Margarette “Margie” Shipley

Published 8:18 am Thursday, September 29, 2016

Margarette “Margie” Shipley, 84, of Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. Margie was born in Jefferson City, Tenn., to the late Ernest Milton Bramlett and Margarette Louise Haynes Bramlett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marion “Bud” Shipley, and two brothers, Ernest Milton Bramlett Jr. and David Reese Bramlett.
Margie retired as a child care provider and was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church. She took elevated courses in child care and was a member of the Elizabethton Book Club. She was an avid reader, loved to travel, enjoyed arts and crafts, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles and scrabble. Many Friday nights would find her enjoying card games. More than anything she loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Those left to cherish her memory include a sister, Mona Ernestine Sweeney and (Gene) of Elizabethton; one daughter, Suzi Wallace of Elizabethton; two sons, Spanky (Janet) Honeycutt of Knoxville and David (Kim) Honeycutt and life partner, Charles “Buddy” Dudley of Boston, Mass.; four grandchildren, Nikki (Diego) Vega, Jonathan Wallace, Jeremiah Honeycutt and Jordan Honeycutt; three great-grandchildren; two step-children, Debbie Hyder and Dexter (Donna) Shipley; a step-granddaughter, Harley Blevins; several nieces and nephews; her special friends, Shirley Gentry, Martha Gail Holden and Scott and Dathia Reynolds; and her special pets, Reese and Bunny.
A service to honor the life of Mrs. Margarette “Margie” Shipley will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 1, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton with Rev. Chris Shumate officiating. Music will be provided by Scott Reynolds, Bill and Rita Fancher and Michelle Shumate. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1 until 3 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. A private disposition will be held at a later time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, TN 37644 in honor of Margie. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book or by fax (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Shipley family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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