Brenda Metcalf HippLittle Rock, AR, 1940 - 2020
Brenda Metcalf Hipp, age 79, of Little Rock, Ark., went to be with the Lord on October 25, 2020. She was born on December 24, 1940, to her late parents, Bergie Metcalf and Hope Whitman Metcalf in Chismville, Ark.
Brenda was a graduate of Booneville High School and Arkansas Tech University. She and her sister Peggy were cheerleaders at Tech and members of numerous clubs and organizations. She was crowned Miss Booneville and was a top 10 finalist in The Miss Arkansas Pageant. Later in life, Brenda received a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with a focus on Literacy from the University of Central Arkansas.
Prior to moving to Little Rock, Brenda lived in Batesville for many years, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. After moving to Little Rock, she became a member of Immanuel Baptist Church where she sang in the choir she loved so much.
Brenda was a devoted educator and taught at several Elementary Schools in the Batesville area and Little Rock, retiring from Fulbright Elementary in Little Rock. She continued to tutor children in reading after retiring. She took great pride in teaching children that struggled with reading. She was certified in reading recovery and once joked that she could teach a rock to read. She was loved by her students, parents and fellow teachers.
Brenda is preceded in death by her sister, Peggy Metcalf Thornton. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Joe Fraser Hipp; her daughter, Lisa Hipp Lambert of Batesville, Ark.; and two granddaughters, Sydney Elizabeth Lambert of Little Rock, Ark., and Allyson Marie Lambert of Jonesboro, Ark.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at Roller-Chenal funeral home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Ark. (501) 224-8300, with Dr. Rex Horne officiating. A visitation will begin at 12:00 just prior to service. A graveside service will be 2 p.m., on Friday, October 30, 2020, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville, Ark. To sign the online guest book, please visit, www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal
Published October 27, 2020
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