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Memorial Service

Jones - Walker Funeral Chapel in Commerce (Tx)
Saturday October 16th, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Mary Frances Shipp

Mary Frances Shipp, 100, of Greenville passed away early Sunday morning October 3, 2021 at Greenville Health and Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Shipp was born in Greenville, Texas on May 5, 1921, the daughter of Charles Thomas Wood and Birdie Beatrice Edgar Wood. She was a graduate of Greenville High School. She married John Elby Shipp on December 26, 1936. Mary Frances retired from Northern Telecom. She was always busy and liked doing things with her hands. Mary Frances liked people and was considered a prayer warrior by many.

She is survived by her son Charles W. Shipp Greenville, two granddaughters: Jackie Forsblade and spouse Mike, of Mauriceville, Texas and Michelle Rene Parr and spouse Russ, of Fairview, Oregon; great grandchildren: Michael Mitchell and wife Amy of Kenly, North Carolina, Samantha Mitchell of Pasadena, Texas, and Joshua Lucas Parr of Fairview, Oregon. She is also survived by three great great grandchildren: Savannah Martinez of Pasadena, Texas, Lane Martinez of Pasadena, Texas and Isaiah Mitchell of Kenly, North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Jackie Lynn Shipp, daughter in law, Bobbi Shipp, and a great grandson, Michael Casey Holland.

A memorial service for Mrs. Shipp will be held at the Jones-Walker Funeral Chapel at 1209 Live Oak Street, Commerce on Saturday October 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Pastors David London and Gary Griffin will officiate the service.

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Grandma, Heaven received an angel when you passed on. I'll miss our talks about Jesus and scriptures we studIed. I'll miss your cooking, making me clothes, and teaching me crafts like crochet and ceramics. I'll miss going to your house and all the memories I had there. There are so many memories of dressing up in your clothes when I was a child. You and Grandpa spoiled us and I am forever grateful for your love and care all of these years. I will miss how you were always there for me when I called and you always had the best words of wisdom. Love you Grandma and I'll see you on the other side.

Michelle Parr Mar 7 2022 6:16 PM

My grandma was my rock always as a child and a young woman. She taught me to love the Lord and to always put him first in everything I do. There are so many memories I will cherish of our tea parties in the back yard as a child among others. This angel is in heaven and one day I will see you again grandma. Until then, I will take you with me on my journey . Love you ❤️

Jackie Forsblade Feb 23 2022 10:29 PM

Rest in peace.
Jerry and Glenna Shipp

Jerry Shipp Oct 15 2021 9:35 PM

Aunt Frankie was a sweet light in a sometimes dark world. She was one of the most positive people I have ever known regardless of her circumstances she was always encouraging. She loved the Lord with all her heart and I know he loves her and is happy to have her with him. All my life she made me feel loved and wanted. She will be greatly missed. But I know she is happy and whole now with the Lord and with my mom and all the family who have gone before. We grieve not for her, but for ourselves in the loss of her presence with us. One day we will see you again Aunt "Pinkie".

Karen Leggett Meloling Oct 14 2021 1:32 PM