Betty Gasperson Shipman

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Arden ~ Betty Shipman, 66, of 12 Cutshaw Drive, died Monday, October 31, 2005 at Hospice Solace Center. A native of Buncombe County, Mrs. Shipman was a daughter of the late Roy and Edna Bailey Gasperson. She was also preceded in death by a son, Russell Shipman. Surviving is her husband, Cecil Shipman; a son, Randy C. Shipman and his wife Cathy of Arden; a sister, Pat Jackson and her husband John of Arden; two brothers, Don Gasperson and his wife Doris of Mills River and Kenneth Gasperson and his wife Connie of Arden and a grandson, Tracy R. Shipman. Mrs. Shipman was a graduate of Valley Springs and was retired from the cafeteria at T.C. Roberson High School. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday at Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Cecil Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-8:30 P.M. at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road. Memorial donations may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. I’m sorry for your loss Uncle Cricket. I know that in no way makes the loss any less or the pain any easier to bear. Aunt Betty was truly a wonderful person. My memories of seeing her at church and singing in the choir beside her are golden wonderful memories. I love her dearly and will always cherish the memories I have of her. I know without a doubt that she is in heaven and I will see her again someday. My prayers are with the family and may the grace of God sustain them through this difficult time.

  2. Cricket and Family

    Wilson and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to you for your loss. May God Bless and Keep each of you in this difficult time.

  3. To The Shipman Family,

    I remember Mrs. Shipman very fondly. As you know, she worked at T.C. Roberson in the cafeteria. I remember her smile, and she was always willing to help others where she worked. She was good to me and I appreciated her hard work very much. She will not only be missed by family and friends; but I shall miss her,too.

    All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Charles Koontz, former Principal at T.C.R.

  4. May God be with your family during this time of sorrow. Please remember that we have that Blessed hope of being re-united with our loved ones once again in Heaven.

  5. To The Shipman Family, Kenneth and Pat. You have our sympathy and prayers. We are thinking about you during the loss of your precious sister, Mother and wife. Remember, she is in Heaven now with the Lord and her loved one’s who has gone on. We read about Heaven in the Bible and we know it is a Beautiful place. May God Bless all of you. Love and prayers, Roger and Donnie Corn Grindstaff

  6. Dear Cricket and Family:

    There are no words to say that could ease your pain during this time. Betty was a special person who would do anything for anyone and she will be truly missed by all her family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.


    Jerry, Judy, Vicki and Lisa

  7. We were sorry to learn of Betty Jo’s passing. May God reach out with his healing hand and give peace to all of you. Dan @ Lil

  8. Cricket and Randy and Cathy, Words are not enough to say how we all feel about Betty going to Heaven so soon in our eyes but not soon enough in her eyes. We will miss her always and your loss is greater than ours. You will always have your favorite memories and thought and sounds and smells that will keep her close. If you need anything just call us we are only a phone call away. Betty was my closest Aunt and Cricket you are my closest Uncle and the closest thing to a Daddy that I have now. Always remember you all are loved very much. Love and Prayers Lois and Jonas

  9. Gasperson and Shipman family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Shipman and the ladies she worked with were such an important part of our day with their hard work and caring smiles and attitudes. She will be remembered quite fondly. Prayers for your peace and comfort.

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