Hyacinth Tipton, age 90, Erwin, passed away, Monday, August 19, 2019 at Center of Aging and Health. Hyacinth is a daughter of the late Ellis and Ida Hart Francis. She was a native of Jonesborough and had lived in Johnson City most of her life before moving to Erwin seven years ago. She was retired from Pepsi-Cola Company. Hyacinth was of the Baptist Faith.
In addition to her parents, Hyacinth was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Troy Tipton, May 26, 2013; her son, Michael Troy Tipton, July 3, 2006; her daughter-in-law, Christine Marie Tipton, April 29, 2013; one brother, and two sisters.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, one grandson, Michael Smith, and long time girlfriend, Keeli Parkey; one granddaughter, Christy LaFollette, and husband, David Ray; five great grandchildren: Tristan Smith, Dakoda Smith, Brooke LaFollette, Alexises LaFollette, and Kate Lafollette; two great-great granddaughters, several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 6:00-7:00 PM at the Unicoi Funeral Home. Chaplain Karl Gasser will officiate at the 7:00 PM funeral service. Committal service will be held Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the Roselawn Memory Gardens. Reverend Kim Casey will officiate. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 9:50 AM Friday.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Tipton family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is privileged to serve the Tipton family. (423) 743-1380.