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Herman Shipp, Jr.

Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 6pm to 8pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:00 am

Longmeadow Church of the Brethren


Herman Albert Shipp, Jr., 99, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Friday, April 2, 2021, at his home.

Born Sunday, November 27, 1921 in Harrisonburg, VA, he was the son of the late Herman Albert Shipp, Sr. and the late Effie Mae (Hinegardner) Shipp.

Herman was a retired dairy farmer and later worked as a salesmen at a Martin's Elevator. 

He was an avid gardener and a member of the Longmeadow Church of the Brethren.

He is survived by his children; daughter, Sharon K. Shipp and husband Mark Beesley; son, Dennis E. Shipp; son, James A. Shipp; and daughter, Marianne M. Henesy and husband Tim; grandchildren, Matthew Henesy and wife Rebecca, Jonathan Henesy and Mary Claire Beesley; and great grandchildren, Jack and Sadie Henesy.

In addition to his parents, Herman was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Lorraine Shipp.

Services will be held Friday, April 9, 2021, at 11:00 am, at the Longmeadow Church of the Brethren, 19642 Longmeadow Road Hagerstown, MD, with Pastor Paul Leatherman officiating.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd N. Hagerstown, MD 21742, on Thursday, April 8, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Interment will be at the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made at Hospice of Washington County 747 Northern Ave 21742 or to the Longmeadow Church of the Brethren, 19642 Longmeadow Road Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Guest Book

Sharon, Dennis, James, and Marianne — my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time. I have very fond memories of you all (especially Sharon since we are the same age) and both your parents from Shipp family reunions many years ago. I can remember my parents, John and Emily, looking forward to spending time, visiting with Herman and Mary at reunions each year. May they have a grand reunion in Heaven now.

Paula Shipp Smith
Harrisonburg, Virginia

He will surely be missed he was truly a great husband ,Dad,grandfather to my cousin and families and a wonderful Christian Man !!!He was so sweet and kind!! Wish I could be there but my thoughts and prayers are with you from Sebring florida. Love to All !!! Cuz Bev Mowen Hann Sebring Florida

beverly mowen hann
sebring , florida

Dear Family, I saw Bro. Herman’s obit. In Harrisonburg’s Daily News Record. I had no idea he was from this area. You have my deepest sympathy. I did not know Herman very well. However,I enjoyed the fellowship I had with him and Mary while I was Pastor at Longmeadow, 1985-1990. They were faithful servants on the Board of Deacons. Bro. Herman’s quiet ways and wise counsel were very important to the congregation’s mission and ministry. I hope you feel our Lord’s Presence and Peace during this time of your great loss. “ let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith”- Hebrews 12:1-2. Fraternally in Christ, Gale H. Younkins

Gale Younkins
Bridgewater, Va.

Jim, So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and your family at this time. Our thoughts and prayers of comfort are with you all. Dennis and Sheree Rauth.

Sheree Rauth
Little River , SC

My parents, Emmert and Esther Bittinger, noticed Herman Shipp's obituary in our Harrisonburg, VA newspaper, and shared some of their memories of your family. Dad was pastor at Longmeadow Church of the Brethren back in the 1960's, and I, too, have memories of our years there, and spending time at the Shipp farm, specifically with Sharon. What a long and productive life, and dedication to the church your father had! Emmert and Esther are now in their mid-nineties, living in the Bridgewater Retirement Community.

Lorraine (Lori) Bittinger Lineweaver
Bridgewater, Virginia

Our hearts goes out to the family during this time. Family memories will be carry on forever, Uncle Jr. will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all. Love all. Mary Deavers, Alice Gibson and family.

Mary Deavers
Rockingham, VA

Just wanted to say that Mr.Shipp was my best neighbor I ever had. Very kind and giving and a good Christmas man. I will miss him lots. Phyllis Rose

Phyllis Rose
Hagerstown, Maryland

Our Christian sympathy goes out to the family at this time of Mr. Shipp's passing. Stephanie has many fond memories of staying with the family on the farm outside Hagerstown and we have a photograph of Mike sledding down that lane with our oldest son James- taken around 1985 after a Sunday lunch. Mr. and Mrs. Shipp were warm, friendly people who will be fondly missed and we look forward to seeing them again in heaven.

Michael and Stephanie (Bywaters) Bussard
Sharpsburg, Maryland

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Shipp family. Herman lived a good life serving the Lord and caring for his family. We hope that you will be comforted by the many memories you have.

Eric and Cheryl Seifarth

We are so sorry for your loss of your father. Prayers are with you and your family always. God bless John and Shelley Mitchell (Jack’s son)❤️

John and Shelley Mitchell
Afton, Va

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