Sheri Lynn Shipes, 54, of Baxley died Thursday, November 25, 2021 at Community Hospice in Vidalia. 

Ms. Shipes was born February 27, 1967 in Baxley. She worked in retail and attended Baxley Church of God of Prophecy. She was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Shipes; her fiancé, Otis Clyde Harrell; and a great niece, Hope Lorraine Harmon. 

Survivors include her son, Grady Wymen Shipes; mother, Vinnie Hughes Shipes; brother, Danny Shipes, Sr.; nephew, Danny “Bubba” (Jessie) Shipes, Jr.; niece, Kristena Lynn Shipes; and great nieces and nephews, Harley Lee Harmon, Hunter Leif Harmon, Haleigh Lynn Harmon, Lyla Irene Shipes, and Amya Grace Shipes. 

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. from the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Tommy Jordan and Rev. Lester Weldon officiating. 

Interment followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Randy Spell, Michael Shipes, Samuel “Pebo” Hughes, William Newton, Andy Kersey, and Rex Hughes 

Honorary pallbearers were James Harrell, Gaylon Waters, Rickey Newton, Danny Shipes, Sr., Danny Shipes, Jr., Al Kersey, and David “Chuppie” Shipes. 

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.