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Shirley Marie Shipley

Born: Wed., Jul. 29, 1936
Died: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

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Shirley Marie Shipley-Gray, Tennessee

Shirley Marie Shipley, 83, passed away at Life Care Center of Gray on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. 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.

Snyder’s Memorial Gardens, funeral home, is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Shirley Shipley.

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   Posted Fri January 31, 2020
I have to say I have had the pleasure of knowing this fine lady for over 35 years, since I married her nephew Keith, Painter, who she named at birth. I am so thankful Aunt Shirley named him. Brian Keith Painter. To Keith, she is the greatest person on earth, nex to his grandchildren. My kids; Amber, Carolanne and Brandon have always thought the world of her. We would travel to visit and she would say Amber, pool table is down stairs, Carolanne tv is there turn on a movie and Brandon here are your rolls. He would eat a plate of them by himself. On the trip there he would go man I hope she made rolls, then tell his sister you aren't getting any. She always leant a kind ear when we just needed to talk. SHe will be greatly missed.

Keith Whittington
   Posted Sat February 01, 2020
Kelly and Jeff,
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was always so very sweet to me and I knew her to be a special person. I know these last couple of years have been tough. She is in a better place now and with your dad.
Keith & Lynda Whittington

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