Jessie Mae Rabon Catoe Higgins

1916

Jessie Rabon Catoe Higgins was born December 13, 1916 in Blaney, South Carolina, a daughter of John Henry Rabon and Blanche Rabon.

1930

According to the United States Census recorded on May 9, 1930, John H Raban (40) rented a home in Blaney, Kershaw, South Carolina he made his home with his wife, Edith B Raban (34). It was reported that they were married when John was 27 and Edith was 21, placing their marriage about 1917. Also in the home was their children; Jessie M Raban (13), Mattie L Raban (11), Mary E Raban (9), Helen E Raban (8), Adell M Raban (6), John H Raban Jr. (2), Blanche V Raban (1) and William T Raban (26 days old). All of the household members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. John H Raban was a foreman on the railroad section crew.

1950

Jesse Mae Catoe was counted in the census on 04 Apr 1950 in Flat Rock, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 33-year-old, female, married, white, wife. Also in the home was her husband, Palmer Catoe; and their children; Barbara Catoe, Linda Catoe, Joyce Catoe and Caldwell Catoe.

1993

On August 1, 1993, Jessie Higgins was listed as a living daughter in the obituary of Blanche Summer Rabon.

1997

On January 17, 1997, Jessie Catoe Higgins was listed as the living mother in the obituary of Joyce Catoe Phelps.

2007

On September 1, 2007, Jessie Mae Higgins was listed as a living sister in the obituary of Mattie Lucille Rabon Branham.

2009

CAMDEN – Mrs. Jessie R. Catoe Higgins, 92, passed away at her home on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, after an extended illness. She was born in Blaney, S.C., (Elgin) on December 13, 1916, the oldest of eight children of John Henry Rabon and Blanche Rabon. She was a graduate of Blaney High School and the Valedictorian of her graduating class. She was a lifetime member of DeKalb Baptist Church, where she participated in the Women’s Missionary Group and was a former Sunday school teacher.

She was widowed by her first husband, Palmer C. Catoe, in 1971 and by Mr. Higgins in 1987. She is survived by five children, Charles Catoe and Caldwell Catoe, both of Camden, S.C., Barbara Catoe Rose of Elgin, S.C., Linda Catoe Guell of Alexandria, Va., and Nina Catoe Mullikin of Neptune, N.J.; five brothers and sisters, Mary Hudson, John Henry Rabon, Jr., William S. Rabon, Adele Kelly and Virginia Monroe, all of Elgin; eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Joyce Catoe Phelps and two sisters, Helen R. Steadman and Mattie R. Branham.

Mrs. Catoe Higgins was a retiree from the U.S. Senate, where she was employed during the period 1975-1983.

Funeral services for Mrs. Catoe Higgins will be held Saturday, July 18, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday, July 17, 2009, from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge.

On-line condolences may be sent to Mrs. Catoe Higgins family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.

On September 18, 2009, Jessie Catoe Higgins was listed as a deceased sister in the obituary of Blanche Virginia Rabon Monroe.

Obituary Information:

July 17, 2009  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
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2010

On June 18, 2010, Jessie Catoe Higgins was listed as a deceased sister in the obituary of Master Sgt. William Stanley Rabon Sr., U.S.A.F. (Ret.).

On August 7, 2010, Jessie Mae Higgins was listed as a deceased sister in the obituary of Mary R. Hudson.

2020

On October 6, 2020, Jessie Catoe Higgins was listed as the deceased sister in the obituary of Mrs. Adele Rabon Kelly.

2023

On August 20, 2023 Jessie Rabon Catoe was listed as the deceased mother in the obituary of Barbara Ann Catoe Rose.

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