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Millard Eugene Hightower

March 19, 1931 ~ January 8, 2019 (age 87)
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I came by today to see you
Though I had to let you know
If I knew the last time that I held you was the last time
I'd have held you and never let go
Oh it's kept me awake night wonderin'
I lie in the dark, just asking why?
I've always been told you won't be called home until it's your time
I guess Heaven was needing a hero
Somebody just like you
Brave enough to stand up for what you believe and follow it through
When I try to make it make sense in my mind
The only conclusion I come to
Is that Heaven was needing a hero like you
I remember the last time I saw you
Oh you held your head up proud
I laughed inside when I saw how you were standing out in the crowd
You're such a part of who I am
Now that part will just be void
No matter how much I need you now
Heaven needed you more
'Cause Heaven was needing a hero
Somebody just like you
Brave enough to stand up for what you believe and follow it though
When I try to make it make sense in my mind
The only conclusion I come to
Is that Heaven was needing a hero like you
Yes, Heaven was needing a hero, that's you

Mr. Millard Eugene Hightower was born on March 19, 1931 in Caryville, Florida to the late Blume and Maggie Lee Johnson Hightower.

At the tender age of 14, Millard joined the United States Army. After returning  home, the Hightower family later moved to Marianna, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and a sister: Betty Hightower, Samuel Hightower and Willie James Hightower.

Millard loved the Lord and his family.

Private Hightower received his final command on January 8, 2019 at 1:05 in the morning in the comfort of his home.

He leaves to cherish his memories his sister, Leola Baker; special nephew and caregiver, Eric Wendell Hayes; a special niece: Lucinda Baker; great niece: Cliff Reynolds, aka Monika Ming; other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

 

 

Psalm 61(KJV)

Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.

Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations.

He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.

So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.

 

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