Life began for Mrs. Nancy Highsmith of Greenwood, Florida on June 8, 1933 in Greenwood, Florida to the late Ben and Odell Williams Sims. She entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 19th at home. She was 84 years old.
A native of Jackson County, she was of the Baptist faith and a member of Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church. She retired from the Dade County Public School system as a bus driver. Upon relocating back to Greenwood, she worked for the Jackson County Public School system as a bus driver and worked several years, before retiring again.
Love and precious memories will forever remain with her husband, L.D. Highsmith of Greenwood, Florida; two daughters, Regina Harris and husband Richard of Greenwood, Florida and Selena Highsmith of Miami, Florida; four sons, Cecil Highsmith, Steven Highsmith both of Marianna, Florida, Luman Highsmith and wife Tiffany of Clearwater, Florida and Marcus Highsmith and wife Lattica of Richmond, Texas; daughter-in-law, Venus Highsmith of Miami, Florida; son-in-law, Blake Moore of Greenwood, Florida; two sisters, Gehazel Sims of Greenwood, Florida and Edna Golden (Jimmy) of East Orange, New Jersey; two brothers, Ben Sims, Jr. of Greenwood, Florida and Edward Sims and wife Eloise of Irvington, New Jersey; one aunt, Callie Sims of Greenwood, Florida; 32 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A homegoing celebration will be held Saturday, May 26th at 11a.m. at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. Dwight Cockerham, Sr. is Pastor. Rev. Kevin Williams, Rev. Jesse Douglas, Rev. Jordon Williams and Rev. Dr. Isaac Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna
The ramains will lie-in-repose for one hour prior to the 11a.m. funeral time on Saturday at Mt. Tabor.