Gaffney- Janice Marie Shippy Rainey age 62 of 412 9th Street Gaffney, SC., peacefully transitioned from this life on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Henry Shippy and Maudie Mae Shippy. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother James Henry Shippy and two sisters Patricia Shippy Ratchford and Keisa Shippy Ellis.
She leaves to cherish fond memories of the children that were reared in the home: Sheenan Ratchford, Iverson Ratchford, and Kendall Terry; nine sisters Deloris Bonner, Thomasina Littlejohn, Lisa Shippy, Jacqueline Shippy, Leona Littlejohn, Charisma Shippy, Renee Littlejohn all of Gaffney SC, Linda Hines (Frankie), Linda Brooks (Floyd) of Shelby, NC, Denise Foster (Terry) of Spartanburg SC; six brothers Pastor Charles Shippy (Rev. Mary Shippy), Deacon Michael Shippy (Althea), Jervis Shippy (Shandreka) all of Gaffney, Elder Victor Shippy (Brenda) of Cowpens, Reverend Jeffrey Shippy (T’Shekia) of Spartanburg SC, Kinney Epps of Greenville SC; four aunts, Mary Long of Spartanburg SC, Mable Marks, R. Kay Love Smith of Gaffney, Toby Smith of Baltimore, MD; three uncles, Leroy Smith, Dean Smith of Gaffney, SC, Curtis Smith of Baltimore, MD; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Saturday, February 13,2021 at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Dr. Lee Byers Jr. officiating. The body will lie-in-state at 12:00 noon.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
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The family will receive friends at the residence.
Genesis Funeral Cremation Service & Chapel INC. is serving the family.
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