Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Lipham, Virginia Owen
Virginia Owen Lipham, 85, of Summerville, SC, wife of Homer Lee Lipham, passed away Monday, January 13, 2014, at Trident Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning, January 15, 2014 at 11 o’clock in Parks Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Summerville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 o’clock at Parks Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lipham was born February 4, 1928, in Amory, MS, a daughter of the late Robert Earl Owen and Lula Richardson Owen. She was retired from EM Jones Chevrolet Company, where she worked as the office manager. She also worked for McElveen Pontiac Buick GMC for 28 years as a driver. She was a member of Summerville Baptist Church, Hope Sunday School Class, Women’s Missionary Union, and Patchwork Quilters Group. She also always enjoyed traveling and helping people.
Mrs. Lipham is survived by her husband of 66 years, Homer Lee Lipham; five sisters in law: Joan E. Owen of Summerville, Dorothy L. Traylor of Pensacola, FL, Erlene L. Shelnutt (Bernard) of Ocala, FL, Elizabeth K. Lipham of Sumter, SC, and Virginia C. Lipham of Pensacola, FL; five nieces and nephews: Teresa Owen Hinnant (Johnny) of Eutawville, SC, Mylan E. Owen, Jr. and Robert Todd Owen (Anita) of Summerville, James Gerald Bowers (Paulette) of Myrtle Beach, and Karen Bowers Jones (Ron) of Los Angeles, CA. She also leaves behind nieces and nephews in Ocala and Pensacola, FL, many great nieces and nephews, and special friends.
In addition to her parents, Virginia is predeceased by two sisters, Jeanelle Owen Cuzzort and Annette Owen Bowers; and one brother, Mylan Earl Owen, Sr.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Mission Fund at Summerville Baptist Church, 417 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483.
Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home, 130 West 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483. www.parksfuneralhome.com.