Lesley Joanne Tipton (Kippen)

1965 - 2021

Lesley was born on April the 4th 1965 in Newmarket, Suffolk England to James Donald and Josephine Kippen. She has two siblings, Lisa Kippen Deymonaz and David Kippen.
Lesley married Kevin Tipton on October the 10th 1987 in Lakenheath, Suffolk England. They have three children, James Adam Tipton, Hannah Victoria Boydston, Emily Grace Tipton and son-in-law Brandon Boydston.
Lesley died on November the 12th 2021 and is survived by many aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and in-laws. She is also mourned by so many friends and co-workers.

Lesley trained as an RN in England and worked there until moving to the USA with Kevin in 1990. She continued her nursing career here until her death. Lesley loved nature and animals of all sorts, especially our dog Ellie, a lovely girl we rescued while living in Asheville. Lesley loved football, Manchester United was our team and of course the England national team. One of Lesley’s most loved things was tea. She drank 12-20 cups of PG Tips each day, it was her go to for everything. Lesley was passionate about peace and kindness and never could understand all the hate in the world, she would ask “why can’t we all just get along?” I could never give her an answer to that. In almost every picture you see of Lesley in the past 5 years you would see a shirt expressing peace, kindness, love or nature. She loved to travel and explore new places, enjoying the beauty all around us. When Kevin was diagnosed with cancer over 3 years ago she was shattered. Our lives forever changed, she challenged the cancer, finding all the information she could to pursue the best doctors and find the best treatments. She was my advocate and my strength and 3 years later I am still here as a testament to her diligence.

I honestly cannot express in words the loss and emptiness that I feel. Lesley was truly a shining light to her friends and family. My world is forever shattered by the loss of my best friend, my confidante, my caregiver and my soul mate.

All my Love forever my darling.

Lesley will be cremated and then flown back to England for services and burial in Lakenheath England. She will then be near her grandparents and Uncle Ray who preceded her in death.


10 tributes for Lesley Joanne Tipton (Kippen)

  1. Cindi Feistel

    My heart is so sad for you & your family. I was blessed to meet this wonderful person who had a glow from the light she showed to the world. Her love for you was so powerful, we could all see it. May you find strength in her memory. ❤

  2. Carol Cullum

    Lesley will always hold special place in my heart and I will miss her forever. I was so blessed to have had the privelege to have known her and worked along side of her all those years on the 7p-7a shift at the hospital. All those wonderful memories are now precious treasures. Love you sweet friend and rest in peace.

  3. Edward Morley

    To my dearest cousin Lesley xx, farewell to you special person.. My you rest in peace assured of all our love xx… Love always Edward x

  4. Jo Lovette

    Kevin, there are no words for your loss. You have been and will continue to be in my prayers. May you, the children and Lesley’s family find a place of peace for your hearts. Love.

  5. Sheila Farquer

    May she live forever in your hearts

  6. Edward Morley

    To dearest cousin Lesley xx.. I will not see you anymore and you are gone x, we have lost a very valuable beautiful soul xx.. Rest in peace and much loved always xxx. Edward

  7. Joseph Baillie

    My deepest sympathy Kevin on your dreadful loss of your soulmate. I am truly sorry for the cross you now bear after all the trials you have been through .
    May God bless you and keep you . My prayers to your , your children and of course for Leslie .
    May she rest forever in God’s peace


    Your life was lovely and you were loved deeply. Your friends and family and those you tended to will hold the time with you close to their aching hearts and you will be dearly missed. You lived a life of great value.

  9. Rruthie King

    I never got a chance to meet Lesley, but she sounds like an amazing person. Always loving. A shining star ⭐ in everybody’s life. Especially Her husband Kevin and kids.

  10. Carol

    Sleep tight you beautiful lady, heaven has gained a beautiful angel in you Lesley xx God bless xx


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