Beverly Ann Howard Tripp

Beverly Ann Howard Tripp

August 5, 2022, 80, Goldsboro –

Beverly Ann Howard Tripp, 80, was welcomed into the arms of her Savior on Friday, August 5, 2022. After a long battle with dementia, she died peacefully at home with her children by her side. She was born in San Francisco, California on September 22, 1941 and was the daughter of the late Opal Lucille Holeman and T. Sgt. John R. Wilson, who died of malaria in a Japanese prison camp when she was ten months old. When she was five her mother married the late Hugh Thomas Howard who adopted her. In addition to her parents, Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Osborne McDonald Tripp.

Upon completion of cosmetology school, Beverly started her own business, Bev’s Beauty Shop. Beverly tirelessly served her clients for many years. Though some clients came and went during that time, many experienced her care and attention to their needs throughout her whole tenure. Clients quickly became friends, and much as in her daily life with family, Beverly put her customers’ needs before her own.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate Beverly’s life at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel with Pastor Rose Hicks of St. Joseph United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Pikeville Cemetery.

Beverly is survived by her children, Ruth S. Wilson and spouse, Barbara of Merrimac, MA, John R. Sheets of Pikeville, Sherry L. Crocker of Goldsboro and Joann Howell and husband Ronnie of LaGrange; grandchildren, Jed Crocker and Dakota Sheets; and great-grandchildren, Jesse James and Cheyanne Crocker. She is predeceased by her grandson, Wayland Hoggard.

Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at