Mattie L. Hightower, 72, of Syracuse, passed away Sunday. Born in Mims, Florida, she lived in the Syracuse area for 53 years. Mattie retired as a Teacher's Assistant with the Syracuse City School District after 35 years. An avid artist, Mattie has artwork on display at the Everson Museum. She also enjoyed crochet and travel. She was predeceased by her parents, two sisters, and three brothers.
Survivors include her son, Mark F. Hightower; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters, Eugenia McNeil and Cynthia Brown, both of Syracuse, and Catherine Shelton of Daytona Beach, FL; brothers, George Shelton of Albany and Ralph Shelton of Daytona Beach, FL; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours: Friday 12 to 1:30 p.m. with funeral services to follow at 1:30 p.m. at Farone & Son Funeral Home, 1500 Park Street, Syracuse. Burial will be private.
Condolences may be offered at www.faroneandson.com.