Mrs. Josephine Tripp Gilliland, 98, of Angier passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 at Oak Hill Living Center in Angier. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine Lewis Tripp of Core Point, NC. Josephine married James Gilliland, an attorney who preceded her in death. She lived in Warrenton and Raleigh. Josephine moved to Buies Creek, where she was employed by Campbell University as a Resident Director and Area Coordinator. She was known as “Mrs. G.” by the students, faculty and staff. She was active in the community and Memorial Baptist Church. Preceding her death were brothers, Gilbert A. Tripp, Sr., Samuel Jack Tripp, Dumay B. Tripp, John D. Tripp and sisters, Clevie T. Wallace and Vera T. Haynes.
Josephine is survived by a daughter, Carol S. Peterson and husband Jon A. Peterson of Albuquerque, NM; grandson, Jon Tripp Peterson and wife Jaime Campbell of Boston; beloved nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, October 27, 2017 in the Memorial Baptist Church fellowship hall. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Tripp Family Cemetery in Core Point, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Memorial Baptist Church, 271 Leslie Campbell Ave, Buies Creek, NC 27506 or the G.A. Tripp Scholarship Fund at Campbell University.
Friday October 27th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
271 Leslie Campbell Ave
Buies Creek, NC 27506
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Ms. G was such a loving caring woman. I was blessed by being her friend. She made me laugh and gave such wonderful advice about life over the past ten years.
Submitted by Darla Reed on Oct 27 2017 10:50:33 AM
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Janice M Gilchrist lit a candle on Oct 26 2017 02:35:41 PM
Mrs. G was an amazing and wonderful woman. I had the pleasure of meeting her some years back, and since that first meeting she has held a special place in my heart. She will definitely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time and the days ahead that God will give you all comfort and strength. Mrs. G you have earned your heavenly wings and now you are resting in God's arms.
Submitted by Deborah J. Blue on Oct 26 2017 01:00:30 PM
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Deborah J. Blue lit a candle on Oct 26 2017 12:44:18 PM
What a wonderful woman she brought wisdom and guidance to so many in her life. It was an honor to say that i knew her and will miss her greatly. Prayers to her family. Go in peace.
Submitted by Margie Carter on Oct 26 2017 07:01:05 AM
My deepest sympathy yo the family of Mrs. G. I have good memories of life in Jones Dorm with Mrs G as housemother. And we stayed in touch through the years, often visiting at basketball games and other CU events. May God comfort you, and Thank you God for the life of Mrs, G and her investment in the lives of young women living in JONES Dorm!
Submitted by Kay Bissette on Oct 24 2017 07:51:08 PM
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Judy Norton lit a candle on Oct 24 2017 07:33:35 PM
“Mrs G” was my mom away from home for fours years while I attended Campbell College. She was a very special lady to myself and many others. Prayers for her daughter and family.
Submitted by Marlene Johnson on Oct 24 2017 07:04:42 PM
She was a “neighbor” of my aunt at GreenLeaf. Always a smile on her face. Sympathy to the family.
Submitted by Ann Butts on Oct 24 2017 05:16:39 PM
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