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Sarah Louise Hightower

October 20, 1941 ~ June 1, 2018 (age 76)

On Friday, June 1, 2018, a host of heavenly angels met and carried Sarah Louise Hill Hightower, 76, to her mansion in the sky.

            Mrs. Hightower was born October 20, 1941 in Knoxville, TN, the only daughter of Estelle Hill coming to the Youngstown area as a child.  Sarah was dedicated to receiving her education. Her greatest achievement was by receiving her G.E.D. at a graduation ceremony at Chaney High School on June 19, 2008; and then going to Harding Business College where she graduated with her STNA (State Tested Nursing Assistant).  In the 1970’s, Sarah worked and was involved in the Head Start program.  She also worked at the Park Vista Retirement Center retiring after 13 years of service as a nurse’s assistant.

            Sarah was a member of Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church where she was baptized in Jesus Name and received the gift of the Holy Ghost.   She will be remembered for her quite demeanor, her soft spoken voice, her desire to give freely and blessing those in need.  Best known for her pound cakes, Sarah was also an outstanding seamstress who was able to create an outfit without a pattern if necessary; was also known for her ability to upholster furniture; and unknowing to most, she was quite the artist and could draw beautiful pictures when asked.  She will always be remembered for two quotes that she believed in, “Soap and water can clean anything but a filthy heart”, and “The least any of us can do, is to be kind”.

            She leaves to mourn her passing, but to rejoice in her eternal peace, two daughters, Keatenia E. Hightower and Janet I. Scurry both of Youngstown; grandchildren, Marcia R. Phillips, Lisa D. Scurry, Marcus Scurry and Lawaun Scurry; two very special friends, Kenneth W. Ponzo and Mavis Diggs of Warren; nieces, Selina Hightower, Jada Ackerman and LaTya Reed; a cousin, Lynn R. Phillips; her sisters in Christ, Cassandra Clinkscale, Lois Aych, Mildred Black, Arlene Love, Mary Logan; her godchildren, Debbie Shriner, Michelle and Charles Rhoads, Perry Braxton, Jr., Patricia Martin, Pearl and Anthony Strong; and a host of other relatives, church family and friends.

            She was greeted at Heaven’s Gate by her mother; her husband and love of her life, Elnathan, whom she married January 27, 1962, and who passed away January 18, 1968; her daughter, Melanie Hope Hightower; her favorite cousin, Irene Scurry; and two sisters in love, Susie Martin and Marian Braxton.

            Friends may call Friday, June 8, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home; and on Saturday, 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Victory Christian Center - Lowellville Campus, where funeral services will being promptly at 10:00 a.m.

            Arrangements entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

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