Helen C. Shipley of Fanning Springs, FL, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton, FL. She was 86 years old. Helen was born on April 28, 1931 to Charles and Beatrice Davis in Lake City, FL and had been a resident of Fanning Springs since moving from Gainesville, FL in 1976. She was a Master Gardener, a member of the Woman's Club Character Council, a member of Guardian ad Litem and a member of Bethel Baptist Church but her greatest joy was being a mother.
Mrs. Shipley is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Victor Byrd Shipley, Sr. and her son, Brad Marion Shipley.
She is survived by her daughter, Carla (Robert) Coarsey of Trenton, FL; her sons, Charles Guy Shipley of St. Augustine, FL and Victor Byrd Shipley, Jr. of Trenton, FL; her grandchildren, Brad Michael Shipley, Robbi LaBruce Coarsey and James Robert (Courtney) Coarsey and her great-grandchild, Ethan Robert Hatfield.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 1:00 until 3:00 in the afternoon. A private Graveside Service will be held at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor David Jones officiating.