Lynda Prince Shannon Chipps, 77, died Sunday, March 6, 2022, in the McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River, S.C. Born June 26, 1944, in Horry County, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Carl Prince and Cora Lee Harrelson Prince.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Wayne Shannon and William “Billy” Chipps Jr; and one brother, William Carlyle Prince.
Lynda was known for her beautiful smile and her angelic singing. In 1954 in a cornfield right beside her little country home that sat on a hill on Wright Road in Tabor City, Lynda gave her heart to Jesus and she served him until she took her last breath. Lynda was a member of Forest Lawn Baptist Church and a former member of New Home #1 Baptist Church, where she loved singing in the choir. She also sang in the Quartet Spiritual Echos and Children of the King with her children.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at Inman Ward Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Forest Lawn Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Fox Branch Cemetery in Loris, S.C.
She is survived by one daughter, Lora Harper and husband, Royce, of Tabor City; one son, Jerry Wayne Shannon and fiancée, Sherry, of Tabor City; one brother, Joseph Mitchell Prince and wife, Harrie, of Tabor City; two sisters, Verlyn Stevens and Carolyn O’Quinn, both of Tabor City; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and special friend, George Barnhill.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.