Lavonne (Cookie) Marie Higginbotham Nielsen VanMill, 66, passed away on November 22, 2014 in Mississippi with her husband and daughter by her side. She was born June 13, 1948.
Lavonne had many jobs in her life, but liked her job at Goodwill working with the handicapped the best. She was loved and will be missed by many.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil Vernon HIgginbotham and Emily and Paul Everhart, and many in-laws.
Lavonne is survived by her husband, Dean VanMill; her daughter, Terri (Wayne) Jones; sons, Steven (Karin) Nielsen, Todd (Lisa) Nielsen and Andrew (Amanda) VanMill; brothers, Donald/Sonny (Deanna), Keith, Randy (Sue), and Mark Higginbotham; sisters, Donna/Sis (Marvin) Marty, Paulette (Roger) Walberg, Mavis (Jerry) Halverson, Rhonda (Wayne) Netland, Renae (Lance) Knutson, and Marlys Higginbotham; in-laws Clare Dennis, Betty (James) Day, Bobby and Mike VanMill and Linda Brandon; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family.
Tutor Funeral Home of Magee is entrusted with arrangements. At Lavonne's request, no services will be held at this time. A celebration of Lavonne's life will be held at a later date. A very special thank you to her wonderful hospice nurse, Jennifer, whom we couldn't have made it without. Online condolences may be made at tutorfuneralhome.com