Sandra Ann Shipton Orlowski



Sandra Ann Shipton Orlowski, 65, of Wallace left this earthly life for her eternal rest on Monday, September 10, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on December 26, 1952 in Detroit, MI and was the daughter of the late David Lee and Mary Ann Gardner Shipton.

Sandra was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Burgaw, NC.

Surviving to cherish her memory is her best friend and devoted husband of 46 years, Michael E. Orlowski; her son, Michael G. Orlowski (Kim) of Clayton, NC; her daughter, Michele A. Adkisson (John) of Charlotte; grandchildren, Michael W. Orlowski and Lexi Orlowski; siblings, David Shipton (Kathy) of Detroit, MI, John Shipton of Detroit, MI., Carrie S. Keuten (Robert) of Charlotte and Paul Shipton of Detroit, MI.; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends that loved Sandra dearly.

Not only was Sandra a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, but a true friend to many. With a sparkle in her eyes, a joyful spirit and a delightful smile, Sandra was a joy to know and love. She was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was tiny in stature but big in heart and always had a kind word to others. Sandra’s sweet spirit will forever dwell in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Sandra’s name may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Food Pantry 1303 US HWY 117 S, Burgaw, NC 28425, or to Camp Care at

Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, September 28th, 2018 at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Charlotte, NC.

The family will receive friends from 12:15pm to 12:45pm on Friday, prior the service at St. Matthews Catholic Church.

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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wallace. 910-285-4005