Memorial services for Mrs. Barbara J. Sipes, age 80, will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Humboldt with a burial at Gibson Memorial Gardens. Visitation service for the general public will be Tuesday evening from 4-6 PM and Wednesday morning 9:00 AM with funeral service at 10AM and graveside service following.
Mrs. Sipes retired from Emerson in Humboldt but worked until her final moments on this earth because it was truly what she loved. Her most recent efforts included managing three successful Airbnb and a shop front at Rachel's Attic in Milan. These businesses kept both Mrs. Barbara and Mr. William on the go.
Her most recent passion was renovating her newest home on Main Street in Humboldt and the day of her passing was full of all the things she loved to do including eating breakfast at Rachel's Diner, thrift shopping with her sister Mildred and niece Beverly followed by baking and cooking for a family event later that evening. Mrs. Sipes always lived a very full life.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years William Sipes and five daughters; Christine Warrington, Tootsie (Ann) Doss, Cindy Attaway, Frankie Warrington and Gina Thompson as well as two step children Brannon and Stacie Sipes. As well, Mrs. Sipes loved all 10 of her grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Sipes was the daughter of the late Sherman T. and Rutha Mae Climer. The middle of 11 children, she is survived by her sisters Martha Robison, Faye Thomas, Mildred Warrington and brother Larry Climer.
She loved her home church at Emmanuel Baptist Church and raised her daughters there during their formative years, joining many of her family members who still continue to attend there today.
Pallbearers for the service include Josh Pafford, Chase Doss, Luke Denton, Colby Simmons, Matt Denton, Bobby Warrington, and Bruce Pafford.
Mrs. Sipes will be missed by all her knew and loved her.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you send any donations on behalf of Mrs. Barbara Sipes to Emmanuel Baptist Church, Humboldt, TN.