July 24, 2021, 80, LaGrange –
Bobbie Reed Hightower, 80, of La Grange, North Carolina traded her earthly home for the mansion Jesus went to build for her in heaven on July 24, 2021. Bobbie was born on Sand Mountain in Dutton, Alabama March 10, 1941, to Sylvester Reed and Pearl Taylor Reed. She was born again spiritually at the age of 16 when she received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. This was a decision she never regretted. From that time, she faithfully loved and served her Savior.
At the age of 16, Bobbie married Dean Hightower on November 2, 1957. These two enjoyed a beautiful marriage for 63 years. God called the two of them into the ministry. They served three churches for a total of 40 years. In June 1981, they moved to La Grange, North Carolina to pastor Community Baptist Church. In 2007, God opened the door for them to minister at Word of Life Bible Institute in the Philippines for two years.
Bobbie’s great love and passion were to be a wife and a mother. She had three children, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Her children rise up and call her blessed. Bobbie was the epitome of a Proverbs 31 wife and mother leaving her children a Godly example to emulate. No doubt her Lord said to her “good job” upon her arrival in Heaven. She was a model for many young ladies as they follow the Lord after her example as a follower of Christ.
She is survived by her loving husband, Pastor Dean Hightower, three children, Sonya Hightower Davis and husband Kevin of Forest, Virginia, their two sons Kevin Davis and wife Ashley, and Kyle Davis and wife Claire. Her son, Joel Hightower and wife Cindy of La Grange with their three children, Jessie Rowe and husband Michael with their three children, Mikaela, Jacob, and Addison, Joel Dean Hightower II and wife Amanda with their three sons, Jase, Reed and Jack, daughter Carly Wiggins and husband David. Her daughter Shea Hightower Foss and husband Stephen of Goldsboro with their two children Cameron Foss and wife Kaitlyn, daughter Morgan Chastain and husband Sam with their two children, Liam and McKenna. Bobbie is survived by two sisters: Shirley Lott of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and Inez (Nicki) Fairman and husband Barry of Melbourne, Florida, and a brother Jim Blackwelder of Charlotte, North Carolina.
A service of celebration, remembrance and memorial for Bobbie will be held at Community Baptist Church located at 501 South Charles Street in La Grange, at 7 pm Tuesday, July 27th. Visitation will be in the gym from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm. Pastor Jeremy Varner and Pastor Norman Davis will conduct the service. The family will meet and greet friends at 208 Club Road in La Grange.
In lieu of flowers please give a memorial gift to Community Baptist Church, 501 South Charles Street, La Grange, NC 28551 or Word of Life Bible Institute in the Philippines sent to Community Baptist Church also.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Obituary lovingly submitted by the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.