Wanda Lee Tipton, 85, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol, Tennessee, after a brief illness. A native of Green Mountain, she was a daughter of the late Floyd B. and Ethel Johnson Peterson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ted Tipton, who passed away Dec. 1, 2018.
Wanda was a 1952 graduate of Tipton Hill High School and an active member of Peterson Chapel Brethren Church, where she was the superintendent for several years. She taught craft-making at Mayland Technical College for many years and was a faithful participant at the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, where she made quilts, dolls, aprons and various crafts. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and sister.
Surviving is her daughter, Donna Tipton Charlton, and husband, Mike, of Burnsville; sister, Juanita Gouge, a resident of The Waters in Johnson City, Tennessee; brother-in-law, Stanley Tipton, of Erwin, Tennessee, and sisters-in-law, Barbara Miller and Betty Tipton, both of Green Mountain. Several cousins also survive.
Funeral services were 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. The Rev. Randy Griffith, the Rev. Jim Griffith and the Rev. Terry Long officiated. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. before the services at the funeral home. An additional funeral service was 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Ledford Funeral Home in Erwin, Tennessee, with the Rev. Randy and Jim Griffith officiating. Burial followed in the Roselawn Memory Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Visit www.yanceyfuneralservice.com to send online condolences.
Mitchell News-Journal • Dec. 18, 2019