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Mattie Ann Lassiter Tripp

December 13, 1933 — February 27, 2023

Murray

 

Mrs. Mattie Ann Lassiter Tripp, age 89, of Murray, Kentucky, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2023, at Spring Creek Healthcare in Murray, Kentucky.

 

Mrs. Tripp was born on December 13, 1933, in Calloway County, Kentucky to the late David Elbert Lassiter and Irene Garner Lassiter. She worked as an assistant manager at Sears from 1958 – 1961 and was a homemaker while running an in-home daycare service. Mrs. Tripp was a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ and former member of Friendship Church of Christ where she also taught Sunday School. She graduated as the 1953 Almo High School Valedictorian and received a full scholarship to Murray State University but had to decline due to working and supporting her younger siblings. She loved being outdoors, working in her flowers and garden, as well as canning and freezing produce. She was a wonderful cook for her family and shared many meals with others. She loved her children, grandchildren, great children and the children and their families she cared for. Mattie was a selfless Christian Lady who loved her Lord, her family and her children in her care. Her smiles made everyone happy. She resided the last four years at Spring Creek Healthcare. She was a member of the Breezeway Babes and was voted a Senior Superlative as Best Floral Decorator. She was also a member of the Station 4 Bible Trivia team. All the nurses and residents loved her happy attitude, big smiles, and loving nature. She will be missed by all her family, church family, and friends. Her legacy will live on through all that knew her.

 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Ira Rudy Tripp, Sr.; who passed away in 2013; one daughter, Scarlett Ann Mathis; who passed away in 2012; one son-in-law, Ricky Mathis; four sisters, Delores McDougal, Rubene Beane, Virginia Kirks, and Peggy Davis; two brothers, James Lassiter and Joe Lassiter; as well as 12 half brothers and sisters.

 

Survivors include one daughter, Cindy Lassiter (Jimmy) of Murray; two sons, Ira Rudy Tripp, Jr. (Cindy) of Murray and Jimmy Allen Tripp (Charlotte) of Bowling Green; two sisters, Linda Houston (Billy) of Murray and Leta Hash of Louisville; eight grandchildren, Ira Justin Tripp (Mandy Marler) of Murray, Tiffany Lassiter Linville (Greg) of Olive Branch, Mississippi, Ashley Marie Rayburn of Murray, Jessica Dawn Lassiter of Murray, Jordan Ricky Mathis of Murray, Melanie Sarah Godby of Murray, Geremy Allen Tripp of Bowling Green, and Raymond Tellus Tripp of Bowling Green; as well as nine great-grandchildren, Katherine, Magdaline, Tytus and Tripp Linville all of Olive Branch, Mississippi; Dallas Tripp, Lilly Rayburn, Thomas Mathis, Damien Godby and Curtis Godby all of Murray, Kentucky.

 

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 5, 2023, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services with John Dale and Steven Hunter officiating. Burial will follow in the Friendship Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 5, 2023, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

 

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Friendship Church of Christ Cemetery Fund, c/o Brian Overbey, 58 Rippling Creek Drive, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

 

Online condolences can be made at, www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com

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Sunday, March 5, 2023

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S 3rd St, Murray, KY 42071

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Sunday, March 5, 2023

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J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S 3rd St, Murray, KY 42071

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