Born: April 12, 1947 Asa, McLennan County, Texas
Died: March 13, 2012 China Spring, McLennan County, Texas
Mary Ann Dominguez Higgins, 64, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. During her short life she touched lives, saved lives, and lived for her family. A Mass in commemoration of Mary Ann’s life will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at St. Philip Catholic Church with the Rev. Cyril Ejaidu as Celebrant, followed by interment at the China Spring Cemetery. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. with rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey.
Mary Ann was born in Asa, Texas, to the late Tommy and Ernestine Dominguez. She married Bill Higgins on June 1, 1973. Mary Ann wore her heart on her sleeve and always found a kind word to say about everyone. She gave of herself unconditionally; and everyone loved her for it. This was what defined Mary Ann. Her legacy will be her flawless reputation as a caregiver and protector of children and of those less fortunate. We will never know how many lives she touched as she always served quietly. She was a fierce lover of all animals, most importantly her cows, donkey and “her Baxter”; and has been known to surreptitiously feed and comfort many strays. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Waco, and also attended St. Philip Catholic Church in China Spring.
Mary Ann is survived by her husband, Bill; daughter, Christina Higgins-Ratcliff and husband, Reagan; son, Tommy Higgins and wife, Courtney; grandsons, Jacob Ratcliff, and Isaac and Asher Higgins; sisters, Cathline Dominguez, of China Spring, and Hope Dominguez-Reese and her husband, Rev. Charles Reese, of Kerens, Texas; brother, Joe Anthony Dominguez and wife, Winnie, of San Antonio; and many other family members and friends.