Jim Shipman, a friend, and fellow minister to the bereaved along with clergy, was one of the few people I know who continued to learn and grow the longer he lived. He was fun, funny, and silly sometimes, but with all that he was a very serious man, dedicated to a life of service and love. A lot of people refer to the"love of my life", however in Jim's case that was totally and absolutely true. I am pretty sure he could not have achieved all he did without Jan's balance and common sense, and constant support. She didn't mince words with some of Jim's words or actions, and yet she never stopped being always at his side. It goes without saying that Angie, James, Davis, Katie, and Lily were the apples of his eye. His extended family was also extremely dear to him. This was a remarkable man and we will miss him sorely. And will give thanks for having been a friend for over 30 years.
A man of integrity, compassion, humor and strength, Jim will sorely be missed by all who knew, loved and respected him. May you take comfort in his memory, legacy and the respect he earned from his family, friends and everyone whose life he touched. We are proud be in those legions that knew, respected, trusted him and enjoyed his spirit. Jim will always be with us in our hearts.
I was a young nurse when I met Jim, He was caring and helping with me as he came to Maddiline villa to get the residents that had passed.And then later other places I worked in the Marysville area. He knew at first I was nervous and knew the right things to make me feel better. Later in years he helped with my friends son,husband and then my friend. He later helped with other friends of me in the time of need. He was very compassionate and caring. He knew we both had quick wit and humor. He once asked me what my wishes were, when I told him a funny response, he said really?? I said sure why not, then I smiled and he laughed and almost fell off his chair, then back to the business at hand we needed to take care of..I am sorry to hear of the passing of a wonderful man. I am sorry Jan and family you have lost your loved one. Cherish your memories and God be with you now and in the future.
Know that your entire family & friends are in our thoughts and prayers of comfort.
My friend and colleague Jimmy Shipman: A very genuine, caring and passionate human being. I had the privilege to work along side Jimmy Shipman for many years. I often marveled at his compassion and integrity while he always focused on serving others.
"Although it's difficult for us today to see beyond the sorrow, may all looking back in our memory help comfort us tomorrow"