Nov. 12, 2023
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Nov. 12, 2023
3 p.m.


Nov. 12, 2023

Virginia “Jenny” Hightower, 88 of Morganton, NC went to be with the Lord, Monday, November 6, 2023. Born on November 16, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Maude Peterson. Jenny enjoyed gardening, puzzle books, cooking, canning and going to yard sales. She was a big Atlanta Braves fan and enjoyed going to her families’ games and being the scorekeeper. Jenny loved the Bible Devotions with Nicky. She was the best homemaker, mom, mawmaw and loved her family dearly.

Jenny is survived by her children, Ray Hightower (Sandy), Eddie Hightower (Donna), Malinda Hester, Shelia Rhom (Wesley), Todd Hightower (Krista), Terry Pittman; grandchildren, Christine (Brian), Ray (Karen), Trenton (Sherri), Tristan, Honnye (Bradley), Jeremiah, Nicky, Clay, Dalton, Chandler, Alicia, Jessica (Shalaby);14 great-grandchildren and their families, 4 great great-grandchildren: siblings, Curly, Doug, Garnie, Randy, Lincoln, Shirley, Evelyn.; special friend, Mustafa “Moose”.

In addition to her parents, Jenny is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Raymond Hightower; great-grandchildren, Keylee and Keaton Robinson; siblings, Alma Jean, Anita, Nancy, Elaine, Kermit.

The family will receive friends from 2pm until 3pm, Sunday, November 12, 2023 at Sossoman Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 3pm with Ray Hightower and Brandon Holt officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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We love❤ and miss you More Than Words could express. We all can't wait till we see you and Papa Raymond and Grandma Maude and Grandma Elaine again.

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MawMaw, Even as I sit and write this, it just still seems so so surreal to me. I have so so many memories of you and I together and those memories I will forever cherish. I have always always loved you very very much. It saddens me that I will never physically be able to see you in this world again but just have you you had told me many of times I will see you in the next with PawpawRaymond and Grandma Elaine with Jesus! I learned more about Jesus's love and Gods forgiveness from you then I did any where else. The human part of me wishes you were still here on earth, but I can only imagine how happy you are up there with Jesus and with the one's that went before you, I can't even fathom how happy you were to see Pawpaw, Grandma Maude, Gma Elaine & everyone else you grieved so much for! And for that reason , I will not cry and be depressed in your absence! I'm forever thankful that God choose Me to be your granddaughter. I have always loved you with whole heart, and I hope that you knew how much you meant to me. I know I will definitely see you and everyone else again one day, and I so look forward to that day. Thank you for loving me, even at times when I didn't deserve to be loved! I have so so many stories to tell my boys, and even though you didn't get to see them regularly because of Life circumstances, they know exactly you are and how sweet and wonderful you are. Please look over me in the boys. And until I see you again, I'm trying to do the best I can in life and I hope that you will be proud. Words can't express how much I miss and love you, love you forever and always Jessica Haqq

—Jessica Elaine Haqq

Ray so sorry for your lose , mothers are so precious. Miss Jenny will live as long as you and all those grand kids do. She will be beside you when grief or happiness comes your way, you will know what she would say. Keep your faith my friend. Wayne Suttle

—Wayne Suttle

People are in our lives oftentimes for a season. My season with Jenny and this family is one I am ever so grateful for. It was during this season that I gave my life to Christ. Thank you for the love and special memories.

—Dolores and Dean Cook

My sincere condolences to Todd and to his siblings and family. May your Mom rest in heavenly peace. Bernadette

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My heart goes out to All of you. Love you all.

—Amanda Hughes

Mamaw, There was and will never be another like you ..God gave us the very best...All your hard work and labors for your family have came to a rest...We will always remember the things you taught us,more than any books could ever, gardening,canning, baking, sewing and more...No one else will ever compare...How to love and how to take up for ourselves, how to keep secrets and laugh with us all.. Didn't we have a time! The stories we could tell are endless....But,most of all, we knew you loved the Lord and would pray and read your bible daily...And be in church when you were feeling good...That's the only comfort we have,knowing where you are and who's you are ...I know papaw had a big smile when he saw you come in...See you soon, I know you never sat long enough to rest here,but now you can 💗

—Brian and Christine and children
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—Faye Keller Gee
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Eddie, Ray, and entire Family are in our thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow and days ahead. May God's Grace, Mercy, and Love give you Peace. We love you.

—Benny $ Barbara Childers
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I love you Jenny you and mom take care of dad and Raymond until we join you.

—Michelle Honeycutt