Lindey Jane Gifford
June 6, 1997 -
December 29, 2015

Visitation

January 1, 2016
5-8 PM

Service 

January 2, 2016
1 PM

Interment

Obituary

Memorial services for Lindey Jane Gifford, age 18 of Taft will be conducted Saturday January 2, 2016 at 1 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Will Harris officiating. Miss Gifford passed away Tuesday December 29, 2015.
She was a native of Lincoln County and the daughter of Scottie (Bobbie) Gifford and Mary J Johnson (Don) Counts who survives. She was employed as a waitress.
Survivors in addition to her parents include two sisters Lauryn (Jason) Jeans of Fayetteville, Sara Lane Gifford of Fayetteville, niece Hattie Jeans, maternal grandmother Joyce Johnson of Fayetteville and paternal grandparents Frankey and Shirleen Gifford of Huntland, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by maternal grandfather Bill Johnson.
Visitation with the family will be Friday evening January 1, 2016 from 5-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

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23 Comments

  1. Monica

    My thought an prayers for the family.I didn’t know the family, but worked with Lauryn at the daycare. So sorry for the loss of your beloved family member. God Bless

    Reply
  2. Kim Cowart

    Mary Jo, Don and family, May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  3. Judy Montgomery Short

    Mary Jo and family, No one knows why bad things happen to those so innocent and whose life has hardly begun.

    I am praying that your faith will help you through this very difficult time. I pray that you will find the strength to get you through your grief and sadness.
    Here is a very fitting quote by poet Ellen Brenneman, “We can’t know why the lily has so brief a time to bloom in the warmth of sunlight’s kiss upon its face before it folds into its fragrance and bids the world good night to rest its beauty in a gentler place. But we can know that nothing that is loved is ever lost and no one who has touched a heart can really pass away because some beauty lingers on in each memory of which they’ve been a part. I am so sorry.

    Reply
  4. Jim and Kaye Bonner

    Mary Jo, Joyce and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. No words can help heal, only the Lord above knows your pain. May he wrap his arms around you and give you comfort. God Bless.

    Reply
  5. Judy Stafford

    Mary Jo, Joyce, and Family, There are no words I could say to make it better but,I want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Thinking of you,Judy

    Reply
  6. Dena and Jimmy Kincaid

    There are no words that I can speak that will heal your pain, but please know that each one of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you comfort during this tragic time. Hold on to those sweet memories of Lindey, they will see you through the rough days to come. Love you all…

    Reply
  7. Reeves & Janice

    Joyce, Mary Jo, Don and family— So sorry to hear of your loss. Have been out of town and just heard of this tragic event. Please know that you and yours are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  8. Linda Holland

    Mary Jo, Joyce and family
    Know that I am thinking about all of you and that you will find peace in knowing that her life was cut short for some reason that we don’t understand. Lean on your friends and family during this difficult time.

    Reply
  9. Janice Moore Gregory

    Mary Jo and Mrs. Johnson:

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter and granddaughter. You are both in our thoughts and prayers. God bless, Janice and Brent Gregory

    Reply
  10. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Mary Jo, Don and Family,

    Jimmy and I are so sorry for the tragic loss of your daughter, Lindey. We pray that your wonderful memories of her will help sustain you during this very difficult time. May God bless and comfort you and your family.

    Reply
  11. betsy white

    Mary Jo, Words cannot express how sorry I am. Please know you are in my heart and prayers. With love, Betsy White

    Reply
  12. Carolyn Whitaker Crowley

    Joyce, Claude and I send our sympathy for your granddaughter’s death to you and all your family.

    Reply
  13. Betsy White

    Mary Jo, Please know I have you in my heart and in my prayers. Words can’t express how sorry I am. With love, Betsy White

    Reply
  14. Linda Moran

    Mary Jo and family,
    I am so saddened by the news of your loss. No one could possible know what you are going through unless they have lost a child. My heart hurts for you and you are in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. May God wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you.

    Linda Moran

    Reply
  15. BILLY and Cindy Langford

    Mary Jo-praying for you and your family at this time-asking God to comfort you at this difficult time

    Reply
  16. Yvonne Stewart

    You are in our thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  17. Jennifer Hayes

    Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. May God provide comfort.

    Reply
  18. Tammy mills Martin

    Mary Jo I’m so sorry to hear about your daughter my heart breaks for you and your family Prayers for you and your family

    Reply
  19. Amy Hovis

    I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot even imagine what yall are going through. I will pray for you all.

