Shepperd; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her father; and her brother, Emmett Shepperd.

Memorial contributions in honor of Regina may be given to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or to Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children, Office of Development, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at