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Lorelei Bostic Hightower

June 14, 1929 — May 20, 2024

Spartanburg

Our precious Mother, Lorelei Hightower, passed away May 20, 2024. She was an exemplary woman of faith and she was truly the heart and soul of our home and our family. She exuded goodness, compassion, love, and grace.  She was loved by all who were fortunate enough to know her. She raised three children, William Chatman Hightower (Mary Lou), Becky Lynn McElroy (Billy), and Brian Bostic Hightower (Lesia), in an extremely happy and very loving home. Lorelei was married for 65 years to her beloved husband, William Chapman Hightower, who preceded her in death on January 25, 2013. 

She was predeceased by her parents Leonard and Ethel Bostic, her brothers Samuel Bostic (Janet) and Bert Bostic (Gay), sisters Ruby Silvers (Robert) and Virginia Waters (Bill).  Her memory will be cherished and kept alive by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a community that was better for her presence.

Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren; Robin Collier, Kaley Hirahara, Chloe Turner, Gabriel Turner, Christian Toner, Elliott Toner (Deadra), Tammy Banfield (Michael Cirigliano), Christy Banfield-Baylei Banfield Aube (Nick), Will Banfield, Tyler Banfield, Heather Curtis (Justin Curtis) Benjamin Curtis, Lauren Lovejoy (Michael Lovejoy), Chapman Lovejoy, Matthew Hightower.

‍The family will receive friends Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 1:00 pm at St. James United Methodist Church, 213 N Lanford Rd, Spartanburg, SC., followed by a service to honor her and to celebrate her life at 2:00 pm. Following the service, she will be laid to rest alongside her husband, William Chapman Hightower, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Rd., Spartanburg, SC.  The Funeral service will be live streamed at: stjamesspartanburg.org, (click Facebook or YouTube button at the top right of page).

The honor of pallbearer is bestowed upon, Matthew Hightower, Michael Lovejoy, Nick Aube, Tyler Banfield, Justin Curtis, Ben Curtis, and Will Banfield.

Donations in honor of Lorelei Hightower may be made to St. James United Methodist Church, 213 North Lanford Rd., Spartanburg, South Carolina

A Beautiful Mother                                                                                                                                                                                                            by Amy Finley

Your love, your sacrifice, your smile
You left a legacy in even the smallest things
You gave so much of yourself
Loving others unselfishly and unconditionally.

You were a light, a beacon, a fire
Burning bright through the years.
You put your burdens on the shelf
Giving your heart so freely and beautifully.

You brought laughter, learning, and joy
Into moments large and small.
Your heart was your true wealth
A beautiful mother inside and out.


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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, May 25, 2024

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

St. James United Methodist Church

213 N Lanford Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29301

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 25, 2024

2:00pm - 3:00 am (Eastern time)

St. James United Methodist Church

213 N Lanford Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29301

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Interment

Saturday, May 25, 2024

3:45 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Greenlawn Memorial Gardens- Spartanburg

1300 Fernwood Glendale Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29307

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