Shirleene M. Lipsey

August 8, 1931October 9, 2017

Shirleene M. Lipsey, slipped away from us to the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 9, 2017. Shirleene was born August 8, 1931 in Henderson County, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Pasadena, Texas and a faithful member of Sunset United Methodist Church. “Miss Lipsey”, as she was known to both parents and students alike, was a beloved kindergarten teacher at both Parks and Stuchbery Elementary for over 40 years. Prior to her career in education she worked at First Baptist Church Pasadena as a secretary to former Pastor Dr. L.D. Morgan. Shirleene was a consummate professional and always impeccably dressed. Shirleene loved her family, her students, and of course her dogs. She was a sweet kind-hearted, loving person who will be greatly missed by all of those who ever had the pleasure to have known her. Shirleene is survived by the love of her life Carl honored to have been married to for 39 years, sister Jerry Laughlin, nephews Jim, Jeff, and Jon Laughlin, her step- daughters, Pamela Lipsey (Nathan Sietz), Joan Cantwell (Jeff Cantwell), and grandson Jameson Cantwell. Please join Shirleene’s family on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11:30am to reflect on her life at her visitation. A service celebration of her beautiful life and legacy will begin at 12:30pm in the chapel of Grand View Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Swatzell II, officiating. Concluding services Shirleene will be laid to rest at South Park Cemetery, Pearland, Texas.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, October 12, 2017


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Jayden Miner

October 4, 2018

Omg I’m in 7th grade at Deer Park ISD and it’s super sad to hear that my kindergarten teacher passed away I pay all respects to her family mrs Lipsey was the best kindergarten teacher I could ever have
Well,goodbye mrs Lipsey 😔

Carrissa Enriquez

May 8, 2018

So sad. My kindergarten teacher. She is one of the reasons I teach. She will be greatly missed.

Diane Grizzoffi

November 26, 2017

Miss Lipsey was my son, Brian's Kindergarten teacher and his favorite teacher. He never forgot her. My prayers for her family.


November 1, 2017

So sorry to hear of Shirleene's passing. She will be missed. Be comforted knowing she is safe in God's memory.

Marsha Fischer

October 11, 2017

I was so blessed to have known Shirleene for most of my life since we were neighbors and fellow church members. She was such a special person! In 1988, I began a second career in education and was so excited to learn that I was going to be her student teacher. She taught me so much about compassion, patience, and what it really means to be a kindergarten teacher. We spent 25 years working together. It would have been more but I retired before she did! Shirleene made a difference in the lives of almost 1,000 children. Such a wonderful legacy and a wonderful life lived. Prayers of comfort for Carl, Jerry, and all of those who loved Shirleene and there were many!

Emily Walker

October 11, 2017

Mrs. Lipsey! You were a great and wonderful teacher and my brother Carl Walker was glad to have as his Kindergarten teacher. You will be missed!