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Obituary - Bishop Henry Biggers

The Rev. Henry Milton Biggers, 96, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 31. 2011, at the family residence.

He was the son of the late Nancy Theodocia Trussell Biggers and John Henry Biggers. His six siblings also preceded him in death.

He served the Church of God of Prophecy as a state overseer for 38 years. During his tenure as overseer he served in the states of Oregon, Mississippi, Texas twice, Indiana, Kentucky and Arkansas. While in this position he served on the General Finance Committee during the general assemblies.

After his retirement he pastored in Burbank, Ill., for a short time. Following his tenure he served as the security guard for Tomlinson College.

During many of his retirement years he helped others who were not able to help themselves. He spent many hours visiting the hospitals and those who were lonely. He is loved by many and will be missed by all.

He was a member of the Keith Street Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors include his wife, Eunice “Inez” Biggers, of Cleveland; his daughters: Beverly Roach of Cleveland and Cindy Moore of Huntsville, Ala.; his sons: H. Larry Biggers and his wife, Janet, of Columbus, Ga., and Ricky Wayne Biggers and his wife, Sheila, of Evansville, Ind.; his grandchildren: Alan Biggers and his wife, Denae, Brannon Biggers and his wife, Weslynn, Carrie Bishop and her husband, Brandon, Rebecca Rodgers and her husband, Jason, Lacy Biggers, Christy Swenk and her husband, Chris, Cathy Moore, Carrie Moore and Tamara Biggers; and his great-grandchildren: Paige Rodgers, and Michael, Katy Beth and Lillian Grace Bishop.

The Remembrance of Life service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3. 2011, from Keith Street Church of God of Prophecy with Pastor John A. Stone and the Rev. H. Larry Biggers officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Keith Street Church.

A graveside service and interment will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at 3 p.m. CST from the McCurtains Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Choctaw County, Miss.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday from the Oliver Funeral Home, 609 Highway 9 South, Eupora, Miss. 39744. Oliver Funeral Home phone number is 662-258-8222.

Memorials may be made to the Biggers-Trussell Reunion Fund, in care of Larry Biggers, 8940 Moore Road, Columbus, GA 31904.

The North Ocoee Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes has charge of arrangements.

Read more: Cleveland Daily Banner - Henry Milton Biggers


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