Ruby Ellen Winsett Tipps, of Lynchburg, formerly of Fayetteville Tennessee, died Sunday, October 22, 2017 in Shelbyville, Tennessee. A native of Lincoln County, Mrs. Ruby was the daughter of the late Ferris Jackson and Della Marie Winsett. She was a retired Biologist with NASA and a member of the Church of Christ.
Mrs. Tipps is survived by her three sons, Tony Ray Tipps of Fayetteville, Carl Michael Tipps of Lynchburg and William Timothy (Mary Jo) Tipps of Chapel Hill: eight grandchildren, Nicole (Charles) Thompson, Nigel (Jennifer) Tipps, Mary Ellen Williams, Casey Tipps, Travis Tipps, TJ (Stephanie) Tipps, Vickie (Justin) Hazel and Brody Tipps, thirteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Carl Milton Tipps, two brothers, Kenneth Ferris Winsett and William Denver Winsett, four sisters, Effie Jaqueline Jeannerett, Delfa Pauline Franks, Ada Eugena Faulkner and Gleneden Gayle Scott.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Tipps will be conducted Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 12 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Brother Leo Bechard officiating. Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Burial will followed in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens.
Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 5 PM until 8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Ruby Ellen Winsett Tipps.
Dear Tony, Mike & Tim, we are so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Ruby was a precious Christian lady. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Anthony & Kay Honey
A dear friend and classmate. We rode the school bus from Skinem to Central High School. So sorry to hear the news of her passing.
Aunt Ruby was a wonderful Aunt to all her nieces and nephews. Even though my father Kenneth died at a young age she still kept up with our family and answered any questions we may have had.
I will miss her sweet smile and happy eyes. She was a beautiful person inside and out.
There has never been a sweeter, more loving person in this world than Ruby Winsett Tipps. We grew up together outside Skinem. Only a cotton field separated the Winsetts and the McAlisters. We went to school together and we went to church together. Ruby was always looking for an answer to a question she experienced in this life. Due to open-heart surgery a few weeks ago, I am unable to attend the funeral and fulfill the request she had made.
I am so very sorry to hear this. My prayers are with the entire Tipps family. There were many occasions that Mrs. Ruby Tipps motivated me to be better!