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Highland Home community remembers Sissy Kull

Our community has lost an angel.

Mrs. Sissy Kull passed away last week. It was a sudden tragedy that shocked everyone. She was a light that brightened all of our days. Anyone that had the honor of knowing Mrs. Sissy is aware of her kindness and generosity. She was always helping others and improved the day for everyone who she happened to meet.

When I worked in the nursing home in Montgomery, Ms. Sally Hutto was a patient of mine. She was a long time resident of Lapine and was almost 90. She had no children and no immediate family. She once told me that the only person who ever came to see her and do things for her while she was home was Mrs. Sissy. Mrs. Sissy often called me to check on her, even though she was in the nursing home.

Mrs. Sissy was an extraordinary person who had a soft spot for the elderly. Wherever there was a need, she was there. This week was difficult for us all. But through the tears, whenever her name was mentioned, everyone smiled and remembered this wonderful lady.

It is very difficult being sad when the just the thought of her makes us happy. She had so many friends, but that didn't stop her from making every person feel special. She was never sad and will be remembered for her remarkably upbeat personality.

But more than anything Mrs. Sissy was a wife, mother and grandmother. She was a wife to Mr. Jim. She was a wonderful mother to four children, Jason of Montgomery, Jonathon and Jeremy of Highland Home and Josh of Texas. Anyone that knew her is aware that her three grandchildren were the loves of her life. She enjoyed spending time with them and bragged on them often.

Some of my earliest memories were of Mrs. Sissy. I was in the same class as Jason and she was a room mother. She would come to our classroom and bring goodies and spend time with us. Although I was small, I knew she was special and was very kind. Even in high school, most of the boys in school would meet at Mrs. Sissy's house because she was the "cool mama".

Her day job was at the Lapine Post Office, where she has worked for many years. She was intended for this job. Throughout the day she would not only deliver mail, but sunshine wherever she went. Mrs. Sissy's name was discussed everywhere this week, not only in sadness, but also in recollection.

Her family is in our hearts. She was truly a gift to our community and we will miss her greatly.

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The Lapine Community Center will be hosting a trick or treaters pit stop from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30.

Trick or Treaters are invited to stop by for games and fun. Snacks will be provided. Ages 1-to-12-years old are invited. Houses in the community will be decorated and will also be giving out treats.

Please stop by to support our community projects. Awareness of our community and enrichment of our area are goals. All activities are free.

For questions or directions, please feel free to contact me at 537-4511.

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April Moseley Jones will be celebrating her birthday this week. She has been a dear friend of mine since kindergarten and we graduated from HHHS together. She now lives in Greenville with her husband and three children, but her family has been involved with Highland Home School for many years.

We hope you have a wonderful birthday.

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Feel free to contact me by e-mail at pen122@mon-cre.net or call me at the above-mentioned phone number if you have any news or information for this column. Church news is especially welcome. Anything positive that is community related can be published. Thanks again for all your support.

Happy Halloween! Don't let the goblins get you!