Catherine Veronica Tippett, 91, of Colton’s Point, MD died surrounded by her family on July 4, 2015 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD. Born June 13, 1924 in Avenue, MD, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas (Buddy) and Catherine Morgan Gibson. She was the loving wife of Garnett Archie Tippett whom she married in Holy Angels Church in Avenue, MD on February 9, 1945 and who preceded her in death on August 13, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her son, James Thomas (Buddy) Tippett on February 9, 1964. She is survived by her children, Bernard Tippett of Colton’s Point, MD, Mary Clare Nelson (Bill) of Hollywood, MD and Kay Standridge (George) of Colleyville, TX. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Clare Gibb of Annapolis, MD; her grandchildren, Bill Nelson, III, Jenna Flexner, Anna Christian, Russell Standridge, and Samuel Standridge; her great-grandchildren, Alex Nigro, Brittny Nigro Finley, Katelyn Nelson, William Nelson, Dane, Luke, Lila and Tessa Flexner; one great-great grandchild Felix Nigro, and her best friend and sister-in-law Frances Tippett. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Theresa Bailey, Louise Bruse, Jack Gibson, George Bernard Gibson and Rita Schuhart. A lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County, Catherine attended Holy Angles School and Margaret Brent High School. She worked as a telephone operator for C&P Phone Company before marrying and starting her family after which she devoted her life to being a loving wife and mother. She was a devout Catholic and a lifelong member of Holy Angels Church and spent every day praying for others and saying the rosary. The family received friends on July 8, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where prayers were said at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 9, 2015 at 11:00 AM in Holy Angels Catholic Church, Avenue, MD with Reverend James Bruse officiating. Interment followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Bushwood, MD. Pallbearers will be Bill Nelson, III, Russell Standridge, Samuel Standridge, Jerry Hammett, Jr., Buddy Gibson and Tom Tippett.
Garnett Archie Tippett
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