Betty J. Flippin
MANSFIELD, Ohio: Betty Jean Flippin, 81, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in the home of her caregiver and beloved friend Lois Fuqua after an extended illness.
Mrs. Flippin was born Friday, April 17, 1931 the only child of the late John V. and Bernice F. Daniels Howard in St. Louis, Missouri and had lived in Mansfield, Ohio the past 56 years.
She was a member of the Providence Baptist Church where she served on the Missionary Society and the Building Fund Committee.
Betty retired in 1999 from Metropolitan Housing Authority after 18 years of service.
Betty was actively involved inside and outside the community over the years such as NAACP, Wilberforce University Alumni Association, Mansfield YWCA Board, Mansfield Women's Bar Auxiliary, League of Women's Voters, Democratic Women's Club, and the Mary McLeod Bethune Democrat Club that was later dissolved and merged with the Dolly Madison Club.
Betty was also a charter founder and past president of the former Black Women United.
As a mother she was active with her 4 children while they were in school: Rebecca Grubaugh School PTA and Mother's Club, organizer of the Ontario Stingel Elementary School Parent's of Children With Learning Disabilities, Girl Scout Leader, Teen Director of the NAACP, and various other committees and societies.
Betty is survived by her husband of 61 years Wilbur H. Flippin, Jr., Esq.,Ph.D; 2 daughters: Anita Linzy, Baltimore, Maryland, Andrea Borders of Cleveland, Ohio; 2 sons: Craig Flippin of Columbus, Corin Flippin, Mansfield, Ohio; 4 grandchildren Carees Linzy, Christian Borders, Reshea Flippin, and Elijah Mullins, and 6 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Monday, at 11 a.m. in the Providence Baptist Church with her pastor Dr. Thomas Hunt officiating.
Friends may call at the church 1 hour prior to the service where the family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Wilberforce University Alumni Association, P.O. Box 1001 Wilberforce, Ohio 45384.
Friends are invited to leave online condolences at: www.williamsfuneralservices.com