Clyde – Jean Houston Shipman, 89, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
Jean was a native of Rhea County, Tennessee and the daughter of the late Lester and Mattie Reed Houston. She was also preceded in death by a son, James Lee Shipman; and six siblings. Jean was employed with Mission Hospitals for 23 years, retiring in 1995. She was also formerly employed with American Enka for 14 years and Maple Leaf Respite. Jean volunteered with Haywood Christian Ministries and Meals on Wheels. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She was an avid flower gardener and was happiest when her hands were in the dirt. She was a strong independent woman with a zest for life and an entertaining sense of humor. She was simply known as Mimi to many in her lifetime.
She is survived by a daughter, Pam Phillips of Clyde; a sister, Phyllis Houston Waters of Brevard; and two grandchildren, Heather Hollingsworth (Tim) and Dusty Phillips (Pam).
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2023 at Bethel Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. Roy Kilby officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 5868 Pigeon Road, Canton, NC 28716.
The care of Mrs. Shipman has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www.wellsfuneralhome.com