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Joyce Henderson (King) Shipp

April 29, 1935 ~ February 12, 2021 (age 85)



Joyce King Shipp

April 29, 1935 – February 12, 2021

Joyce King Shipp, 85, passed away Friday, February 12, at Four Oaks Assisted Living, Four Oaks, NC.

A funeral will be held at 2 PM, Tuesday, February 16 at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville St., Clinton, with Rev. Tim Ameen officiating.  Friends will be received following the service at the funeral home.  The family requests wearing of masks and practicing social distancing.

Joyce truly loved caring for her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Her favorite retirement activities were working outdoors, traveling and supporting her grandchildren in their events.  She loved music and theater, rarely missing a production by the Sampson Community Theatre.

Born in 1935 in Sampson County, Joyce was the daughter of the late Reuben King and Stella Hairr.  Joyce worked with Hamilton Beach Co., in Clinton for many years before joining her husband, W. B., in his church ministry.  She will be remembered for her kindness and compassion for all people and her advocacy for the less fortunate.  Her sense of humor endeared her to all.  She was preceded in death by siblings, James Melvin King, Sadie King,  Bennett Boyette, Mack King and Louis King.

Survivors include:  son, William Glenn Shipp; daughters, Brenda Shipp Stallings and husband Ray and Phyllis Jean Shipp Hedrick and husband, James “Jim”; grandchildren: Somer Shipp Powell, Erin Stallings Ruppe and husband John Paul Ruppe, IV, Joan and Joshua Hedrick; great-grandchildren, Hayden Lynn Stallings, Abigail and Aubrey Ruppe; great-great granddaughter, Eleanor Norris; sister, Jewel Stevens and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the The Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter, at or 800-272-3900.

The family deeply appreciates the loving care shown by the staff of Four Oaks Assisted Living and Medi Home Hospice.






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Funeral Service
February 16, 2021

2:00 PM
Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home
118 Fayetteville Street
Clinton, NC 28328

Interment following funeral service
February 16, 2021

Grandview Memorial Garden
2809 N US Hwy 421
Clinton, NC 28328

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