Barbara Ann Shipp Jackson

Published 4:38 pm Monday, March 2, 2020

Barbara Ann Shipp Jackson, 87, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020, at her residence. Born April 24, 1932 in Seatonville, Ill., to the late J. Roscoe and Edith Elizabeth Velker Shipp, she had lived in Elizabethton since 1963.
Barbara was a former employee at Magnavox. She retired from the Carter County School System as a custodian at Valley Forge Elementary School where she was known as Ma Maw. She was of the Christian Faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Joey Jackson, and a brother, Robert Shipp.
Survivors include her children, Lorraine (Roy) Wilson, Mary (Sam) Orduna and Steve (Sherry) Jackson, all of Elizabethton; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steve Waycaster and Rev. Roy Wilson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Butler. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Barbara to the Tennessee School for the Blind, 115 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Nashville, TN 37214. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website,
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Jackson family.

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