Gladys Thomas Lipsey

Born in Waycross, GA on August 9, 1929

Departed on October 26, 2008 and resided in nashville, TN

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LIPSEY, Flo, of Nashville, died on October 26, 2008 following a lengthy illness. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Clinton "Mack" Lipsey and her son, David Lipsey Marilyn of Nashville and her brother Jerry Thomas of Raleigh, N.C. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Gladys Barry Thomas of Macon, Ga., a sister Betty Ann Thomas of Macon, Ga., and a sister Christine Thomas Jones of Atlanta, Ga. She graduated from Miller High School in Macon, and from Mercer University, also in Macon.
Flo began her forty year teaching career in Macon in 1952 followed by teaching positions in Chichester, Pa., Madison, Ga., Kingsport, Tn., and Knoxville, Tn. She began teaching in the Nashville Metro schools in the fall of 1972 at Paragon Mills. She also taught first grade at Binkley, Burton, and was at Eakin for ten years before health issues forced her to retire in 1991. Flo will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
Visitation for family and friends will be at the Harpeth Hills Funeral Services, 9090 Highway 100, on Thursday, October 30, from 5 to 8 p.m.

2 Comments to Gladys Thomas Lipsey

  1. Melissa Scarborough
    October 29, 2008 12:00 am

    It has been a great joy in my life to know Flo Lipsey. It was an honor that she called me friend. Flo is the epitome of graciousness and delightful southern charm. Her bright sweet eyes reflected the beauty of her soul, and when she beamed her special brand of light your way, it was as if your own mom was shining proudly through her. A conversation with her was just plain fun. She was so well read on so many topics, and with just a twinkle of wickedness in her sense of humor, a good giggle was guaranteed any time we spoke. I love Flo Lipsey, and I’m looking forward to the day when I will see her again, in her new body, that sickness and death will never molest again.

  2. Janice Parks Dukes
    October 29, 2008 12:00 am

    Mrs. Lipsey was my 1st grade teacher at Weir School in Macon, GA. I was her “pet”.
    She was so sweet to me, She took me and 2 other friends on a picnic. She told me if she had a girl that she was naming it Janice. I wish I could have spent time with her. I have never forgotten her.I loved her.