Martha Lee Tripp Mitchener

February 25, 1940 ~ June 1, 2021 (age 81)

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Martha Lee Tripp Mitchener, 81, of Morehead City, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Crystal Bluffs Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Silver Hill Christian Church in Grantsboro, officiated by Pastor Mike Mitchener. Interment will follow at Paul Family Cemetery. Friends are welcome to attend the service. For those unable to attend, the family invites you to view the webcasting of the service through her obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website, which will be available Saturday evening for viewing.

(See link below for the Service Bulletin including the Order of Service.)

Martha was born on February 25, 1940, in New Bern, North Carolina, to Robert Lee Tripp and Nina Emma Bennett Tripp. She graduated with the class of 1957 from Pamlico High School. She went on to further her education by obtaining her bachelor’s degree from Rex School of Nursing and her love for learning never ceased. Her skill and care allowed her to be an excellent registered nurse in the both the Operating Room and Emergency Room where she assisted numerous patients. Her knowledge and experience also made her a valuable board member at Carteret Health Care.

Martha was the president of Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and served in various PTA’s while still supporting Mitchener Inc. She was also involved in the Republican Party for Carteret County where she enjoyed serving as their chairman.

Martha had a massive love of history and spent countless hours researching her lineage and roots. She loved entertaining family and friends and was a strong Christian woman. Always one to stay busy, later in life she worked as an automobile dealership broker.

She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Mitchener Miller and husband James of Mt. Pleasant, SC; son, Hugh Lacy Mitchener IV and wife Holly of Chesapeake, VA, and Michael Lee Mitchener and wife Stephanie of Pearisburg, VA; sister, Sylvia Willis of New Bern; grandchildren, Hugh Mitchener V and wife Alex, Taylor Rumbley and husband Andy, Carter Mitchener and wife Neriah, Mitch Mitchener and wife Liz, Mac Mitchener and wife Jordan, Josiah Mitchener, Kale Miller, and Kara Miller; 8 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Helen Spruill; and her former husband of 26 years, Hugh Lacy Mitchener III.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, June 4, 2021, at Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in memory of Martha, may be made to Silver Hill Christian Church, 2081 NC 306 Highway N, Grantsboro, NC 28529.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 

To send flowers to Martha's family, please visit our floral store.

 Service Program


June 4, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Funeral Service
June 5, 2021

11:00 AM
Silver Hill Christian Church
2081 NC 306 Highway North
Grantsboro, NC 28529

Video is available for this event

Interment Following Funeral Service
June 5, 2021

Paul Family Cemetery, Grantsboro

Grantsboro, NC


Silver Hill Christian Church
2081 NC 306 Highway North, Grantsboro NC 28529

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