Jimylin Wise Hightower, age 89, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018, at her residence in Waxahachie. She was born November 29, 1928, in Waxahachie, Texas to Cecil and Lucille Huskins Wise. She graduated from Waxahachie High School in 1946 where she was head cheerleader her senior year. Jimylin married her high school sweetheart James Wesley Hightower on February 2, 1946. Jimylin was affectionately known by her grandchildren as “MeMe” and loved all of her family dearly. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Waxahachie for 19 years where she sang in the choir. Jimylin worked for an insurance company while James was in Law School. After her children had all left home, she worked as a Realtor for Judge Fite. Her main desire in life was to be a good wife, mother, and grandmother, which she greatly succeeded in.
Jimylin is survived by James, her husband of 72 years; her children Laurie and husband Richard Todd of Waxahachie; son Wesley Hightower and wife Kim of Ft. Worth. Her grandchildren are James Bryant and wife Jennifer of Bedford, Melanie Lamb and husband Keith of Denton, Colton Hightower of Dallas, McKenzie Hightower of Washington D.C., Amber Accidentale and husband Ron of Plano, IL., Shannon Lopez of El Paso, Wes LaForce and wife Marianna of Houston. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Amelia Lamb, Arieanna, Jamie and Mason Accidentale, Alex Corona, Hudson Lopez, and Oriana LaForce.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Jamie LaForce, sisters Lukie Casebier, Betty Mills and husband A.J., brother Mac Wise, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Ken and Mildred Staples.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 10, 2018, at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home.
Services to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 10, 2018, in the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Bellamy officiating. Interment will follow at the Waxahachie City Cemetery.