Laverne Sanderson Sipes
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Laverne Sanderson Sipes
  • July 5, 1931 - December 12, 2017
  • Jackson, Tennessee

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Laverne Sanderson Sipes, daughter of Ethel Moore Sanderson and William H. Sanderson, was born July 5, 1931 and died December 12, 2017. She was a graduate of North Side High School and of the West Tennessee Business College, both in Jackson, Tenn. Laverne made her career as a medical transcriptionist in the Pathology Department of the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital for over 30 years.
Married to James H. Sipes, Laverne had two daughters - Rosemarie Sipes and Christie Sipes Thomson, Jackson, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband James H. Sipes, and daughter Rosemarie Sipes. She was also preceded in death by sisters Earl Irene, Opal Finley, Dorothy Kirby, Edna Meadows, Lorraine Green, Bettye Hubbell, and by brothers Freeman Sanderson and David Sanderson.
Laverne is survived by daughter Christie Thomson (Matt), grandson Matt Thomson, Jr. (Kit), granddaughter Cynthia Thomson, and great-granddaughter Elizabeth Sipes Thomson.
Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 16 at George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home, N. Highland Ave. in Jackson with services immediately thereafter. Burial will follow at Ridgecrest Cemetery in Jackson. Serving as pallbearers will be Larry Sanderson, Cody Sanderson, Jeff Sipes, Matt Thomson, Jr., Scott Hubbell, Steve Meadows, and honorary pallbearer Jimmy Sanderson.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association.