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July 6, 1942 ~ November 5, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Vivian Jean High of Berryville departed this life on November 5, 2023. She was born July 6, 1942, in Green Forest, AR to Dennis and Laveta Robinette Wisdom. On April 6, 1960, she married the love of her life, Marvon High.
Jean worked for Tyson Foods, Inc. for over 50 years and was the insurance clerk for many of those years. She was a preschool Sunday School teacher for her church, First Assembly of God in Green Forest for many, many, many years. She touched so many lives, more than one could imagine, through her work, through her Sunday School teaching and ministry, and as Aunt Jean, Grandma Jean, Mama, mother-in-law, wife, and friend.
She enjoyed gardening and canning, crocheting, sewing, researching, and genealogy. She was by Marvon’s side helping with whatever needed to be done, including annually picking up walnuts. But nothing was more important to her than her family. Whether close or far, in her arms or in her prayers, by blood or by choice, her family is why she held on so long and endured her pain and cried to leave them. But her family can be happy through their tears for today she is in the arms of her daughter and family who have gone on before, they are clamoring for their turn. “Jean, we love you, and some day we will meet again.”
Those waiting for her are her daughter, Marvona Ewing; sister Carolyn Wisdom; sister Sue Hocking; brother Randy Wisdom; mother Laveta Standlee; father Dennis Wisdom; and step father Nathan Standlee; and other family members.
Those left here to mourn her and celebrate her life are her husband of 63 years, Marvon High; son Jed High and wife Donitta; son-in-law Tom Lawrence; grandson Ryan Ewing and wife Temple and their family Ryin Grace, Ashlynn, and Tony; grandson Milton High; grandson Dalton Lawrence; granddaughter Caitlin Rousey; brother Jackie Lee Wisdom and wife Nadine and family; brother Jimmy Rex Wisdom and wife Loretta and family; sister Mary Ann Roberson and family; sister Barbara Faye Allen and husband Eddie and family; and other family members and friends.
Celebration of Life for Jean will be Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 10:00 AM at First Assembly of God Church in Green Forest with Pastor Mark Bryant and Pastor Wayne Writer officiating. Interment will follow at High Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, November 10 from 5-7 PM at the church, 673 AR-103, Green Forest. Online condolences can be made at smithfamilyfuneralhome.net.