Carol Hignite

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mrs. Carol Eubank Hignite, 85, passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2010 after a period of declining health in Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC surrounded by her loving family.
A memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 4 pm in The Memorial Baptist Church with the Reverend Randy McKinney officiating.
The sky is less blue, colors are grayer and senses are dulled for all who loved her, and Heaven’s grandstands are aglow with the reception of one of Heaven’s earthly angels, Carol Hignite. Her Christian belief was a lighthouse that guided her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her unconditional love and acceptance for all people, sense of humor and infectious laugh, were a beacon for all to follow. A talented vocalist and musician, she sang on live radio broadcasts in her youth. Physically beautiful, she was the sweetheart of Sigma Chi at N.C. State University while attending and graduating from Hardbarger’s Business College in the 40’s.
Originally from Maysville, NC, she was the epitome of a loving and supportive wife, and a career state employee, having retired after serving as the Administrative Assistant to ECU’s Registrar and the Pitt County Health Department. She and her late husband, Leonard E. Hignite enjoyed traveling during his career and after their retirement to Spain, Italy and Hawaii and many other exotic locations. Her first love, after her Savior, was her family and she embraced every success they attained. She was the perfect wife, mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Hignite was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard E. Hignite in 2007.
She is survived by: sisters, Christine Eubank Cox of Wilmington, NC, and Pat Eubank Ray of Raleigh, NC, sons, Ronald E. Hignite, of Ahoskie, NC, Col (R) USA, Baron G. Hignite and wife, Ellen, of Raleigh, NC, Darrell K. Hignite and wife, Janet, of Greenville NC, and Randy Hignite, of Swan Quarter, NC; daughter, Dr. Beth Hignite Carter and husband, Lt. Col. (R) USAF Donald Carter, of Yorktown, VA; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great- grandchildren.
The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service in the church fellowship hall and at other times at the home of Darrell and Janet Hignite at 208 Gloria, Greenville, NC, 27858.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Memorial Baptist Church. The family would like to thank her home health care providers, Alice Forbes, Alice Tyre and Patricia Lawrence.
Arrangements are by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory, Greenville.
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