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 www.CampCare.org.
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.
You may share your memories and send condolences to the family by selecting our guestbook above.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wallace. 910-285-4005
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Please accept our sympathies on you and your family’s loss. Words alone cannot bring you comfort - good memories over 40 years can.
Our prayers are with you.
Barbara and Dick White
Submitted by Barbara and Dick White on Oct 1 2018 01:00:20 PM
Mike, so sorry Sandy has left you and all her family and friends. May you find peace and comfort knowing the pain and suffering is over. Praying for the love of God to hold you all through this time of mourning.
Submitted by Jacque and Bill Moore on Sep 29 2018 06:55:48 AM
Mike it is so hard to put words how we feel about Sandy‘s passing. She was a great friend, I know she fought a hard fight. She will deplete be missed by many especially the original Rosemary/Kilbourne group.
Submitted by Richard & Rita Surel on Sep 24 2018 08:28:30 AM
Dear Mike and family,
We are in Cary with our daughter during this disaster. I don’t know if we will be able to attend the service,
But will make a contribution to the food pantry.
We have been thinking about you since that Monday.
Submitted by Mike and Elaine Masinick on Sep 21 2018 01:48:34 PM
Remembering all the happy & fun memories of Sandy & the Shipton family @ the Orlowski house & Camp Dearborn... God bless her.
Love, The Paweski Family
Submitted by Michele McCue on Sep 15 2018 11:26:34 AM
I would like to express my condolences in the loss of your dear loved one. The bible gives us hope of seeing them again in the promised resurrection according to scriptures such as [John 5:28-29] and [Acts 24:15]. We find further hope in [Isaiah 25:8] which says that Jehovah God will swallow up death forever. Also [Revelations 21:3-5] says that God wiall wipe out every tear from our eyes and death will be no more. I hope these scriptures will be of some comfort.
With Deep Sympathy.
Submitted by Alma Sumler on Sep 15 2018 09:51:25 AM
My condolences to the entire family. I’m saddened by your loss Sandy was such a wonderful woman. I’m sure our Lord has welcomed her with open arms. Rest In Peace Sandy Sending prayers for all of you. Marcia Pankau O’Dwyer (Michigan)
Submitted by Marcia Pankau ODwyer on Sep 12 2018 08:04:14 AM
Our deepest condolences to the family. When our loved ones fall asleep in death, words alone cannot ease the pain of our loss. Our loving God Jehovah understands how we feel and he comforts us by means of his word the Bible. Psalm 147:3 reads He (God) heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds. We can also find comfort from Jesus words at John 5:28-29 “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”. May these scriptures bring comfort and calmness of heart to you during the difficult days ahead.
Submitted by The Rivers Family on Sep 12 2018 06:06:30 AM
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