Anita (Rippey) Clifton

February 21, 1958 ~ July 11, 2015 (age 57)


In memory of Anita Rippey Clifton


Anita Rippey Clifton, 57, of King, NC passed away peacefully July 11, 2015 in the presence of her family at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House.

Anita was born February 21, 1958 to Glenn and Louise Rippey. Anita fought a courageous battle with cancer that eventually allowed her to cross into the arms of the Heavenly Father and join her earthly father, Glenn Rippey. Anita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and in-law to many.

She is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 36 years Greg Clifton; two daughters Nicole (Scott) Spillman and Whitney (finance -Thomas) Clifton; two grandchildren Carter and Callaway Spillman; mother, Louise Rippey; sister Teresa (Greg) Whittington; father/mother in-law Robert and Marlene Clifton; in-laws Robert (Janet) Clifton Jr., Terri Wiles, Shannon (Chandler) Eshleman, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and large extended family.

Anita leaves behind several special friends from Wake Forest Baptist Health where she served as a Registered Nurse for many years. She attended Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church where she participated as much as her health allowed.

Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church at 11am with burial to follow at Forsyth Memorial Park. The Rev. Evelyn Lemons and Rev. Carl Childs will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday, July 13, 2015 from 6-8pm at Slate Funeral Home in King, NC.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Wake Forest Baptist Health and the staff of the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice and Palliative Care Center for their tender and attentive care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.

"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31:27-31."

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