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Austin Wayne Shipp

Visitation: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 24, 2024

Location: Weymouth Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 25, 2024

Location: First Baptist Church in Newport News, VA

Austin Wayne Shipp, 2 years old, passed away unexpectedly and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 19, 2024.  Austin was filled with energy, curiosity, joy, and as much love for Jesus as any 2-year-old could have. He loved his church, First Baptist Church of Newport News, where he attended Sunday School and Pre-School. If there was a dinosaur book around, he wanted it read to him. Austin loved bike rides and walks at the “turtle park” with his pup, Denver, his “favorite girl.” He made friends everywhere he went and was always ready to be a helper.

Austin is survived by his loving parents, Myles and Anne Marie Shipp of Newport News; his adoring grandparents, Wayne and Darlene Shipp, Bonnie Belile, and Carl and Kimberley Pope; his great-grandparents, Carl and Mary Sue Pope, and Col. James M. Puckett, USMC; his Aunt Melody Mattice and Uncle Matthew Shipp and many extended family, including great-aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Linda P. Puckett, Curtis E. Belile, LCDR (USN) and Dorothy Belile, and Beatrice Shipp.

The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 24, 2024 at Weymouth Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2024 at First Baptist Church of Newport News by Rev. Randy Shepley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Newport News Preschool.


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#6 Jennifer Moore 2024-03-25 13:56
I have no words. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your sweet precious one, Austin. My deepest sympathy to your family. Prayers to you Myles, your wife, and your entire family. May the Lord wrap you in his loving arms and comfort you in this devastating time.
#5 Megan Mooney 2024-03-25 13:30
To Myles and family - my heart breaks for the loss of your sweet boy. I know that God will give you the strength you need to face the days ahead as you navigate the world without him. We are lifting you up in prayer and keeping you and your family close in our thoughts.
#4 Susan Sailor 2024-03-24 17:24
I am praying for the Lord's comfort for your precious family. Sending you virtual hugs.
#3 Tracy L. Houston 2024-03-23 19:01
Myles and Anne Marie, we are truly saddened at the passing of your precious son Austin. He was a joy both at church as well as in the Preschool. He was loved by all of us and we will miss his beautiful smile. We will be praying for comfort from our Heavenly Father during this sad and difficult days ahead. May you feel His loving arms wrapped around you.
#2 Cassy Sims 2024-03-23 00:20
I am thinking of you and your family.
#1 Melinda Berg 2024-03-22 22:01
I will get to meet little Austin in Heaven. My deepest and most sincere sympathy to Myles and AnneMarie. Your cousin x2

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