Cecelia Higger

by | Jun 10, 2021 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Cecelia Higger, 95, a resident at Beth Sholom Terrace, passed away peacefully on May 29, 2021 in Virginia Beach.

Cecelia was born in Havana, Cuba to Ida Miller and Sam Rebe. At age 19, Cecelia immigrated to America with her parents and baby sister, Sarita (Sachs). They were reunited with older sister, Rosy (Wrobel) and multiple cousins, aunts, and uncles. Cecelia was always very family oriented and the glue that bonded her family. She was always the life of the party. Cecelia always had a strong work ethic. She sold real estate, owned and operated Higger’s Market in Portsmouth, managed apartment complexes, and helped her beloved husband of 60 years, Sonny, in his coin and gun shop.

Cecelia lived the last seven years of her life at Beth Sholom. She enjoyed socializing, pottery, painting, and her dream was to start a stock club for the Terrace residents. Cecelia’s sense of humor, devotion, temperament and personality won the hearts and devotion of all who knew and loved her.

Cecelia is survived by her daughters, Rochelle Pollack, and her husband, Si, Harriett Hickman and her husband, Clayton, and Marsha Block (Howie), a brother-in-law, Daniel Higger and his wife, Francis, and a brother-in-law, Bert Sachs (Sarita). Cecelia is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Shaun and Kathleen Kravitz, Lisa Kravitz, Scott Block, Jared Hickman, Allison and Shaun Lloyd, Joy Tomlinson and Jerry and BG Pollack, and three great-grandchildren, Sydney Tomlinson, Vanessa Tomlinson and Adelyn Lloyd, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral service was conducted graveside at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to Beth Sholom of Eastern Virginia, 6401 Auburn Drive, Va. Beach, Va. 23464. Online condolences may be offered to the family at hdoliver.com.