Mildred G. Shipley

August 28, 2009


Past Services

Monday August 31, 2009
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Tuesday September 01, 2009
Rosewood Memorial Park
631 N. Witchduck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757 497-8925 | Directions
Tuesday September 01, 2009
1:00 pm

Mildred G. Shipley

Virginia Beach – Mildred G. Shipley, Nanny Shipley 86, passed away Friday evening August 28, 2009 at Sentara Leigh Hospital. She was born in Norfolk County to the late Miles T. Ainsley, Jr. and Mary Gertrude Sexton Ainsley. She is predeceased by a son, Albert Harrison Shipley, Jr.; two sisters, Sarah Stewart Cross and Nina Marie Collier; two brothers-in-law, Jensen Sawyer and Henry Collie; and one son-in-law, William Shaw.

She is survived by 2 siblings, Ruth Sawyer and Kenneth Ainsley; 3 daughters, Barbara Shaw of Virginia Beach, Deanna Ferrari and husband Leo of Virginia Beach, and Shirley Nelson and husband Ronald of Zuni, VA.; 3 grandchildren, Gina Parker, Jody Kuehn, and Toni Ferrari; 6 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was the world’s best Mama and Nanny and she will be greatly missed.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd in Virginia Beach. Burial will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Craig Collins
8 years ago

Barbara and family,

I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. I never had the pleasure of meeting your mom but I know she was a very special person. You will be in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Gail Harman
8 years ago

Barbara and family: my thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mother was a beautiful individual and a joy to know. I trust that loving and strong memories will comfort you. Gail

Mauro and Mareida Consalvi
8 years ago


You are very blessed for the fond memories you have with your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mauro and Mareida Consalvi

Ernest , Sonia, Jean-Yves, Ghislain Schneider
8 years ago

Dear Barbara and family

We are sincerely mourning with you for your Mom.

In silent grief

8 years ago

Dear Barbara,

Natasha and I are sending our condolances to you and your family.

It is always hard to lose mom.

Sorry, but it is life.



Mark Sawyer
8 years ago

I am so sorry for the loss of a wonderful lady. I would see Aunt Mildred every so often throghout the years and she always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. There are many stories ciculating around the family of the times Mildred babysat my father when he was a boy and some of the humorous outcomes of those events. I am sure a few of these will be told again in the next few days. We all miss her, but take solace knowing she has moved on to a better place to be with God.


Mark Jenson and Charlotte’s son, Ruth’s grandson

Deborah Alberti
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Having recently loss my own mother, I know the sadness you are experiencing but I also know the peace you will feel in knowing that she is at peace and free of her pain and suffering. I know she must have been very special from the way I heard you speak of her so often. May all your special memories of her and the prayers of your friends serve as sources of comfort to you in the days ahead.

joyce s. dudley
8 years ago

I remember Mildred as a very gracious and lovely woman. Although I moved away from VA to GA 44 years ago, I visited with Mildred at my Fathers home during his funeral and she had not changed still tall and thin like her Mother I saw a picture of Trudy in a group setting with my Dad, Uncle Fayette, Aunt Ethel and maybe Uncle Lindley I am not sure of that and still very sweet and kind. I am sure you will miss her but will remember all the good times with her like I remember with my Mother and Father.

Peace be with all of you,


Joyce June and Tommy’s sister

mike ward
8 years ago

it as been so many years.I offten wondered about the familey and felt a part of your familey when I lived on oklahoma ave.I Remember your mother always had a smile.I feel sadness for your loss.She is home with god now.

8 years ago

Please accept my sympathy, on the loss of your mother. Mothers are very special people in our lives.

My prayers an thoughts are with you

and your family.

Kurt Kellum

Nat Stern
8 years ago

Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Nat & Joyce Stern

Delphine Smith
8 years ago

Shirley and family my prays are with you and the family. May God continue to comfort you and the family in your time of sorrow.

Dede Smith