About Me


Mississippi natives, my husband Roy and I returned to Mississippi in 1998 after ten years in the eastern portion of Tennessee. Oxford was a perfect choice to live and raise our family.  After a brief move to the Madison area from late 2002 until early 2005, we now consider Oxford home.

Following our return to Mississippi, I worked for a while as a research consultant with the Center for Educational Research and Evaluation at Ole Miss. After purchasing a condo in 2006 to use for short-term rentals, I built a thriving business providing short-term rentals in Oxford, which I continue to operate. Buying and selling various properties in Oxford through the years, I developed a keen interest in the Oxford real estate market and am familiar with all areas of Oxford. Becoming a Realtor was the next obvious step.  When my longtime friend Sharon Grace invited me to join her at her new boutique real estate agency, I jumped at the opportunity!

Through the years, Roy and I have bought and sold properties close to 25 times, so I'm intensely familiar with the client side of the process as well as the professional side.

As of April, 2018, I am now an Associate Broker.

  • Home town is Zama, MS (Attala County)

  • Married to Roy for 30+ years

  • Empty nest Mom/Aunt

  • Master of Education from Delta State University

  • Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga

  • Extensive experience in Education, Legal Assistance, Human Resources Management, and Consulting

  • Owner of Hightower Property Management, LLC since 2007 (short-term rentals)

  • Member of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce since 2010

  • Follower of Jesus, Active member of First Baptist Church, Oxford; member of Worship and Technical Arts team

  • Active in the community with participation in Chamber of Commerce   and North Central Mississippi Board of Realtors activities and events; volunteer and sponsorship activities with The Pantry of Oxford, Lafayette County Literacy Council, Oxford High Scholl Job Shadowing, and Lafayette High School Reality Fair

  • Member of the North Central Mississippi Board of Realtors Grievance Committee

  • Member of the Mississippi Association of Realtors Professional Standards Committee

  • My hobbies include all types of Do It Yourself including minor home renovations, chasing down bargains, renewing furniture, crafting, cooking and Internet research.

hDeborah Kay Hightower, MREC License # 22253

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Grace Realty Group of Oxford, LLC is an independent, locally owned residential real estate brokerage that specializes in listing and selling Oxford-Lafayette County MS real estate. The brokerage was founded in 2015 by Sharon Grace who has over 30 years of experience in sales & service and 19 of which are in real estate. The Oxford based real estate brokerage and its agents are licensed MS agents and members of their local board of REALTORS®,  The North Central MS REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS®. They service the Oxford-University of MS communities as well as Taylor, Abbeville, Water Valley, Batesville and the surrounding 50 mile radius of Lafayette county.


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