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Funeral services for Brittany Renee Hightower, 27, of Lufkin, will be held Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Shafer Funeral Home in Lufkin with Robert Byley officiating. Interment will follow at Largent Cemetery in Lufkin.
Brittany was born on December 24, 1996, in Cleveland, Texas, to Duglas Lee Hightower, Jr. and Danielle (Weberg) Hightower, and died Wednesday, January 24, 2024, in Lufkin.
Brittany was born into the world as a fighter. When her mother found out she was having a baby, joy overcame her as she was told she would not be able to have children when she was just over the age of 16 due to some medical conditions. So, when she found out she was having a baby, she did everything she could to keep her safe as she grew. Brittany would make her appearance on Christmas Eve in 1996, as it was not an easy delivery and mom and baby were both at risk, but that feisty little girl came out strong and boy did she already have a set of lungs on her. Little did we know that her strong set of lungs would be put to good use, as those that knew her would say she may be short but if she wanted to be heard she made sure she was. To know Brittany was to love Brittany. She was unapologetically herself and didn’t care what anyone thought. She spoke her mind and wasn’t afraid to be different. Brittany was a free spirit and she loved without end. She was as wild as they came but man, did she see potential in everyone. She saw good in people and if she loved you, she did it with her whole heart. Brittany was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, partner, and friend. If she loved you, then you were automatically considered family. Brittany loved her children with every ounce of her being. I truly believe one of her biggest fears was letting anyone down. She tried so hard to make sure no one would feel she failed them. Brittany always wanted to be there for her friends. If someone was upset with her it would tear her apart. Brittany was such an amazing mother, she loved her children more than life itself, and she would get up every time life knocked her down, brush it off and move on because she knew she had to make sure she was able to take care of her babies. Brittany was a hustler and if there is one thing we joked about with her, was she taught us there was no meaning to sit back and say you could not find work because when Britt got upset, she would walk right out of that job and boy she would hustle to find another job the same day every time. Family was her everything even when she would get upset, she never goes without apologizing and letting her family know how much she loved them. Brittany was the backbone and strength to make sure they all knew we were a team. She had their backs every time. Brittany accepted everyone with an open heart, open arms, and a perpetual smile. She had immense passion for her family and friends. Her departure comes as a great shock and a deep wound, and it is gravely felt by her entire family and countless others who loved her deeply in her wide network of community.
She is survived by her children, Raelynn Allen, Elias Horton, Montana Horton, and Emily Rose; significant other, Dylan Horton; parents, Duglas and Danielle Hightower; brother, Chance Hightower and wife Brianna; sister, Bonnie Gibbs; grandmother, Ruthann Mullenix; grandmother, Martha Hightower; aunt, Sandra Smith; uncle, Robert Weberg and wife Katrina; aunt, Dorinda Byley and husband Robert; aunt, Michelle Durham and husband Cliff; uncle, Marshall Hightower; nieces, Mackenzie Gibbs and Harper Pahal; nephews, Collin Gibbs, Carson Gibbs, Asher Pahal, and Spencer Pahal; along with other relatives, and friends.
Brittany was preceded in death by her grandfather, Robert Weberg, Sr.; grandfather, Duglas Hightower, Sr.; and great-grandparents, Sam and Hazel McGee.
Pallbearers will be Chance Hightower, Marshall Hightower, Sam McGee, Christopher Byley, Tyler Byley, and Robert Weberg.
Honorary pallbearers will be Elias Horton and Montana Horton.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Shafer Funeral Home in Lufkin.
Shafer Funeral Home, Lufkin directors.