    Reply
  20. Vivian

    We all love you sweet Lindey! You will def be missed! ❤️

    Reply
  21. peytonezell15

    Such a sweet lady. She will be missed!

    Reply
  22. Adam, Melanie, Abby, & Gatlin Mole

    Lindey took care of both of our kids so my wife could care for her mother in 2013. She came highly recommended. She was such a kind, well mannered young lady. Not sure what else to say at a time like this but that you’re whole family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  23. Cindy Bryant

    So sorry to hear about Lindey.Such a sweet young lady.Praying for the family.

    Reply

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23 Comments

  1. Monica

    My thought an prayers for the family.I didn’t know the family, but worked with Lauryn at the daycare. So sorry for the loss of your beloved family member. God Bless

    Reply
  2. Kim Cowart

    Mary Jo, Don and family, May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  3. Judy Montgomery Short

    Mary Jo and family, No one knows why bad things happen to those so innocent and whose life has hardly begun.

    I am praying that your faith will help you through this very difficult time. I pray that you will find the strength to get you through your grief and sadness.
    Here is a very fitting quote by poet Ellen Brenneman, “We can’t know why the lily has so brief a time to bloom in the warmth of sunlight’s kiss upon its face before it folds into its fragrance and bids the world good night to rest its beauty in a gentler place. But we can know that nothing that is loved is ever lost and no one who has touched a heart can really pass away because some beauty lingers on in each memory of which they’ve been a part. I am so sorry.

    Reply
  4. Jim and Kaye Bonner

    Mary Jo, Joyce and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. No words can help heal, only the Lord above knows your pain. May he wrap his arms around you and give you comfort. God Bless.

    Reply
  5. Judy Stafford

    Mary Jo, Joyce, and Family, There are no words I could say to make it better but,I want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Thinking of you,Judy

    Reply
  6. Dena and Jimmy Kincaid

    There are no words that I can speak that will heal your pain, but please know that each one of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you comfort during this tragic time. Hold on to those sweet memories of Lindey, they will see you through the rough days to come. Love you all…

    Reply
  7. Reeves & Janice

    Joyce, Mary Jo, Don and family— So sorry to hear of your loss. Have been out of town and just heard of this tragic event. Please know that you and yours are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  8. Linda Holland

    Mary Jo, Joyce and family
    Know that I am thinking about all of you and that you will find peace in knowing that her life was cut short for some reason that we don’t understand. Lean on your friends and family during this difficult time.

    Reply
  9. Janice Moore Gregory

    Mary Jo and Mrs. Johnson:

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter and granddaughter. You are both in our thoughts and prayers. God bless, Janice and Brent Gregory

    Reply
  10. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Mary Jo, Don and Family,

    Jimmy and I are so sorry for the tragic loss of your daughter, Lindey. We pray that your wonderful memories of her will help sustain you during this very difficult time. May God bless and comfort you and your family.

    Reply
  11. betsy white

    Mary Jo, Words cannot express how sorry I am. Please know you are in my heart and prayers. With love, Betsy White

    Reply
  12. Carolyn Whitaker Crowley

    Joyce, Claude and I send our sympathy for your granddaughter’s death to you and all your family.

    Reply
  13. Betsy White

    Mary Jo, Please know I have you in my heart and in my prayers. Words can’t express how sorry I am. With love, Betsy White

    Reply
  14. Linda Moran

    Mary Jo and family,
    I am so saddened by the news of your loss. No one could possible know what you are going through unless they have lost a child. My heart hurts for you and you are in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. May God wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you.

    Linda Moran

    Reply
  15. BILLY and Cindy Langford

    Mary Jo-praying for you and your family at this time-asking God to comfort you at this difficult time

    Reply
  16. Yvonne Stewart

    You are in our thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  17. Jennifer Hayes

    Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. May God provide comfort.

    Reply
  18. Tammy mills Martin

    Mary Jo I’m so sorry to hear about your daughter my heart breaks for you and your family Prayers for you and your family

    Reply
  19. Amy Hovis

    I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot even imagine what yall are going through. I will pray for you all.

    Reply
  20. Vivian

    We all love you sweet Lindey! You will def be missed! ❤️

    Reply
  21. peytonezell15

    Such a sweet lady. She will be missed!

    Reply
  22. Adam, Melanie, Abby, & Gatlin Mole

    Lindey took care of both of our kids so my wife could care for her mother in 2013. She came highly recommended. She was such a kind, well mannered young lady. Not sure what else to say at a time like this but that you’re whole family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  23. Cindy Bryant

    So sorry to hear about Lindey.Such a sweet young lady.Praying for the family.

    Reply

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