Norma M. Shipman, 73 of Hendersonville, died Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Elizabeth House following a period of declining health.
A native of Miami, FL, she was the daughter of the late Reginald G. Chester & Margaret E. Peacock. Norma is also preceded in death by her step-father, Everett Peacock; and two brothers, John David Chester and Donald Wayne Chester.
She graduated in 1958 from Miami Edison Senior High, and was of the Baptist faith. She was employed through the years at DuPont, World of Clothing, and Trend Mental Health before her retirement in 1999. Norma was grateful to God to be a long time breast cancer survivor.
Norma is survived by her loving husband, Charles Grady Shipman; three daughters, Patricia Marie Cole of Lake Butler, FL, Katherine Marie Potts, and Carolyn Marie McAdams both of Hendersonville; a son, David Lawrence Cole of Miami, FL; four grandchildren, Richie, Christopher, Tiffany, and Bradley; three great-grandchildren, Leeann, Wyatt, and Adyson; a sister, Peggy L. Conerly of Eugene, OR; a step-brother, Terrell ìTerryî McLemore of Green Ridge, MO; five brother-in-laws; one sister-in-law; and numerous other family members. Norma lived with and grew up among the Cromptonís, Creechís, Russellís, Herringís, Liebmannís, and Starlingís families. She was very happy and was very fond to be part of the John & Sara Hill, and Price families. She considered them all part of her Family in Christ.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Balfour Baptist Church, 2502 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC. Reverends Travis Harrison and Joe Lund will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: Four Seasons Compassion-for-Life, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Norma one of the closet friend-love her like a mother. Great. Mother and super grandma. She will be miss and no more pain. Heaven is real will see her again. Her family is awesome and she will never be forgotten. Love you dear friend.
To the Shipman Family: I am sorry to hear about the passing of Norma. Even though it is never easy to deal with the death of a loved one, at least you can take a small amount of comfort in knowing that she is not suffering from any health issues (Ecclesiastes 9:5). It is times like this that make us look forward to the time when death and the pain it causes will be no more (Revelation 21:4).
I am so sorry, Carolyn, to hear of the loss of your mother.
Our prayers are with the family. We are so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength for the days ahead and may you have comfort in knowing she is with her Lord & Savior.
I worked with Norma for many years at Pinebrook Group Home. She had such a good heart and gave her all to the residents that she served. She really made a difference in their lives. I remember her always talking about her family, and especially her grandchildren, whom she loved with all her being.
So sorry to hear of your loss- Norma was a wonderful person that loved The Lord- now her suffering is over- we will be praying for the family for your loss
I want you all to know that I am thinking about all of you. I know this is a sad time for the family but remember she is in heaven with a new body and isn’t sick anymore. I am thankful and blessed to have known her and call her my friend.