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Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1900 E. Oakland Ave, Johnson City, TN

OBITUARY

Reba Qualls Pipkin

January 19, 1932September 7, 2020
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Reba Qualls Pipkin, age 88, of Johnson City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020 at Cornerstone Village. She was born in Walnut Grove, Tennessee, a daughter of the late James Arthur Qualls and Martha Ann McDaniel Qualls. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, James Terry Pipkin; one grandson, James “Jimmy” Leslie Pipkin; four brothers, Gordon, Kenneth, Fred, and James Qualls; six sisters, Earline Killingsworth, Virgil Plunk, Lennie Curtis, Mary Christine Qualls, Freda Finach, and Inez Rains.

Reba worked in Telecommunications, and retired from Siemens in Lake Mary, Florida. In addition to her strength of character and giving nature, she was especially proud of her achievements in her career and of the many lifelong friends she made in her travels. Her favorite pastime was shopping and spending time with family.

She is survived by her three children, Nancy Carver, of Greeneville, TN, Phillip Pipkin (Dianna), of Jonesborough, TN, and William “Bill” Pipkin (Jack), of Johnson City, TN; two grandchildren, Brian Pipkin and Kimberly Carver; and seven great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 5:00PM until 7:00PM at Monte Vista Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will follow at 7:00PM with Pastor Chris Alford officiating. Music will be provided by Kristina Alford. Committal Service and Interment will be held Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10:00AM in Sermon on the Mount at Monte Vista Memorial Park.

Due to COVID-19, for everyone’s protection, all visitors are required to wear a mask and social distancing will be observed.

The family would like to express their thanks to the management and staff at Cornerstone South for all their love and care.

In Memory of Reba’s giving nature, memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601, Port City Baptist Church, 2601 E. Center Street, Kingsport, TN 37664, or to the Charity of Choice.

Arrangements especially for Mrs. Reba Qualls Pipkin and her family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.

  • FAMILY

  • Nancy Carver, Daughter
  • Phillip Pipkin (Dianna), Son
  • William "Bill" Pipkin (Jack), Son
  • Brian Pipkin, Grandson
  • Kimberly Carver, Granddaughter
  • Reba is also survived by seven great grandchildren.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

  • Committal Service & Interment

    Friday, September 11, 2020

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Amanda Allen

September 12, 2020

I will never forget sitting with Ms. Reba and talking. She would tell me about her travels and her family, whom she was very proud of. I enjoyed having the privilege to know her and care for her.

PAULA TODD (hayes)

September 11, 2020

Nancy. So sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I really liked her. She was very funny and friendly.
RIP Reba

Debby Hartsook

September 10, 2020

Reba was a very sweet lady i really enjoyed being one of her caregivers. I will greatly miss her R.I.P fly high

Geraldine Greenwell

September 9, 2020

I first knew the Pipkin family when they moved to Jonesborough many years ago . I had not seen Reba in a very long time but remember her as a fun-loving and happy person. Her late son Terry and my son Terry were in school at Jonesborough High School together. My sympathy to her family on her passing.

Charlotte Brewer

September 9, 2020

I will always have fond memories of Aunt Reba Pearl. When she lived in Boca Raton my kids and myself stayed a couple of nights with her and she gave us a fantastic tour of the area and was a much gracious hostess. My mother, Lennie, one of her sisters, has told us many stories regarding their lives when growing up. I know Reba loved her children and grandchildren and they meant the world to her. She is the last of this Qualls clan to leave this world but has joined the rest of her brothers and sisters along with her parents and son. What a glorious homecoming they must be having!! My prayers are with you all as you celebrate your Mom's life and pray you remember her as the fun loving Reba Pearl she was! She will be missed but never forgotten! Much love to all of you!❤️❤️

Rena Crawford

September 9, 2020

Mrs. Reba was so sweet and we alway laughed all day . She alway brightened my day . I was her caregiver but she didn’t know she was more mine . She was amazing Lady and will be missed greatly ,.. all my love Hugs and prayers to the family
Rena

kathy mclain

September 8, 2020

I always enjoyed Reba.
she was a kind spirited woman. We will all remember the happy woman she was.

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