Alfred Lloyd Tippett, Sr.

Alfred Lloyd Tippett, Sr.

Alfred Lloyd Tippett, Sr.
June 27, 1933 – February 26, 2018

LILLINGTON – Alfred Lloyd Tippett, Sr., 84, went home to be with the Lord on Monday with his family surrounding him. He was born in Johnston County to the late Alfred Lee & Mamie Creech Tippett. He worked as a Tobacconist for many years in several states. He later went to work for and retired from Farm Bureau as an agency manager. He let his faith guide him in life & politics. He loved Christian music, barbershop quartets. He was also an award winning photographer.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 66 years, Mildred Oliver Tippett of the home, children; Lloyd Tippett, Jr. (Reba) of Blounts Creek, Debbie Hockaday (Ray) of Sanford, Libby Cox (Skeet) of Louisburg, Tracy Latta (Chris) of Holden Beach, grandchildren; Blake Hockaday (Valerie), Bramley Reynolds (Wes), Megan Lively (Vincent), Maria Allen (David), Bradd Nichols (Candace), Joshua Tippett (Taylor), Daniel Tippett, Brian Wichard, Dean Wichard, & Samuel Latta & 15 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to your local church music ministry.

Memorial service 11 am, Saturday, March 3, Hales Chapel Baptist Church, 13396 NC Hwy 39 Zebulon, with visitation to follow the service.
The service will be officiated by his nephew, the Rev. Brian Tippett of Peace Church in Wilson, grandson, Blake Hockaday of Amarillo, Texas and grandson-in-law, the Rev. David Allen of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Elm City.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • Worth & Gail Hinton Brown Posted February 28, 2018 4:09 pm

    Prayers to all the family. Your dad was super!

  • Preacher Rivers Posted February 28, 2018 4:11 pm

    May our Lord wrap His loving arms around this family in a special way. It doesn’t have to be goodbye but so long for now; I’ll see you in a little while

    • Tracy Latta Posted March 3, 2018 7:53 am

      Thank you Preacher!
      We love you so much.
      Hope to see you soon.

  • Nancy Edwards-Bennett Posted February 28, 2018 8:33 pm

    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing Lloyd. May your fond memories ease your aching heart❤️

  • Jackie Beacham Posted February 28, 2018 8:48 pm

    Oh what good times we had on our little insurance company trips. You and Ms Mildred inspired so many people of what true love and family was all about. You will be greatly missed.

    • Tracy Latta Posted March 3, 2018 7:57 am

      Hello Ms. Jackie! Thank you so much. Yes wonderful memories.

  • murray & peggy whitfordm Posted February 28, 2018 8:50 pm

    mildred & family, so sorry to hear about lloyd’s passing. may God be with you during this difficult time. he was a true friend and we will miss him.

    • Tracy Latta Posted March 3, 2018 7:55 am

      Thank you so much. I came across old photos of you last night and it took me back to some pretty memories. Love to you and your family.

  • William L. Mallam Sr. Posted February 28, 2018 8:55 pm

    Lloyd, my deepest condolences to you and your family. May your father Rest In Peace.

  • Daniel Lee Tippett Posted March 1, 2018 10:41 am

    he was my grandpa or as i called him papa and he was a great person every time he did a prayer he would start it off saying thank you for the rich rember the poor thank you for health rember the sick and so on and to keep a little of him with me everytime i pray i going do what he did to keep him close to me even closer than not saying the prayer and any body else that know him i know what you are feeling and if you like to share a story that will be fine i would love to hear the story yall know of him.

  • Kathy Braddy Adams Posted March 1, 2018 10:41 am

    Prayers for you all!!

  • admin Posted March 2, 2018 2:13 pm

    Dear Mildred, Lloyd, Jr., Debbie, Libby and Tracy

    Barna and I are praying that our heavenly Father is providing each of you and your families the spiritual and physical strength that you need as you mourn your loss. I will be unable to attend Lloyd’s Memorial Service and Visitation. I will be out of town this weekend. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you on Saturday.

    With much love, peace, joy and hope.

    Peggy Lee Wilder

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