Shirley Fipps Smith, 86, formerly of Chadbourn, went to be with her Lord Monday, July 25, 2022.
Shirley was born April 16, 1936, in Columbus County, to the late Emory Alton Fipps and Mary Ianthia Leonard Fipps. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Garland Smith and her siblings, Ethel Edwards, Jesse “Buddy” Fipps, Horace Fipps, J.C. Fipps and Jeanette Fipps Nobles. She was also preceded in death by a grandchild, Leslie Pope.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 30, in the Fipps Family Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:a.m. Saturday prior to the service at Worthington Funeral Home.
Shirley is survived by her loving children, Rhonda Pope (Joel) of Cornelius, Kim Carter (Randall) of Middlesex, Bill McAbee (Lorraine) of Rocky Point; one sister, Margaret Ann Fipps Glenn of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren, Amber Heintz (Jim), Beth Medlin (Jeramy), Kristina McAbee, Erin McAbee, Toni Carter, Apryl Moore (Kevin), Adam Carter (Heather), and 14 great-grandchildren.