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Lennis Mae Tipton

Lennis Mae Tipton, age 82, of Flag Pond, passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at Unicoi County Hospital. A native of Flag Pond, Lennis is a daughter of the late Ezra and Jettie Silvers. She was a member of Roseville Baptist Church. She loved taking care of her greenhouse. Lennis had a green thumb and fertilizer in her fingertips. She was a collector of salt and pepper shakers, a wonderful cook and a beloved mom and grandmother. In addition to her parents, Lennis is preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Tipton and brothers, Wolley Silvers, Claude Silvers and Junior Silvers.

Lennis Mae Tipton has left behind to cherish her memory: daughters: Debra Shelton and husband Rickey, and Linda Tipton; son: Danny Tipton and wife, Laurie; sisters: Velda “Kate” Burchett and Phyllis Ann Davis; brother: Cozy Silvers; grandchildren: Rachel Paul and husband Andy, Sarah Cooper and husband AJ, Daniel Tipton and wife Lindsey, Willy Tipton and wife Kimmie, Carrie Ford and husband Sam, and Thomas Tipton; and 7 great-grandchildren.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Lennis Mae Tipton in a funeral service to be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 13, 2022 in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home. Preacher Mike Rogers will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by Lennis’ granddaughter, Natalie Paul. A visitation period to offer support and share memories with the family will begin at 12:00 pm and continue until service time on Sunday. Lennis will be laid to rest in Silvers Cemetery following the funeral service. Those who wish to attend the committal should meet at Valley Funeral Home by 2:00 pm to go in procession to the cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers will be Daniel Tipton, Willie Tipton, Thomas Tipton, A.J. Cooper, Andy Paul, Sam Ford and Rickey Shelton.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at or on Facebook at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Lennis Mae Tipton through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.