Josephine Tripp Gilliland



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.