Marlene Hight Yancey, 65, of North Myrtle Beach passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Marlene was born on Oct. 12, 1953, in Warrenton, N.C., to the late A. B. (Bert) Hight and Elizabeth Peoples Hight. She attended Louisburg College. Marlene worked for the Chancellors Office at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. and the Vance and Guilford County Extension Office. She also worked numerous years for Guilford County Public Schools as a teacher assistant and was later a senior care assistant. In 2014, Marlene and her husband, Hill, moved from Greensboro, N.C., to North Myrtle Beach.
Marlene was predeceased by her husband of almost 43 years, Oliver Hill Yancey Jr., who died on April 7, 2018. She is survived by her daughter, Sara Yancey Browne and Sara’s husband, D. J. Browne, and her grandson, Jackson Oliver Browne, all of Little River. Marlene is also survived by her brother, Albert Ronnie Hight and his wife Jerri of Titusville, Fla., and her sister, Judy Hight Lewis and her husband Phil of Norlina, N.C. Marlene is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at Warren Plains United Methodist Church, 1316 Warren Plains Road, Warrenton, N.C., on Saturday, March 2, at 11 a.m. A celebration of life service will also be held at a later date at the Ocean Keyes Clubhouse in North Mrytle Beach.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Warren Plains United Methodist Church Cemetery Maintenance Fund, c/o 1316 Warren Plains Road, Warrenton, N.C. 27589 or charity of your choice.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.