Carole Mae Tripp

May 27, 1939 - April 19, 2018
Carole Mae Tripp

Carole Mae Tripp, 78, passed away peacefully at home on April 18, 2018. Born in South Carolina on May 27, 1939 to the late Ethel Katherine and William Wallace Thrush.

Carole leaves behind three children: Matthew Tripp, Arrenda Tripp and Teresa Todd (Richard) all of Leland; two sisters, Joan Volf of GA and Virginia Haeckel of Ohio, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Brownie B. Tripp, her brothers, William E. Thrush, Paul E. Thrush, Robert W. Thrush Sr., and her sister Mary Padgett. Carole grew up in show business, traveling the country with her parents and siblings, doing musical comedy tent shows, also working for her brothers’ drive-in theaters. She retired as Ladies Dept. Manager for Walmart, Wilmington, NC.  Carole loved playing piano, mandolin and cooking, if you were around you never went hungry.  Carole had nothing but unconditional love for her children and family.  She will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be announced later.

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  • April 21, 2018
    Desiree Sigler says:
    May your family find comfort as “the hearer of prayer” embraces their heart (Psalms 94:19). Lean on one another for strength and encouragement to stay strong during this most difficult time.