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Gerald Shipp

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Gerald Lee Shipp, 66,

Gerald Lee "Jerry" Shipp, 66, of West Lafayette, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013, in at St. Elizabeth Hospital East.

Jerry was born on January 1, 1947, in Fort Wayne. He was the son of the late Charles William and Edith Pike Shipp.

After graduating from Lafayette Jeff High School in 1965, Jerry was employed as a social worker at Wabash Center. In his free time he enjoyed volunteering and working with recovering drug addicts and alcoholics.

Jerry was a member of the Lafayette Urban Ministry. He was also involved in the Red Ribbon Coalition, the S.U.R.F. Center, Legal Services, and Area IV.

Jerry is survived by his daughter, Hazey Shipp of Lafayette; one granddaughter, Aiyana King; one sister, Mary Alice Brooks of Lafayette; and one brother, Thomas Shipp of West Lafayette.

He was preceded in death by three brothers: Charles David, Richard William, and Jon Allen.

Services will be held on Friday, April 5th at 5 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Lafayette. Friends may call from 4 p.m. till the time of service.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Lafayette Urban Ministry. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.

You may light a Candle of Hope in Remembrance of Jerry by visiting www.fisherloy.com.

Published in the Journal & Courier on Apr. 4, 2013
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