It is with regret we announce the passing of Mrs. Geraldine Tripp Howard, age 89, of Fayetteville, TN. Mrs. Howard was born on November 20, 1930 in Petersburg, TN to the late Walter Lawrence and Lora Mae Sawyers Tripp. She passed away on May 17, 2020 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.
Geraldine was a member of the Washington Street Church of Christ. She was a seamstress and worked for Serbin and Jonathan Logan, before retiring from Lee Jeans in 1995. After retirement Mrs. Howard enjoyed eating breakfast at Hardees before heading out for a day of shopping. Mrs. Howard loved her family and enjoyed spoiling her grandson.
Left to cherish memories of Mrs. Howard are her children, Kathy Lynnette Howard of Fayetteville, Tammy Howard (Philip) Clark of Murfreesboro, TN, and Walter Todd Howard of Fayetteville; grandson, Sawyer McClain Clark; sister, Loretta Stewart of Fayetteville; and several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Howard was preceded in death by her husband in 2010, James Walter Howard; brother, Fearel Tripp; and sisters, Helen Sanders, and Estelle Jennings.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no public gathering at this time. A private family service will be held at Riverview Memorial Gardens with Bro. Jim Black officiating. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Geraldine Tripp Howard.
Lynette , Tammy and Todd , my deepest sympathies to all of you and your family . Your mother was a wonderful lady and I know she will be missed . Keeping you in my prayers may God comfort you at this time . Love, Lavina
When I close my eyes I see all of my aunts as the young women they once were. Aunt Geraldine was always slender, fashionably dressed and so pretty. She was quiet and Uncle Walter was so funny. They are missed.
I have very fond memories of staying a week with Geraldine and the family when I was a teenager. I will always cherish those memories. She will be missed.
We will miss Geraldine very much. I wish we had got to see her and kiss her Goodbye. Sweet Aunt. Love to all of the family. My heart hurts for you. Rev 21:3,4
Tammy, it is so hard to lose our beautiful mothers. May Geraldine’s sweet memories comfort and bring peace to you and yours. Sending heartfelt condolences.
I have many wonderful memories of this precious lady, my great-aunt Geraldine.
I grew up listening to daddy talk about his wonderful aunts! When we visited Mamaw (Helen) Sanders in Huntsville, we would, more often than not, also head to Fayetteville, TN, to visit “Mama Tripp” and the rest of the family, including Geraldine and Walter.
I can still hear her sweet southern voice and the distinct way she said each of her children’s names. I can especially remember her saying, “Oh Walter!” whenever he would be “carrying on,” as she would say or up to some mischief or another. Beautiful memories.
Aunt Geraldine had a gentle quietness surrounding her that always left me in a bit of awe. She was humble and kind. Her life was one, well lived.
I send love and prayers to Tammy, Lanette, and Todd.
Prayers are with her family during this difficult time. Always cherish her in your memories.
So very sorry I worked with your mom at the Lee Company I thought a lot of her praying for the family
So sorry to the passing of this lovely woman. She was a joy to be around.
So sorry for your loss
I’m truly sorry for the loss of this wonderful lady, she will be missed by many friends and family.
May Jehovah Bless Geraldine and Her Family, and give them the strength they need through this difficult time of loss and sorrow