Mary Shipp

August 11, 1919 - September 22, 2019

Service Date: September 28, 2019

Obituaries » Mary Shipp

Mother Mary Shipp was born to parents, Lewis Wright and Annie Smith Wright in Bushes, South Carolina, known as Old Ellenton, South Carolina. There were seven children born in this family. She received her early education in the public schools of Augusta, Georgia, where she lived for a while with her eldest sister after the death of her parents. She later went to Sardis, Georgia, to live with her sister, Sarah, and she grew up with her two nieces, Maria and Janie. Her sister was a teacher, so she decided to follow in her footsteps.

She was a member of Zion A.M.E. Church where she taught Sunday School in Sardis, Georgia. In 1937, she graduated from Screven County High School in Sylvania, Georgia. She attended Fort Valley State College and taught school for a period of time after receiving her teaching degree….Click here to view Obituary…

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