Betty June Higgs Cerezo, age 88, died on Monday, January 3, 2022, at North Florida Regional Hospital, in Gainesville, FL. Betty has been a 28-year resident of Gainesville, FL. She was born on June 1, 1933, in Key West, FL. to the late Earl & Naomi Higgs. Betty worked in several office positions before moving to retail with Sears and Dillard’s for over 30 years, retiring from both companies. In 1978, Betty and John moved to Greensboro, NC., then moved to Gainesville in 1993. Betty was a Christian and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, in Gainesville.
Betty is preceded in death by her husband, John, parents Earl and Naomi Higgs and a sister, Rose Higgs Emolo of New Jersey. Betty is survived by daughters, Janet C. Bell of Gainesville, and Nancy Cerezo of Greensboro, NC; Grandsons, Troy (Lilly) Bell and Brad (Karly) Bell, all of Gainesville, FL., 6 great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. She will be laid to rest at the Forest Meadows Memorial Park Central in Gainesville after a small service at the Forest Meadows Cemetery Central Chapel (4100 NW 39 th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32606) on January 10th at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She had a beautiful smile and was a sweet person who loved her family. She will be missed by her family and friends. Sending them prayers of comfort. We will be donating to St. Jude’s. Love, Susan and Frank McClanahan