Mrs. Ella Mae Anderson Trivett, age 81, of Vilas, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Watauga Medical Center, Tuesday morning, August 5, 2014.

Mrs. Trivett was born June 23, 1933 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Bynum and Lucy Hayes Anderson. She was a faithful member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for 38 1/2 years. Mrs. Trivett was an avid quilter, crocheter, and homemaker. She recently read her Bible through for the 5th time, which she never felt this to be a chore, but counted it as an honor. Mrs. Trivett was a faithful military wife and mother. She loved her husband, her family, and the Lord dearly.

Mrs. Trivett is survived by two sons, Robert Blaine "Bob" Trivett and wife Janet of Zionville, and James Trivett and wife Libby of Vilas; five grandchildren, Robert "Dale" Trivett and wife Amy, Bobbie Sue Trivett, Emily Ragan and husband Bobby, Nancy Trivett, Kevin Trivett and wife Bonnie; fourteen great-grandchildren, Ella Fay Trivett, Jayden Trivett, Jazmine Trivett, an unborn baby boy, J.T. Isaacs-Trivett , Conner Isaacs-Trivett, Parker Isaac-Trivett, Adam Trivett Timothy Trivett, Nathan Trivett, Nickolas Trivett, and step great-grandchildren, Jackson, Carson, and Ainsley Guynn; one sister, Judy Greene and husband J.B. of Colletsville, North Carolina; one brother, Minister J.C. Anderson and wife Betty Sue of Abingdon, Virginia, and a special sister-in-law, Ava Trivett.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Millard Trivett; two sisters, Verlee Cole and Geneva Bentley, and one brother, Billy Anderson.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Mae Anderson Trivett will be conducted Friday afternoon, August 8, 2014, at 2:00 o'clock, at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Preacher Wynn Greer, Reverend Burl Greer, and Minister J.C. Anderson. Burial will follow in the Anderson Family Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening, from 6:00 until 9:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Service. At other times, friends may call at the residence, 110 Anderson Avenue, Vilas.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, 1128 Baird's Creek Road, Vilas, North Carolina, 28692, or to Gideons International Boone Camp, PO Box 3602, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

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Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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