She retired from the Mooreville school lunch room and taught Sunday school at Wiggins Road Baptist Church. Roma was disabled in 2010 and battled several health conditions over the past several years. Survivors include her husband Gary Hipp, Sons; Rex and Pina Hipp of Mooresville, Heath Hipp of Mooresville, Siblings; Jackie Newsom of Robbinsville, Carol Crisp of Robbinsville, Jay Stewart of Robbinsville, Claudia Stewart Coulter of Charlotte, Tammy Buchanan of Robbinsville; granddaughter, Isabella Hipp. Preceded in death by her brother Maurice Stewart.
The family received friends on Saturday August 16, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home in Mooresville, North Carolina and on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Townson Smith Funeral Home in Robbinsville.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday August 18, 2014 at Cedar Cliff Baptist Church in Robbinsville. Reverend Daniel Stewart officiated. Burial followed at Carver Cemetery. An online register is available at http://www.townson-smithfuneralhome.com/ and at http://www.mooresvillefuneral.com/.