Pearl Annabel Hignutt of Seaford passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at her home. She was born on March 31, 1929, in Laurel, daughter of the late Charles W. and Mary Jane Betts.

Mrs. Hignutt was a Christian woman of strong faith and a dedicated member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel.  The matriarch of her family, her life’s work was raising her children and instilling in them the morals and values that have been passed down to the next generations. Mrs. Hignutt’s devotion to family is evident in the strong bond that remains among them today. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and the last of her immediate Betts family. Loved by many, she will be genuinely missed by all who were lucky enough to know her.

Mrs. Hignutt was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hignutt and her son, Wayne Hignutt, both in 2019;  two brothers; and three sisters. She is survived by her sons: Dennis Hignutt of Nevada, MO, Gregory Hignutt (Brenda) of Seaford, and Stanley Hignutt (Jo Ann) of Bridgeville; her daughter, Michelle Goodwin (Jim) of Raleigh, NC; her 17 grandchildren; her 29 great-grandchildren; and her six great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 16 at 11 a.m. at Watson-Yates Funeral Home & Crematorium, a Parsell Family Funeral Home, 609 East King Street, Seaford, where friends may call beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow the service at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.

Please visit Mrs. Hignutt’s Life Memorial Webpage and sign her virtual guestbook at