Beverly Jean Hightower was born on November 30, 1947 in Leesburg, FL. She left this world from her home in Ocala at 2:40 a.m. on December 11, 2020 after succumbing to a long battle with metastatic breast cancer. Beverly’s daughter and her loving niece, Vanecia LeBlanc, were at her side during the final days. During her time on earth Beverly worked as a radiology transcriptionist for Bay Medical Center in Panama City, FL, for many years. However she would say her biggest accomplishment in life was helping her daughter complete graduate school. Beverly was a wife, mother, sister, friend and fierce lover of animals and nature. She had a passion for decorating and listening to contemporary jazz music. Her kind and compassionate spirit will be loved, remembered and missed by the loved ones she left behind. But those of us who knew of her struggle give thanks that she is no longer suffering. Rest now, Mom – your fight is finally over. I will love you and miss you for the rest of my life…and I promise you I will be okay. Forever your daughter – Crystal. Beverly was a graduate of Carver Heights High School (class of 1965) Leesburg, FL and came to this area 4 years ago from Panama City, FL. She is survived by her daughter, Crystal Davina Hightower; ex-husband / father of child, retired Chief Master Sergeant, Oscar David Hightower; sisters, Shirley Rembert, Peggy Stevenson, Geraldine Lacey, Valeria Richardson, Janice Harris, Geneva Harris and Carla Harris; brothers, Gerald Richardson, Sidney Richardson, Harold Harris and many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Baldwin Brothers Funerals & Cremations 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Ocala, FL 352-236-7813.