Marie Price Tippett
August 23, 1925 – October 13, 2015
ZEBULON – Mildred Marie Price Tippett age 90, passed Tuesday after a period of declining health. She was born on a farm in Johnston County near Zebulon to the late Bis Mark & Mildred Price. Marie married John after his return from Europe in WWII & they operated Taylors Mill (Tippetts Mill) and Country store with John’s parents, Wade and Lola until Wade’s death in 1964. They continued to operate the store until John’s death in 2004 and finally her health forced her retirement at the age of 85. She was a great mother, cook, animal lover & counselor to many customers for decades. Growing up on a farm during the Depression & operating the store required strength and a strong will. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, John; siblings, Kathleen, Pettigrew, Askew, Agnew, Stanley, Wayne & Alton.
Funeral service 11 am, Friday, Hales Chapel Baptist Church with entombment to follow in the church cemetery.
She is survived by her children, John Jr. (Candace) of Hickory, Paula Lachichi (Nasser) of Raleigh, siblings Tom Price (Mary) of Zebulon, Donald Price (Anita) of Wake Forest, Yvonne Thomas (Bill) of Clinton, grandchildren, Jackson Tippett, Leila Drossman, Maria Lachichi, John Paul Lachichi, great grandchildren Riley & Brandon.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Franklin County SPCA, 1614 Capital Blvd., Youngsville, NC, 27596. A donation box will also be available at the visitation.
Visitation 6-8 pm, Thursday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.