Nancy Owens Shipley

12/20/1938 - 02/28/2021

Obituary For Nancy Owens Shipley

Nancy Lee Shipley, 82, of Jacksonville, NC, passed away peacefully at her home on February 28, 2021 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Nancy was born on December 20, 1938 to Charles and Mozelle Warwick in Lumberton, NC. The youngest of eight children she was preceded in death by her loving parents; brother, Charles Warwick, Jr.; and sisters, Louise Bryan and Alice Edwards. She is survived by sisters, Margaret Stanley and Ann Van Nordheim; and brothers, George Warwick and William Warwick. She was also preceded in death by husband, Donald R. Shipley and former husband and father of her children, Johnny Owens.

Nancy was a dedicated, caring and devoted mother to six sons. Mark Owens, Kirk Owens and Scott Owens of Merritt Island, Florida, Stan Owens of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Darren Owens of Athens, Georgia and Doug Owens of San Diego, California. She treasured all her family and embraced every moment with them. She especially cherished her role as a grandmother and great-grandmother and loved spending time with her six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Nancy’s beautiful smile, quick wit and wonderful sense of humor were the highlight of many family gatherings. She was beloved by her friends and customers at Fisherman’s Wharf where she worked for 23 years. She enjoyed going to church and found strength and peace through her relationship with God.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Colleen Owens, who loved Nancy and took such excellent care of her these past years, especially during Nancy’s last few months.

A private burial ceremony will be held at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
In Lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

A celebration of her life will be announced at a further date.

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The Donald Price family extends their condolences to the Owens family on the death of Nancy. We met the Owens when both fathers were stationed at Parris Island, SC in the early 70s. Dale especially remembers his friendship with Scott when they lived close to us in Jacksonville. Nancy always had a bright smile for everyone. May she Rest In Peace.
- Roberta Price
Love and miss you Aunt Nancy! Will forever cherish our memories and the fun we shared together! Karen
- Karen Warwick

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