1968 – 2021
Wendy Jenrette Fipps of Tabor City was born Aug. 6, 1968 and passed away on Jan. 8 in McLeod Seacoast hospital, Little River. She was 52.
She was the daughter of Bettie Gore Jenrette and the late Harry Jenrette Jr. She is also predeceased by her sister, Jeanene Jenrette Lee.
In addition to her mother she is survived by her husband of 26 years, Shawn Fipps; a sister, Michele Jenrette Williams and husband Jonathan; nephew Jon; brother in law Nelson Lee; niece Madison Lee Ward; nephew Harrison “Rett” Jenrette Lee; niece Chessa Lee; great nephew Nash Ward; and great nephew Noxx Ward.
Wendy graduated from Nakina High School in 1986 and attended Pembroke State University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She earned a Master’s degree in Elementary Education at Pembroke State University.
Wendy was an elementary school teacher in the Whiteville City School District for 30 years. Wendy has been a wonderful wife to the love of her life and best friend Shawn for 26 years. Wendy loved her two fur babies Snuggles and Hemi like they were her children. Wendy loved to travel, she loved the beach, and she loved to fish in the Waccamaw River with her husband. She loved to cook and have social gatherings at her home. Wendy also loved to read and play the piano. If you knew her she would light up the darkest room when she walked into it, with her beautiful smile and outgoing personality. She was previously awarded Teacher of the Year, teaching was her passion and she touched the lives of many students over the years. She has been a lifetime member of Old Zion Wesleyan Church. She served her Lord and Savior for 52 wonderful years. She loved her family more than anything. Her giving spirit and loving nature will be missed by all.
Graveside services were planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, in Isaac Gore Cemetery, Miller Road, Tabor City.
Visitation was planned following the service at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shawn Fipps, 2757 Miller Rd., Tabor City, NC 28463.
A guest register is available here.