Esther Arlene Tripp (White)
August 19, 1962 - February 08, 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1:47 PM
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Esther Arlene Tripp. The death of a loved one can be very painful and weigh heavily on our hearts. God's holy word, the Bible, provides comfort for families and friends like you who are deeply saddened by such loss. The Bible account about Jesus' intense grief at the time of Lazarus' death is just one of countless consoling scriptures . So while you are grieving , you too can find soothing comfort from such scriptures as Psalms 94;19 which says, " when anxieties overwhelmed me, you Jehovah God comforted and smooth me". (Psalms 20;1,2 and Isaiah 66;13 ) Very soon Jesus Christ will use His God given power to bring back to life the ones fallen asleep in death. (John 5:28;29) says, " All those in the memorial tomb will hear His voice and come out." He will resurrect them to a peaceful paradise earth filled with healthy happy people free from sickness, suffering and death. How thrilled we all will be when God's promises become a reality. So may you continue to cherish the precious memories of your dearly beloved Esther.
L M (HEMPSTEAD, NY)
Monday, February 26, 2018 9:06 AM
Jeff, I am so very sorry that you have lost your soulmate. I’m thankful you were always there for her. You were such a wonderful caregiver.
Monday, February 26, 2018 12:45 AM
My condolences on the loss of such a beautiful lady. Thank you for being there for her.
Friday, February 23, 2018 5:13 PM
You left this earth so early,
Healed many hearts while you were here.
When I look into the sky,
I’ll know that you are near.
When I gaze upon the stars at night,
Spot the one above my head.
I’ll hear sounds of an angel,
As you begin to sing.
When that star is twinkling,
I’ll know your dancing once again.
Loving Sis Dee
Friday, February 23, 2018 4:55 PM
Jeff, Arlene, Charlotte, Gerry and all the friends and family whose lives she touched. We send our deepest condolences to you all.
Lon and Dee Hutchins (Berlin, VT)
Friday, February 23, 2018 4:30 PM
Esther “Star” you were my first sibling, teacher and friend. You left me so many memories, they bounce in-time a bit, some of which I’ll share, before my MS makes them disappear. When the family gathered in Arkansas to meet your hubby Jeff, my failed attempt of assistance left us laughing on the bed. Gosh the many times we laughed until we couldn’t breathe. Like times with our horses; once when your horse got feed crazy, galloped home without stopping with you and I both on his neck and when you had a loose saddle and ticked (like a minute hand) right off his back, it was the slowest of motion till you finally hit the ground. We laughed so hard we thought we’d pee our pants. Then our stay in Arizona where we saw petrified wood and that small one room school house we briefly did attended. Our many family adventures of the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone, the camping trips of many, especially when we were young, then there was the Red Wood Forest where we drove through the tree, we fished many waters, swam in waterfalls and springs, we caught grasshoppers and lightning bugs, briefly took up caving but found it a bit creepy, we sailed surrounding oceans with dad and family, but nothing like the two girl sail when it was only you and me. Our business venture to New York simply was the best. The turkey in Missouri, that wouldn’t leave you alone, always wanted to ride upon your head, thinking your lovely locks belonged in its nest. The turtle we found in Florida, Gram named it turtle “soup” and the many houses made of sand, we created on the beach, the tides washed them away each night only to be built again. The northern lights we watched while sledding the quarries of Alaska, left us all amazed. The turn you took driving the snow-machine left brother on his head. Those underground bees of Alaska sent us running straight for home, so many times they stung you as we fled, the mud pack I painted you, remains a vision in my head. Our California quarantine as the measles gave us dots, we looked so polka-dotted we felt like cartoon dolls, we giggled and ate ice cream until they were gone. From the company you provided during our lengthy bus rides to The Christian Academy School, to your Small Flag team performances at Red Bluff Spartan High. You always were a shining star even way back then. We shared so many stories, I’ll write before forgotten, like the talent show experience while serving on a Navy ship. You looked so good in uniform, made me proud many times. Then we finally found our soul mates and we bragged about them so. We shared many theories about life, God and all we’d come to know. We lived, loved and laughed a bunch while you were here. I am who I am today because of you my lovely sister. We shared many trips to city and sea. One of my favorite pictures of you was when you climbed the tree. I will share this picture so others may see you, so happily in that tree. You were always happy and your love shined like the sun. It was great to have you here, I miss you now you’re gone. We will once again reunite when my earthly work is done. Until then Sis give everyone my love.
Your loving Sis,
Doreen Hutchins (Berlin, VT)
Monday, February 19, 2018 7:55 AM
Esther was an inspiration to those who got to know her. It was an honor to visit with her and Jeff her last year in Lynchburg, Va. She rarely complained and most of the time had a ready smile when I came to visit. I enjoyed getting to know Esther and Jeff. Esther may you rest in peace; and Jeff you were a faithful husband and caregiver to Esther! May the Lord give you comfort in your time of loss. I am glad to have been a part of your lives for a short time.
Laura Layne (Rustburg, VA)
Sunday, February 18, 2018 4:57 PM
Esther, you found a place in my heart that will forever be there. I am so thankful for the times we had together, in worship, in prayer, in fellowship and sharing God’s word, and in lots and lots of laughter. I am so happy for you, that you are in the presence of the Lord! I can only imagine how wonderful that must be – dancing in the midst of His unfiltered glory and overwhelming love. Oh Esther, how we loved His presence in worship - its such a joy knowing how full you are right now. I will miss our times together, and am looking forward to the day I will see you again. Know I will never forget you Esther! With much love, Barbara Martin
Barbara Martin (Forest, VA)
Saturday, February 17, 2018 11:42 AM
Esther you were amazing. It was a joy all the times we had together. Now you are where we are going. We will see you again. Thank you for being who you are.
Bishop Phil and Sharlene Wiley
Bishop Wiley (Lynchburg, VA)
Saturday, February 17, 2018 9:21 AM
Esther your kindness and faith in God will always be in our memories and hearts. I will never forget your sweet words, "I love you" and "you're wonderful." The time I cared for you I did it with compassion and love. I will never forget you.
Efma Aponte (Ocala, FL)