Mary Magdalene Shipes Deese


Mary Magdalene Shipes Deese, 87, of Graceville passed away, Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the Graceville Health Center.

She was born January 26, 1936, in Graceville, Florida to the late William Perry Shipes and Ruthie Mae Weimorts Shipes. Mrs. Mary was a housekeeper for many years. She was a member of New Hope Assembly of God Church and attended church at Liberty Church in Vernon with her granddaughter and family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Warren Deese, two daughters Melissa Holloway and Pamela Fields.

She is survived by her daughter Ginger Drake, Seminole, FL, son Tony Holloway (Paul Ropp), Lil Rock, AR, two granddaughters Jenny Henderson (Alan), Graceville, Lesleigh Vronan (Scott), Vernon, CT, grandson Jor’el Ellis, St. Pete, FL, two great granddaughters, Payton Henderson, Briana Brock (Alex), Graceville.

A Celebration of Life will be 1 p.m., (CST), Thursday, November 16, 2023, at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home. A time of visitation will be 12:30 until time of the service.


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