Columbus Co. teacher dies and will be missed by many

Columbus County teacher dies from complications of COVID-19

COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - A teacher who spent close to three decades at a Columbus County school died last week. The North Carolina Association of Educators previously reported in a Facebook post that this was due to COVID-19.

Wendy Fipps, 52, who passed away Jan. 8, spent almost 28 years teaching fourth graders at Edgewood Elementary in Whiteville, according to the school.

“If you met Wendy Fipps, you were graced with her beautiful smile,” the school said in a Facebook post. “If you spent even a moment with her, you enjoyed laughter. If you watched her teach, you experienced wonder. If you were lucky enough to have her as your teacher, you felt love, magic, and left her class smarter and stronger. If you were blessed enough to have her as a co-worker and friend, you experienced joy.

“We mourn the loss of Wendy Fipps, an extraordinary teacher and woman, who meant so much to us. She will live on in all of the students, co-workers, and families whom she touched.”

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