The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

GCADV mourns the passing of Betty Higgins

Posted on: 06.07.12

We wanted to pass along the sad news that Georgia has lost one of its pioneers in the domestic violence movement.  Betty Higgins passed away on June 6, 2012 in Dalton, GA.

As many of you know, Betty was the director of the Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center for nearly 30 years and was one of the “founding mothers” of our domestic violence movement in Georgia.  A survivor herself, she was a tireless advocate for survivor-centered programs and a wonderful mentor to her staff and to everyone who had the privilege of working with her.  Her wisdom and limitless passion will be greatly missed throughout the state. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, June 8th, from 5 to 9 P.M. at Love Funeral Home, Dalton, GA, with funeral services at 1 P.M. Saturday, June 9th at the same location.

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