"Kitty" Katrina Joy Smith Hightower

October 29, 1959March 21, 2014
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Katrina Joy Smith Hightower, 54, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 at her residence. A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m., Monday at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono with burial in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Pastor Paul Dzaidul will officiate. The family will meet friends from 6 – 8 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hightower, daughter of the late Walter Dorcy Smith, Col. US Army Ret. and Joy Alice Nobles Smith, was born at Fort Benning, GA. She was a graduate of Bartlett High School, Anchorage, Alaska and Crandall University. Mrs. Hightower was a member of the Leathernecks Motorcycle Club and Red Nation Native American Heritage Group. She was Senior mail clerk at GEICO for thirty years.

Survivors include her husband of twenty-two years, Sam “Buddy” Hightower; brother, Walter D. (Vanessa) Smith, Sr.; sister-in-law, Kathy (Jamie) Resch; nephews, Walter D. Smith, III, Wesley Smith, Joel J. Harbin, III; nieces, Ashleigh Smith, Holly Smith and Melanie Harbin Eisenalher.

Visit to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel Funeral and Cremation Services, Pio Nono Avenue has charge of arrangements.



  • Funeral Service Monday, March 24, 2014
  • Visitation Sunday, March 23, 2014


  • Burial

"Kitty" Katrina Joy Smith Hightower

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Ryan Schreiber

March 30, 2014

Kitty was a great person who always had a smile on her face and was ready to tell you what was on her mind. She was a great worker too. It's sad that we are losing such great people at such young ages. I just heard about the passing of her and I remember seeing her last in Bass Pro Shop she was with her husband.

Rest in Peace Kitty

Janice Hall

March 26, 2014

I just heard about the passing of Kitty on today. She and I worked GEICO together for over 10 years. Matter of fact after I left the area, Kitty was promoted to fill my previous job. She was always pleasant and kind. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Audrey Janice Reeves

March 25, 2014

My deepest Sympathy to You, Kity was a Sweetest Lady, a Friend to all She met, I had the Genuine Pleasure of working with Her at Geico....My heart goes to all of her Family and Friends...AJ Reeves

mildred kimbell

March 24, 2014

kitty you always had a smile on your face and never meet a stranger.. i worked with you at GEICO for a long time and still there . my prayers are with your family. mildred kimbell - GEICO

Richard and Connie Horn

March 24, 2014

Sam and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of Kitty. We all knew her as an earth angel, she now resides with God's angels. We will always remember what a sweet and loving person she was to both of us. GBNF, RIP Kitty.

March 24, 2014

My condolence to the Hightower Family. May the God of all comfort sustain you during this difficult time.


March 24, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of Kitty's passing. She was such an inspiration to all of us here at GEICO. No matter how she felt or what was going on - she always was willing to help and kept a smile on her face. Kitty - I have my prayer feather/beads with me daily and the blanket keeps me warm - mostly in my heart. You were an angel to all of us now you are with your Mom - smiling over us. Love to you my dear friend - you will be truly missed! The family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!

Becky Lucas

March 24, 2014

We will miss you Kitty. You were a Angel on earth. And now you're a Angel in Heaven. You left us to young.

Julie Churchwell

March 24, 2014

I'm so sorry to hear about Kitty. My nickname for her was Kitty Kat:) She always had a smile and would stop doing whatever she was doing to answer any question or to help. Our Mailroom has not been the same without her, and our Geico family has lost a very sweet, gentle spirit. Prayers and hugs to the family. We are so sorry.

Doretha Anderson

March 24, 2014

I'm sorry to hear about Kitty's. I first met her when she came to work at GEICO, and she was a nice fun loving person.