Monday, January 7, 2013

Bessie Tipler

Bessie Tipler, age 74 of Clermont, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2013.  She was born in Cleethorpes, England the daughter of Ernest H. and Alma (Washington) Yarborough and moved to Central Florida from England in 1967.  Bessie was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Orlando. 
She is preceded in death by grandchildren, Matthew John Wilson (1985), M. Eric Wilson (1987), Jonathan A. Wilson (2007), and great grandson Lincoln D. Akers (2012).  Bessie leaves to cherish her memory, husband Rowland Tipler of Clermont; daughters Joy Wilson of Minneola, Christine (Greg) Akers of Groveland, Julie (Ed) Paten of Altamonte Springs; 2 sisters Rebecca (Bob) Slavin of Port Orange, Margaret Smith of Kingman, Arizona; aunt Joyce (John) Armour of Palm Coast; grandchildren Angela K. Wilson of S. Lake Tahoe, CA; Daniel M. Wilson of Reno, NV, David H. Wilson of Minneola, Adam (Amanda) G. Akers of Sevierville, TN; Amanda C. (Shawn) Akers-McGlothlin of Winter Garden, Andrew W. Akers of Clermont, Will E. Paten, Gabrielle, M. Paten, Noah T.  Paten, Ava C Paten, Judah N. Paten all of Altamonte Springs; great-grandchildren Mariah, Haydon, Mason, Cade and Macy.
Entombment will be held at 10:30 am in the Memorial Garden at First Baptist Church of Orlando on January 19, 2013 followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am in the Henry Chapel.  The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in Bessie's name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org or call 407-894-5541, toll free 800-785-0733.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was a pleasure knowing Bessie and having fellowship with her and Roland for almost 9 yrs. Bessie was a wonderful lady, and she had so much humor to share with others. She enjoyed serving others so much, and her life was always Christ centered. I am reminded of a favorite scripture verse that says "But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave;for He shall receive me" (Psalm 49:15). How comforting it is to know that Bessie is at the feet of Jesus, enjoying fellowship with Him, and so many other children of God. All of the pain, suffering and tears have been wiped away, forever more. Our prayers are with Roland and all of the family. Jim and Dottie Moore

Anonymous said...

Nanny,
Our time with you wasn't long enough. You were loved and you will be missed so much by so many. Until we meet again...
All my love,
Amanda

Julie said...

Dear Mom,

How do I put into words what you were to me in my 37 years. Your influence touched every part of my life whether I was aware of it at the time or not. Now that you are not here with me I find myself thinking of you and trying to do things the way you would. But the truth is nobody can be what you were and do what you did for us all. I wait for you to call me but when the phone rings it is not you. I can not believe you are really gone but I know we will see you again one day. I hold on to this verse as I cherish your memory and think of you in my day to day activities. I Thes.4:13 13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

I love you Mom!
Your daughter always,
Julie Rebeccah

Julie said...

Nanny was a very nice person she loved my brothers and sisters and me we will miss her very much.

Noah Tipler Paten age 9

Anonymous said...

Bessie was a member of our church Life Group - she was the sweetest lady ever - always had a smile on her face - never complaining - but always trusting God to meet her needs. We loved her so very much and she will be missed. Our love to Rowland and the whole family.

Dan and Ruth Rinker 1/10/13

Charlotte Colby said...

Bessie and Rowland are such kind and wonderful people, and their love for each other was always the first thing you'd notice. What a blessing for me to have known you both. I am so sorry Bessie is gone. We will miss her.

Kelly said...

My sympathies to the Tipler family. I'm sure Bessie will be missed greatly. Please take comfort in the scriptures, such as Rev. 21:4 which says that one day soon God "will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." We all look forward to that time. May your loving memories and the hope God gives of waking up Bessie in the earthly resurrection comfort your hearts.

Anonymous said...

Our deepest sympathy to Rowland and the Tipler family. I pray that God will walk with you through your gief, but the joy of knowing she will be waiting on the other side for us will comfort us. For over 25 years Bessie has been a dear friend that no one can replace. My heart aches when I think there will be no more conversations we so often had, more than one could count. We have laughed and cried together. We were there for each other. I will always hold Dec. 10th a very special day at my house with Bessie and a few of her old friends from years ago for a Ladies Christmas Brunch. We talked about so many old happy memories. I know she will not have to suffer now which gives me peace. She was there for me through many difficult times over the years. I can only describe her as a Godly friend and lady. Also one that had so much love for her husband and her entire family. I could write forever about this dear woman who came into my life many years ago, and will always miss her. I loved her like a sister. My heart is heavy but I know she is at peace with no sickness. God be with you until we meet again, my dear friend. Our prayers now are for those you left behind.
Our Sympathy, Len and Ann Gabriel

Anonymous said...

She was lovely... My children will always remember her and how she inspired them with music, love, a commitment to Christ, and her service to our church. Our prayers are with your family. She will be deeply missed.

Carmen Motta-Wesoloski and children

Mike Blythe said...

I was saddened today to learn of Bessie's passing. A verse from 2 Timothy comes to mind, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." That certainly discribes Bessie's life. She will certainly be missed. May God grant you all the peace that only He can give.

margaret m smith said...

my dearest sister i will miss our weekly visit over the phone, but will have to make do with rowland lol, and you can listen in,till we meet again, all my love, god bless marg

Anonymous said...

I remember Mrs. Tipler as a charming, attractive, well put together, adorable, lovely British lady, who could work tirelessly serving others. She was petite in stature, yet strong in constitution. She wouldn't allow her illness stop her from living life to the fullest. She did everything with excellence. I admired her very much.

Terri