Michael Allen Shipes, 28, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
A resident of Wayne County for most of his life, Michael was born on November 22, 1993 in Gainesville, Florida. He was a tattoo artist by trade who loved writing music in his spare time. Michael enjoyed being clean cut and was known by many as a “pretty boy.” He enjoyed the finer things in life like good clothes and good shoes. His love of art and music was second to his love of family and friends which he devoted himself to unselfishly.
His maternal grandfather, Homer Shipes; paternal grandmother, Theresa Ann Baty and step grandmother, Dorothy Leggett , all preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughter, Willow Shipes of Claxton and one baby on the way; mother and stepfather, Tammy and Timmy Leggett of Jesup; biological dad, Mike Harless of Florida; siblings, Aaron Leggett and wife, Kylee, Ryan Leggett, Matthew Shipes, Elise Shipes-Lozzio and husband, James, Tiffany Shipes and Kaitlyn Leggett all of Jesup; maternal grandmother, Marilyn Shipes of Jesup and step grandfather, Donald Leggett; aunts, Kasandra, Karen and Adrienne Shipes and Lori Pate and husband, Jake; nieces and nephews, R.J. Leggett, Kasie Leggett, Dawson Shipes, Grayer Woodcock, Ava Leggett, Zayden Lozzio and Anna Shipes and cousins, Alex Shipes, Michael Hunley and Lexus Pate.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Donnie Mullis officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Interment will follow in Screven City Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Ryan Leggett, Aaron Leggett, Matthew Shipes, Jackson Woodcock, Vic Cruz and Austin Holland.
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