Sharon Shipley (Floydada)

The Lord called home Sharon Watson Shipley, June 5, 2021.  A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 14, 2021 at the Moore-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Floydada.  Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

She was born October 25, 1943, in Merced, California to Edward and Lois Watson. Sharon Shipley was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, and sister.

Upon graduation from high school Sharon attended nursing school and received her LVN in 1963. She moved to Plainview and soon after met the love of her life, Billy Mack Shipley of Floydada. They married June 20, 1964, built their first home, and began their life in Lubbock, Sharon continued working several years then quit to stay home to better take care of the house and her boys, Mark, Brian, and later Tony. About the time Tony reached his teenage years they moved to Floydada and remained there.

Sharon loved being a homemaker, she loved reading her paperbacks, but she loved baking her cheese rolls. These rolls were well known in the area as Sharon apparently provided them for any event.

One of her neighbors Ann Reddy, asked her for the recipe. Sharon said, “they’re easy, you don’t knead them”. Ann promptly replied, “I know, I don’t need them, but I want them”. Sadly, to all friends and neighbors Bill said she did not have a recipe, she just made them.

Sharon Shipley loved her family and friends fiercely.

Sharon Shipley was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Lois Watson, son Tony Shipley of Cedar City, Utah, and brother Dennis Watson of Big Spring, Texas.

She was survived by husband Bill Shipley of Floydada; sons, Mark Shipley of St. Louis, Missouri, and Brian Shipley of Driftwood, Texas; her grandchildren, Briana Shipley of St. Louis, Missouri, Cassidy Shipley, Marissa and Grady Shipley from Driftwood, Texas, Ian Shipley , Marielle Mackleprang, of Cedar City, Utah; her great-grandchildren, Autumn and Aiden of Cedar City, Utah; her brothers, Eddie Watson of Tennessee Colony, Texas, Jack Watson of Abilene, Texas, Bobby Watson of Odessa, Texas; her sisters, Phyllis Gilliland of Waco, Texas, Jerry Chambless of Alvord, Texas, Terry Watson of Odessa, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; and Lisa Shobe, special “daughter” whose parents Edith & Art, were best friends of Sharon and Bill Shipley.

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