Jerry Don ShipmanApril 1, 1945 ~ May 10, 2017 (age 72)
Jerry Don Shipman, 72, of Paragould, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He was born April 1, 1945, in Paragould, to the late Allen and Imadell Shipman. Jerry was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church. During his 8 years as a foster parent, he fostered 325 children. Jerry loved God, his family, and giving back to others, especially children.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tonya Yeargain; and sister, Sharon Parker.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Shipman; sons, Todd Shipman, Tracy Shipman, Kaileb Shipman, Luis Thigpen, Wesley Shipman, and Cameron Shipman; daughters, Jeri Banks, Emily Shipman, Lily Shipman, Sonia Thigpen, Maria Trujillo, and Candace Shipman; brothers, Larry Shipman, Roger Shipman, Steve Shipman, Britt Shipman, Kevin Shipman, and Robin Shipman; sisters, Shelby Hyde and Kathy Humphrey; 7 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Saturday, May 13, from 4:00 p.m. until service time at Phillips Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Center Hill Chapel of Phillips Funeral Home with James Warbington and Joey Ethridge officiating.