In Memory of




Obituary for Cecilia Dovie Higginbotham

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Church Point for Cecilia Dovie Higginbotham, 85, who passed away at her home in Church Point surrounded by family on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 7:15 A.M.

Fr. Brice Higginbotham, her grandson will be officiating for the services. Burial will be held in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church New Cemetery in the Mausoleum in Church Point.

The family has requested the visitation to be held on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. A Rosary will be recited on Friday at 6:00 o’clock in the evening in the Funeral Home Chapel in Church Point by her nephew, Deacon Barry LeBlanc. Visitation will resume on Saturday at 9:00 A.M. until time of services.

Survivors include her husband, of sixty five years, Carl Higginbotham of Church Point; two daughters, Rhonda and husband, Jeff Daigle of Church Point; Renee and husband, Cullen Meche of Church Point; four sons, Stevie and wife, Roberta Higginbotham of Scott, Sammy and wife, Amber Higginbotham of Church Point, Carl “Bro” Higginbotham and Malinda of Church Point, Chris and wife, Nenna Higginbotham of Church Point; three sisters, Theresa and husband, George Plattsmier of Huntsville, AL, Elizabeth Guillory of Baton Rouge, Madeline Bellard of Baton Rouge; five brothers, Archie and wife, Margaret Bellard of Church Point, Jerry Lynn and wife, Betty Bellard of Church Point, Dale and wife, Gerri Bellard of Church Point, Randy and wife, Mary Lou Bellard of Church Point, Danny and wife, Charlene Bellard Prairieville, Albert and wife, Mindy Bellard of Austin, TX; eight grandchildren, Ashley and husband, Jon Bourgeois, Fr. Brice Higginbotham, Jeff Michael Daigle, Abbey and Zac Higginbotham, Frances, Alex and Reid Meche; two great-grandchildren, Adam and Mia Bourgeois; step grandchildren, Amelia and Maggie.

Pallbearers for the service will be her four sons, Stevie, Sammy, Carl and Chris Higginbotham, and her grandsons, Zac, Jeff Michael, Reid and  great-grandson Adam. Honorary Pallbearers for the service will be, Jeff Daigle, Cullen Meche, and Jon Bourgeois.

Mrs. Dovie was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Lindsey Higginbotham; her parents, Maurice and Aline O. Bellard; two sisters, Wanda Guilbeau and Jean Turnley; one brother, James “Jimmy” Bellard.

You may view the obituary, sign the guest registry, and express condolences online to Mrs. Higginbotham’s family at or Duhon Funeral Home, LLC (337) 684-5552.