Mildred “Millie” Langley Tripp passed away on October 6th at Twin Lakes Retirement Community in Burlington where she had been a resident of the Memory Care facility since 2011. Born in Oxford, NC in 1931, she was the daughter of Lador Lee Johnson Langley and Milton Rinzy Langley.
A 1950 graduate of Mebane High School, she went on to graduate with honor from the Technical College of Alamance with an Associate Degree in Applied Science and a major in Business Administration Technology. She began a forty-six year professional career working at White Furniture Company, first as the Assistant to the Sales Manager and later as the company’s customer service representative. In the early 1980s Millie purchased and refurbished a three-story iconic downtown building in Mebane creating retail space for numerous small businesses including an art studio, a hair salon, an electric train store, and a radio station. Millie opened her own business in this premiere location called A Special Touch offering distinguished lines of women’s clothing and accessories.
Millie Tripp was a member of the Mebane Presbyterian Church since the 1950s and served as the first woman elder on the church session and as president of the Women of the Church. She was a member of the Mebane Junior Woman’s Club and was selected as their Woman of the year in 1961.
Survivors include her daughter, Sue Tripp Goodwin (Scott) and son Mickey Tripp (Janis), four grandchildren – Andrew, Suzanne, Justin, and Mickee, six great grandchildren, two brothers – Bobby Langley and Ray Langley, and sister Helen Lackey. Other than her parents, two siblings preceded her in death – sister Alice Clark and brother Richard Langley, Sr.
A family graveside service will be held in Oakwood Cemetery, Mebane, NC. Condolences may be sent to her family at McClure Funeral Services. Memorials for Millie Tripp may be made in her honor to the Mebane Presbyterian Church.
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