Ezzer Lean Tippen

The angelic hosts came for Mrs. Ezzer Lean Tippen, 76, on July 31, 2013 at Fairview Manor in Fairfield, among devoted family and friends. A viewing will be held at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home on Friday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. in True Vine DOXA Center, 917 S. Fairway in Fairfield. Rev. Michael Daniels, pastor, will be the eulogist and Rev. James Green Jr., pastor of Inspiring Word Christian Center, will serve as officiant.

Ezzer Lean was born Oct. 12, 1936 in Butler, the first child of Napolean and Lonnie Lee Henderson. She grew up in Butler and she attended Butler Public Schools. She was baptized in the Union United Church in Butler. She later met and married Dan Tippen Jr.

Mrs. Tippen was personal cook for Sonny Sessions during the coon-hunting season for 25 years. Later she worked in home health care.

She became a member of the True Vine DOXA Center and served as an usher and member of the choir.

Ezzer Lean enjoyed playing bingo and card games, and cooking. Fried chicken was her specialty dish. Ezzer’s favorite television show was Sanford & Son.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her adopted parents, Willis and Jarrie Lee Bonner; her sisters, Rosie Mae Porter and Annie Mae Gabriel; and her god-daughter Shanta Davis.

Those left to cherish her memory most are her close friend, Dan Tippen Jr.; her sons, Raymond Tippen, Donald Ray Tippen, Jerry Tippen and wife Shonda, Dan Edward Tippen, and Melton Tippen, all of Fairfield, and Esker Ray Tippen of Austin; her daughters, Dorthy Parker, Velma Potillo and husband Steven, Corene Banks, Kaywona Wiley and husband Keith, all of Fairfield; her sister, Edna Brown of Phoenix, Ariz.; her brothers: Edward Fountain, Robert Fountain and Walter Woods, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; special friend Debra Davis of Fairfield; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague, is serving the Tippen Family. Visit mooresangelic funeralhome.com to sign the guestbook and light a candle.