On the evening of Wednesday, April 28, 2021, Mrs. Teresa Bivins Tipton, age 66, of Old Fort, NC went home to be with her Lord and Savior at her residence surrounded by her loving family. The love that filled her home in her final moments was a gift from God, and offered a peace that passes all understanding.
Teresa was born September 18, 1954 in McDowell County, NC to Jenelle Moses Bivins of Marion, NC and to the late John Junior Bivins. Teresa retired from Janesville Acoustics and was a member of Old Fort Wesleyan Church for over 43 years where, before her decline in health, she served as a Sunday School teacher. She was an avid reader and she was a “Lady of Purple”. Teresa’s favorite place was surrounded by children. She was a faithful and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.
In addition to her father, she is also preceded in death by an infant son, Justin Gregory Tipton.
Those left behind to cherish Teresa’s memory are her beloved husband of 43 years, Greg Tipton; her cherished daughter, Ashley Tipton Carmack (Von) of Old Fort; three precious grandchildren, Ceara, Sophie and Sterling; two brothers, Tim Bivins (Kim) of North Cove and Chris Bivins (Teresa) of Marion; and her faithful K9 companion, Gizmo.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Old Fort Wesleyan Church. A funeral service to celebrate Teresa’s life will follow at 3:00 pm at the church with Rev. Donnie Massengill, Rev. Richard Stanley, II and Rev. Ron Haithcock officiating. Burial will follow at Davistown Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. In the family’s care and concern for friends and family, they prefer that all who attend wear a mask.
Flowers are welcome and appreciated or those wishing to make donations in Teresa’s memory are asked to consider Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 374 Hudlow Rd, Forest City, NC 28043.
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Hospice of the Carolina Foothills
374 Hudlow Road, Forest City NC 28043