Mrs. Shipley was born on July 29, 1936, in Jonesborough, Tennessee to the late James and Mabel Ellis Nolen.
Mrs. Shipley was a lifelong resident of the Gray and Johnson City, Tennessee area, and was a 1954 graduate of Boones Creek High School. She was a Christian in faith and a member of Boones Creek Christian Church. Mrs. Shipley retired from Proffitt’s Department Store in the Johnson City Mall after many years of service.
Mrs. Shipley had a passion for gardening and was known for her tomatoes. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother,sister and aunt. She was loved and will be missed immensely by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Shipley was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jim” Shipley; a son, Mike Shipley; and a sister, Sue Presnell.
Those who are left to cherish Mrs. Shipley’s memory are: her daughter Kelly Shipley Cook and husband Jeter; her son Jeff Shipley and wife Linda; her grandchildren Madison Cook, Spencer Cook, Connor Cook-Hinkle and husband Jason, and Lane Shipley; one great-grandson, Gatlin Crowder; her sister, Rita Blevins; her special niece Ginger, and many more nieces and nephews.
The private graveside service for Mrs. Shipley will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Clint Andrews will be officiating the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to an Alzheimer’s charity of your choice.
Condolences can be sent to Mrs. Shipley’s family at the funeral home’s website, www.snydersmemorialgardens.com
Snyder’s Memorial Gardens, funeral home, is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Shirley Shipley.