Cynthia Breath Tripp passed away peacefully on the morning of March 19. She said, in her final days, that she always imagined she would die in the spring, so she waited with her family at home until the daffodils began to bloom in her own front yard.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Lorraine Honoré Breath; father, James William Breath; and uncle Gene Honoré. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, James Ellison Tripp III; daughters, Sarah James (Jacob) Myatt and Emily Lorraine Tripp; granddaughter, Abigail Kate Myatt; brother, David (Linda) Breath; sister, Diane (Bernard) Porter; aunt, Ilona (Kenneth) Matar; foster daughters, Amber and Megan Neeley; and many more who were a part of her spiritual family.
She was a lover of language and clean laundry. She had a gift for bringing out the best in people while loving them exactly as they were. She found beauty and meaning in the people and things most others overlooked. She cherished handwritten letters and filling the space of a room with love and antique knick knacks. She favored her granddaughter Abigail more than anything or anyone listed above.
Cynthia was cared for by true angels at the end of her life, and her family would like to thank the caregivers and staff of Dr. Kenneth Dodge, Dr. Howard Burris (Sarah Cannon Research Institute), Dr. Patrick Murphy (Tennessee Oncology), Dr. Bart Huddleston (TriStar Southern Hills), Griswold Home Care and Alive Hospice for their tender assistance.
To honor her life, a memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 at Fellowship Bible Church. Her family will greet friends on Tuesday, March 24 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Fellowship Bible Church. Arrangements are being made by friends at Austin Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Brentwood Academy, her home away from home. It was there she found her life’s calling, to aid in the flourishing of others.