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Barbara Ann Tippett Lumpkins, 82, of Avenue died Dec. 3, 2012, in Leonardtown.
Born Aug. 17, 1930, she was the daughter of the late James Oakley Tippett and Gertrude Buckler Tippett.
She is survived by her 11 children, Gerald Webster Jr. “Jerry”, Francis Irvin “Pete”, James Carroll “Jack” (Mary Lou), Sandra Lee, Donald Wayne, Barbara Jo “Bo” (Robbie), Brenda Ann (Pee Wee), Richard Alan (Lyn), Sheila Bernadette (Tom), Marjorie Gail (Dan) and Bonnie Sue; special brother-in-law, Butch (Debbie); 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Webster Lumpkins Sr.; grandson, Kenneth Allen Lake, son-in-law, Charles Z. Latham Jr.; siblings Louise, Bernadette, Thelma, Irvin, Dennis, Archie, Doris, Bernard, Sis, Bettie Lee and Elwood.
Mrs. Lumpkins retired from the St. Mary's County public schools in 1993 after 21 years of service. She took great pride in her home and loved taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren. She spent endless hours playing bingo and pitch. She was also an avid Baltimore Orioles fan.
The family received friends Dec. 6 at Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home in Leonardtown. A Mass of Christian of Burial will be celebrated today, Friday, Dec, 7, at 10 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Avenue with the Rev. Michael Tietjen officiating. Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens in Leonardtown. Pallbearers will be Kevin Lake, Petey Lumpkins, Jim Lumpkins, Robbie Baird Jr., Stevie Long, Chris Lumpkins, Erich Bogie and Trevor Guy. Honorary pallbearers will be her other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 7, Avenue, MD 20609 and/or the Adam C. Lumpkins Trust Fund c/o Union Bank & Trust 211 North Main Street Bowling Green, VA 22427.