Bevelyn Marie Higgins-Jackson, the oldest of five siblings, was born on April 29, 1955 to (the late) Charlie T. Higgins, Sr. and Pensacola McDowell Higgins. Bevelyn graduated from Bushwick High School, and attended Interboro Institute College in Manhattan.
Bevelyn embarked on her career in New York City starting in 1983 with the United States Court of Appeals & Legal Aid Society. She then left the private sector, and in 1999, began working for the City of New York’s Administration For Children’s Services, then the Human Resources Administration, and for more than ten years, she worked at the Office of Health & Mental Health Services. She was a dedicated and hard worker. She also loved traveling and shopping on the internet.
At the tender age of twelve, Bevelyn accepted Christ as her Personal Savior. She attended Little Zion Baptist Church as a child, and was a member of the B.G. Crawley Youth Choir.
On Sunday, November 11, 2018, Bevelyn became absent from the body and present with the Lord. She is preceded in death by her baby brother Lester K. Higgins, and her oldest sister Betty Noble. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of thirteen years, Antone L. Jackson (Brooklyn, New York) whom she loved so much, for he took care of her, and loved and cherished her “till death do them part”; her two sons whom she so deeply loved, and who were the love of her life: Kawan Raheam Higgins (Brooklyn) and Jeronto Bryan, Jr. (Hazelton, Pennsylvania); one sister Jacqueline Higgins-Stokes, and her husband Roy Stokes (Dallas, Texas); two brothers: Charlie T. Higgins, Jr. and his wife Francesca (Jersey City, New Jersey) and Michael L. Higgins, Sr. (Brooklyn); her loving grandchildren whom she loved and adored – granddaughters: Analiza Hightower, Nissahn Higgins, Jayla M. Bryan and Dayzani Higgins; and grandson Christen Bowman; four nieces, five nephews, three aunts, two uncles, several cousins (including Christina who was her angel), her mother-in-law, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Bevelyn loved the Lord and loved reading her bible. She kept her relationship with Him strong by always praying at 3:00 a.m. every morning. She so loved the Lord that she departed this life at a religious retreat in Atlanta, Georgia.
One of Bevelyn’s favorite verses in the bible was Isaiah 54:17 …
“No weapon formed against you shall prosper.
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment, you shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
and their righteousness is from Me, says the Lord.”