Let the memory of Edna be with us forever
  • 83 years old
  • Born on May 23, 1929 .
  • Passed away on January 5, 2013 .

Edna Earl Riggs Tippett, 83, a longtime resident of Butner passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Universal Healthcare in Oxford.

A native of Durham County, the daughter of the late Ervin Ulysses and Lillian Ferrell Riggs.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Butner, a graduate of Freewill Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee and was a Superintendent of a Children’s Home in Turberville, South Carolina.  She was also a graduate of Watts School of Nursing and was employed at Murdoch Center in Butner for over thirty years.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Butner by Dr. Mack Thompson and Rev. Lenny Rogers.  Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.

Surviving are her son, David H. Corn (Cathy) of Kittrell, two sisters, Julie Parrott, Jean Walker, both of Durham, a brother, Rudy Riggs of Timberlake. Three granddaughters, Katie C. Green (Linwood) of Stem, Whitney Corn (Aaron) of Creedmoor, Alye C. Briggs (Jason) of Kittrell, Two great granddaughters, Jaycee Briggs, Reece Briggs and one great grandson, Wyatt Green. She was preceded in death by a son, Derek Tippett.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM prior to the service in the fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church in Butner.

Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor assisting the Corn Family.

Posted by Nancy Jackson on 10th January 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Tippett's passing. I worked with her at Murdoch and nursing was her calling, I have never met a sweeter more loving person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Deborah Keith on 9th January 2013
David, Cathy & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May you live in peace with all the memories you have of your mother, grandmother. Bless each of you. Deborah K. Keith & Family
Posted by Darnelle Averre on 8th January 2013
David and family. Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Know that you and your family are in my prayers. darnelle averre
Posted by Nancy Dickerson on 8th January 2013
Our sympathy goes out to David and Cathy and the entire family. I worked with Edna at Murdoch Center and she was a wonderful lady and a great nurse! She will be greatly missed
Posted by Marie Jones on 7th January 2013
David,Cathy and family prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow.Edna was a wonderful friend and neighbor of my mothers for many years in Durham and in Butner.May God Bless you and hold you all in the palm of HIS hand thru this. Doug and Marie Jones
Posted by Gene Bullock on 7th January 2013
David and Cathy, words cannot express my sympathy dor the passing of Edna....use to work with her, she was one of my bridesmaids in 78
Posted by Janice And Charlie Rogers on 7th January 2013
David and family, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers today and the days to come. Janice Sherron Rogers and Charlie Rogers

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