Mrs. Kristina Renee Austin, age 67, of Clay Hill, FL passed away peacefully at her home on September 19, 2019. Kris was born in Jacksonville, FL on September 4, 1952, to the late Robert P. and Minnie Aleene (Hilliard) Higginbotham. She was a resident of the Jacksonville and Clay Hill areas all of her life. She was an office manager at Gilman Building Products and retired after over 30 years of service.
Kris loved the Lord and her family deeply, with her whole heart and soul. She loved nothing more than being in the presence of and selflessly helping her loved ones with absolutely anything. She also had a niche for choosing the perfect gift for family and friends. Spending time in the mountains with her husband, children, grandchildren and siblings was something Kris loved most in life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bobby and her sister Karolyn. Kris is survived by her husband of 45 years, Mr. Farley E. Austin; daughter, Paula Austin Lloyd (Tommy), son, Jeremy Arlan Austin all of Clay Hill, FL; grandchildren, Harley Shea Lloyd, Seth Austin Higdon, Hannah Grace Austin, Savannah Renee Lloyd, Wyatt Thomas Lloyd and Beau Waylon Austin; brother, Charles Higginbotham (Gwen) of Clay Hill, FL and sister, Kathy Pidgeon (Les) of Pickens, SC.
A service to honor her life will be held on at 2:30pm, Sunday, September 22, 2019, at Clay Hill Baptist Church. The family will begin receiving friends for a visitation at 2pm (30 minutes prior). Brother Bill Clayton and Brother Rick Crews will be officiating. Interment will be at Long Branch Cemetery in Maxville, FL. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler, FL. 386-496-2008 archerfuneralhome.com
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