Laurel Land Funeral Home & Laurel Land Memorial Park
6300 South R.L., Dallas, TX
Azil Lee Tipps Jr.
January 12, 1961 – July 5, 2019
Azil Lee Tipps, Jr. was born to Azil Lee Tipps, Sr. and Ellen Judith Williams on January 12. 1961 in El Paso, Texas. He was the oldest child of four children (2 boys and 2 girls). A product of a Military family, he spent much of his early education traveling with stops in Michigan, Illinois, and Louisiana.
Azil entered Bossier City High School, excelling as an athlete and also playing baritone in the high school band. In 1979, after moving to Dallas, he graduated from David W. Carter High School. He continued his band career momentarily at Texas Southern University and then enlisted in the United States Air Force where he was stationed in Korea working in a temporary duty assignment in dentistry.
A life changing accident ended his military career; however, through rehabilitation, Azil overcame paralysis. He received his associates Degree from Cedar Valley College in 1994 and was awarded a Bachelor Degree in 1999 in Rehabilitation Studies with minor in Psychology from the University of North Texas. Azil had many interests which included jogging, bicycling, and, most recently, kayaking. He assisted with coaching volleyball for a time period at Cedar Valley. He also loved good music of all kinds.
Azil was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, currently serving with the Cold Springs congregation. In connection to the church, he devoted time working with Vacation Bible School as well as volunteering at Camp Ark-la-tex Christian Camp and Pettijohn Springs Christian Camp in Oklahoma. He also volunteered at nursing homes providing communion to the elderly.
Azil had a wonderful smile and a big heart. in addition to his spiritual work, Azil volunteered in the community, specifically working with the Epilepsy Foundation. His Commitment to his work recognized by KDFW Channel 4 where he was acknowledged as one of Clarice Tinsley's "Hometown Heroes" for his commitment and dedication.
Of all his accomplishments, Azil was a proud father and a loving supporter of his children, Jyra Cecelia (Jeannie Tipps) and Chance Jerome (April Mires). He shared baseball trips with them and looked forward to their graduations. He entrusts his legacy with them. Additionally, his loved ones include: Parents, Azil and Ellen Tipps, Sr.; Brother, Myron (Tonya) Tipps; Sisters, Shari (Philip) Kelton, Sr. and Tara Broadus; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, church family and friends. God id Good and we thank Him for sharing Azil with us!
- Caryl Neal, Honorary Pallbearer
- Carey Neal, Honorary Pallbearer
- Myron Tipps, Honorary Pallbearer
- Tyler Tipps, Honorary Pallbearer
- Cathell Tipps, Jr., Honorary Pallbearer
- Miguel Tipps, Honorary Pallbearer
- Joe Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer
- Sharles Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer
- Memorial Service Sunday, July 14, 2019
Azil Lee Tipps Jr.
P Arnette Williams
July 14, 2019
Our Nephew Azil Jr, was a kind, caring and loving soul. His smile did light any room! We will cherish that warm and loving memory. May he rest in eternal Peace.
Lovingly, Aunt Arnette, Uncle Chance, Garrick, Tamila
July 14, 2019
Where do I even start, from the time I was born until the time you left me, you ALWAYS made sure I was okay! I just want to thank you for being an amazing DAD to me. Thank for taking care of me and my mom. Thank you for the good, the bad , and the sad. I love you always, until we meet again.
Jyra Cecelia Tipps
Chance Garrick Williams
July 12, 2019
Rest in peace, my dear cousin. Love and condolences to the Tipps Family, all relations, and friends. My deepest sympathy.
July 12, 2019
Azle was my next door neighbor, and what a kind man. We hit it off right from the start, learning that he served in the military (Air Force) just as I had, the conversation started up remembering the places we had toured and serviced. He loved his family very much, always spoke about his daughter and son, and hoping they would obtain all the goals they pursued. Always told me to watch the house whenever he was away, which I always did. He will be truly missed, especially on those days we were out in the yard either doing the lawn or just noticing each other outside. May God give his family strength to carry on during this sorrowful time. My prayers are with the family.
July 11, 2019
Farewell to my very dear friend Azil. I love that smile and voice. I miss him immensely and he will live on in my heart forever.
Jayra and Chance, I am so sad that you did not have more time with your dad. Your smiles are so much like his. You two were his pride and joy. He loved you both so very much. I pray that the Tipps family will find strength in our Lord and comfort in each other until the day we meet again in Heaven.
July 10, 2019
Last year summer he was a very great dad we had the best plan. We were great together then I never seen him again he loved me so much I wish I saw him one last time alive