HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – Joan Elizabeth (Lovett) Tripp, of Hendersonville, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at Elizabeth House in Hendersonville, after her year-long battle with cancer.

Joan was born Sept. 18, 1959, in Dixon, and was a 1981 graduate of Duke University. She was an avid runner, compassionate educator, and accomplished musician, who enjoyed playing clarinet in the Hendersonville Community Band. A loving mother and beloved wife, Joan’s number one priority was always her family.

She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Tim; four children, Emily, Jeremy, Cameron, and Jordan; grandson, Elijah; brother, Don (Nikki); sister-in-law, Lisa; and parents, Donald and Carol Lovett.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Jeff.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville, officiated by the Rev. Christy Sharp. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, her family asks that donations be made to Elizabeth House, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731; or to the Hendersonville Community Band, P.O. Box 194, Hendersonville, NC 28793.

Visit thosshepherd.com to send condolences.

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