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Candace Kay Highsmith

Obituary for Candace Kay Highsmith

October 11, 1942 - December 21, 2018
Southlake, Texas | Age 76


Candace Highsmith passed away and went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 21, 2018. She also joins her beloved husband, Marshall Highsmith, who passed away in 2010.

She was born in Harrisburg, Illinois to Albert and Nellie Malone, both of whom preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents-in-law, Ray and Evelyn Highsmith of Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Surviving Candace is her son Mark and his wife Emily of San Antonio; and daughter, Lori and husband Travis Coates of Southlake, Texas. She has three grandchildren whom she adored and loved very much; Alexandra "Allie" Coates, Jackson Coates, and Katherine "Kate" Coates, all of Southlake. Also surviving are sister Alice and husband Vaughn Hathaway of Charlotte, NC, and sister Connie and her husband Larry Angelly of Harrisburg, Illinois. Candace also had many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces, all of whom she loved dearly.

Candace began playing piano at age 4, and a love of music began that remained with her until she passed away. She attended elementary and secondary schools in Harrisburg, Illinois. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and married Marshall in June 1964.
At age 37 she had a stroke that took away the use of her left side, but she and her beloved husband managed to persevere through all the trials of life that came their way. Always remaining active in their church of First Baptist in San Antonio, they served by singing in the choir every Sunday. Marshall and Candace also served by teaching in second grade Sunday School, feeling that one of the most important things they could do in life was to teach children about God's wonderful love and Jesus as their Savior through lessons, crafts and singing.

After Marshall passed away, Candace moved to Southlake, TX to be closer to her grandchildren. She spent her remaining years spending time with them and still playing on Sunday for her church service until she was no longer physically able to do so.

The family would specifically like to thank the church family at First Baptist Church for their love, friendship and support to both Marshall and Candace.

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Gifts of love can be given to the Television Ministry, Music Ministry or Children's Ministry, First Baptist Church, 515 McCullough, San Antonio, TX 78215.

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  • Television Ministry, Music Ministry or Children's Ministry, First Baptist Church, 515 McCullough, San Antonio, TX 78215.

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1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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