She was a daughter of the late Ward & Bessie Bailey Lewis. Hope was a registered nurse and previously employed at Johnson City Medical Center for over thirty years. She was a member of Green Mountain Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Hope was preceded in death by her husband of forty two years Roy Tipton, sisters: Jincie Seay and Abbie Powell, brothers: James and Charles Lewis, brothers-in-law: Cecil & Lynn Tipton and sisters-in-law: Lucille Rowe and Martha Shaffer.
Those left behind to cherish her memory are her son: Roy (Eddie) Tipton, Grandson: Kris Stennett, great granddaughter: Kailea, sister & brother-in-law: Wanda & Tony Pate, brothers: John, Wayne & Frank Lewis, sisters-in-law: Ann Lewis, Eileen Blevins, Jean Tipton, Edna Harrell, Naomi Workman, brother-in-law: Tom Powell, special friend of over fifty years: Brenda Davidson and her many nursing friends. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Danny Blevins and Mr. Richard Murray officiating. Graveside Service and Interment will be at 12 noon Saturday in Roselawn Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Tawana Holland. Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. Saturday will be: Rocky Cochran, Sam Cole, Kenny Davidson, Charlie Harless, Gerald Harrell, Billy Harrell, Randy Lewis, Eric Lewis, David Seay and Kris Stennett. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Niswonger Children’s Hospital Pediatric Oncology Unit, 400 N. State of Franklin, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. Saturday March 14, 2020 to go in procession to the cemetery. The family would like to thank all the nursing staff for the excellent care given to Hope during her stay in the hospital. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Tipton family