Helen Riffey Shipley, age 76, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother of Bristol, TN went to be with the Lord on October 7, 2018 at Bristol Regional Medical Center.


She was born in Bristol, TN a daughter to the late Joseph and Bessie Moore Riffey.  Helen was a former employee of the R. C. Horner Company where she worked in the accounting department.  She was a member of Holston Valley Christian Church. Along with her parents was preceded in death by her brothers, Jack, Lawrence, and Donald Riffey.


Survivors include her loving husband of 50 years, Charles S. Shipley; daughters, Shari M. Shipley, Amy Singleton and husband Kevin; grandson, Ben; sister, Bonnie Lowe; brother, Joe M. Riffey; several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Holston Valley Christian Church with Minister Gary Barnett and Rev. Buddy Chapman officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5-6:45 pm prior to the service at the church. Committal service will be on Wednesday at 11 am at Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers include Marvin Beidleman, John Fleenor, David Arnold, Dale Carrier, and Roger Carrier.  Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Holston Valley Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holston Valley Christian Church, Bible School Fund, 980 Bristol Caverns Hwy, Bristol, TN 37620.