Mavis LaJean Rogers Hightower, mother, wife and friend left us on January 19, 2017 at the age of 64.
She was born in Jacksonville, FL on May 24, 1952 to Lavis Robert Rogers (1918-1998) and Annie Philben Merritt (1927-2001). She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Tony Larrell Hightower, daughter Tonyah Dawn Hightower Bellinger (Billy), son Arron Shannon Hightower (Della), son Joshua Carl Hightower and sister Carolyn Rogers West. “Mimi” as she was known by her 5 grandchildren Jozie and Noah Bellinger, Emma, Brendan and Callie Hightower, was a kind and giving individual.
Her final act of kindness was to donate her corneas to the Lion’s Eye Institute, so that two blind individuals may have their sight restored. She will be dearly missed by family and friends alike.
“There are some who bring a light so great into this world, that even after they have gone, the light remains.”
Arrangements are with Evergreen Funeral Home and Crematory (904) 353-3649.