Marie Triplett Teague, age 91, of Bamboo Road, Boone, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday morning, December 31, 2019, at The Foley Rehab Center in Blowing Rock.
The daughter of the late Harlie Bloom Triplett and Willie Lee Cook Triplett. She was born July 26, 1928 in Watauga County. She was a seamstress and a member of Boone Baptist Church. Marie cherished time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, always commenting on how blessed she was. She was widowed at the age of 32, being left with 4 young children to whom she dedicated her life, with her strong faith in God. Mom was an avid reader, starting each day with her favorite book, the Bible, and enjoyed listening to preachers on the radio. She was an accomplished seamstress and quilter; had a green thumb and could make anything grow; loved being outside taking care of her flowers and garden, and mowing her one-acre yard until around 5 years ago. Marie was known for her sweet smile and quiet, gentle spirit. She loved listening to Appalachian State football and watching the Carolina Panthers and NC State football.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Teague and wife Debbie of Boone and Mark Teague of Raleigh, two daughters, Donna Gragg and husband Gary of Boone and Patty Proffit and husband Keith of Concord; four grandsons, Chris Gragg of Boone; Kevin Proffit of Charlotte; Brandon Teague and wife Sarah of Statesville and Kurtis Proffit and wife Katie of Apex, two granddaughters, Michelle Hollars of Boone and Tonya Hughes and husband Reverend Andy Hughes of Pilot Mountain, seven Great-grandsons, Devin and Brock Hollars both of Boone; Dustin Gragg of Fredonia, New York, Owen and Micah Hughes both of Pilot Mountain; Levi Teague of Statesville and Carter Proffit of Apex and three great-granddaughters, Charis Hughes of Pilot Mountain, Annie Teague of Statesville and Ally Proffit of Apex, three sister-in-laws, Margie Snyder and husband Ted of Marion; Shirley Triplett and Dare Triplett both of Boone. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her father and mother she was preceded in death by her husband, James Earl Teague, three sisters, Maude Shore, Dare Elliott and Ruby Parlier and four brothers, Donald, Rodney, Romey and Lee Triplett.
Funeral services for Marie Triplett Teague will be conducted Saturday, January 4, 2019 at 2:00 o'clock at Boone Baptist Church. Reverend Andy Hughes and Pastor Kenny Newberry will officiate. Interment will follow in Middle Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, Tennessee 38101-9908 or to the Gideon International Boone Camp, P.O. Box 3602, Boone, North Carolina 28607 or to Samaritan's Purse Shoe Box Ministry, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, North Carolina 28607.Funeral Homes