Mildred (DiPietro) Higgins

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Mrs. Mildred Higgins entered into eternal rest on September 4, 2018, at the age of 99. Mrs. Higgins was dedicated to the provision of financial aid services to students for 66 years. She began as a Bursar then became a Director of Financial Aid at Southern University in Baton Rouge. After retirement from Southern, she became the Director of Financial Aid at Xavier University in New Orleans where she retired in 2012. Mrs. Higgins was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother known fondly by all as "Grannie." Her home and heart were always opened to all. Professionally she was known as a demanding yet compassionate supervisor. She is well known for her statement "It's okay not to know, its a sin not to learn." She will be missed by ALL. She was a graduate from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The Louisiana Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators honored her by naming a scholarship, Mildred D. Higgins High School Scholarship, where donations in lieu of flowers may be mailed to Lynette Viskoski, LASFAA Treasurer. She received an Award of Commendation from President Barrack Obama in 2012 and was a charter member of Jack and Jill. Survived by her daughter, Aeneid H. Mason; son, Rodney G. Higgins II; grandchildren, Chad M. Mason and Kimberli S. Mason. Preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Rodney G. Higgins Sr.; parents, Joseph and Helen DiPietro; and sister, Kathryn Rollins. Visitation Thursday, September 13, 2018, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Hall's Celebration Center, 9348 Scenic Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA. Visitation continues Friday, September 14, 2018, 9:00 am until funeral mass at 11:00 am, St. Isidore Catholic Church, 5657 Thomas Rd., Baton Rouge, LA. Interment Port Hudson National Cemetery, Zachary, LA. Entrusted to Hall Davis and Son. www.hallsinc.net.
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Baton Rouge, LA 70807
(225) 778-1612
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Sept. 11 to Sept. 14, 2018