Lexie A. Vines Trivett, 86, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Arthur and Geneva Vines; several brothers and sisters; and her husband, Clarence Trivett.
Mrs. Trivett grew up in Flat Springs, Tenn., and in 1947 married Clarence Trivett. His career took them to many places, but in 1955 they purchased and settled on a farm in Bristol, Tenn. Her three loves in life were her faith in God, her family and her home. She gave her life to the Lord as a pre-teen and lived for Him thereafter. She was a member of Mt. Holston Baptist Church for the past 50 years and loved her church family dearly. She loved to sing in the choir and learned from her father to read shaped note music at an early age. Most family gatherings included singing, right up until her death. She read her Bible faithfully and taught her children many Bible verses. One of the highlights of her life was the trip she made to Israel in 1999.
Mrs. Trivett retired from the Bristol Regional Medical Center where she worked in the Birthing Center for 35 years. She loved every baby born there and while shopping often met mothers who remembered her. After she retired she spent time crocheting and tatting afghans, bedspreads, doilies, dolls and tablecloths that were either given as gifts or kept as family heirlooms. Her green thumb made the hill where the family home is located memorable.
She is survived by four children, Carolyn (Steve) Bullock, Jacksonville, Fla.; Jimmy Trivett, Bluff City; Jeffrey Trivett, Piney Flats; Vicky (Phil) Keen, Bristol; two sisters, Dora Wagner, Waconia, Minn.; Shirley (Allen) Harmon, Elk Park, N.C.; and seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
The family requests the comfort and honor of your presence at the Celebration of the Life of Mrs. Trivett on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Mt. Holston Baptist Church, Bluff City, with Pastor Danny Ray Hardin and Sherrell Dunn officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home in Elizabethton, on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.
Entombment will follow the funeral service on Tuesday in Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Tenn. Active pallbearers will be Earl Buchanan, Steve Hardin, Barry Trivett, Travis Melvin, Frank Buchanan and Caleb Trivett. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Mt. Holston Baptist Church.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Mt. Holston Baptist Church, 301 Greybil Hollow Road, Bluff City, TN 37618.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the family. Office, 542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.
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