Cynthia (Cindy) A. Shipp, 65, of St. Bernard Ohio, died unexpectedly on May 13, 2022. She is the loved wife of Jerry Shipp Sr. Constant confidant of twin sister Cheryl (Smith) Bently. Proud Mother of Leslie Shipp (Johnson), John Shipp Sr. and stepson Jerry Shipp Jr. Dedicated GG (Goofy Grandma) to her six Grandchildren, Gabe (16), Mya (15), Bing (10), Crosby (7), Johnny (3), and Eleanor (1). Favorite Mother-in-Law to Shondre and Brandy.
Her greatest accomplishment was being a Grandma, but in her work, she was a dedicated Public Servant with nine months shy of 30 years. She worked as a Crossing Guard, Craft Lady, and 911 Dispatcher for the Village of St. Bernard before going full time to the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Public Safety as a 911 Dispatcher. She was involved in Amateur Radio and a member of the Queen City Emergency Net and the OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society.
Cindy’s hobbies included bowling, ceramics, indoor and outdoor gardening, diehard Cincinnati Reds and Bengals fan, caring for her many beloved dogs and arguing with Richard, reading (ALWAYS had a good murder mystery or romance novel), turning strangers into friends, avoiding aging by maintaining her red locks, making up words and off-color sayings, and stationary expert (a card for EVERY occasion). Favorite activities were playing with grandkids, Reds’ Opening Day, Zoo outings, chilling with a beer or highball, and porch frogging.
Cindy never claimed fame for the Military Mom she was, but she raised three Veterans and continued to raise her Veteran husband.
She died peacefully after a short stay in the UC Medical Center from a massive brain bleed. Death did not interrupt her Public Service as she donated many organs and tissue to patients in dire need thereby living on in others. She was given a Walk of Honor by fellow Dispatchers, Police Officers, Staff, and Family on her way to give her gifts.
Family will hold a service in her honor officiated by Pastor Bill Godby at Hodapp Funeral Home in Carthage, 7401 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45216, on Saturday May 28, 2022 from 9 A.M. until time of funeral service at 11:00 A.M. Friends and Family can help celebrate her life with a Wake at the St. Bernard Eagles immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers or gifts please feel free to donate in Cindy’s name to her favorite charities Hamilton County ASPCA and UNICEF-Ukrainian Children in Crisis.
NC8V Ted - May 30, 2022
Jerry, OM—I am so sorry I didn’t learn about Cindy’s service on the 28th until the 29th—I would have wanted to stand by you just as you and Cindy have stood by your friends all these years. My thanks to you and your kids for sharing her with us all these years. We are the better for having known her.
Jill and Tim - May 28, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shipp family during this most difficult time. We pray that you find comfort knowing Cindy is in the arms of Jesus and that you will find peace looking to God to get through each day.
Kimberly A Jones - May 28, 2022
I cannot believe she's gone. She always made sure that even after we stopped working together that I always knew she was my friend, and I was never forgotten. Her loss is great to all those who knew and loved her.
Jim - May 23, 2022
Cindy you will be Greatly Missed by All. It was a pleasure working with you at UCPD! RIP! Ofc. Lunkenheimer #213 UCPD Retired.
Jill Schmidt - May 21, 2022
We will miss Cindy's smiling face when she used to walk in the door at the ECC. She was always early for her shift at UCPD and would help anyone out that ever asked her. You could always count on a card for whatever event was going on in your life at that time from Cindy. Jerry, Leslie and Johnny you will be in our thoughts and prayers as you deal with the lose of a loving a caring woman.
Sharon Dukes - May 21, 2022
I am so sorry for loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Shipp family. Please accept my condolences during this difficult time.
Dale & Judy Witzeman - May 20, 2022
Jerry, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Donna O'Mara - May 20, 2022
So very sorry to learn of Cindy-s passing. What a wonderful tribute to mankind by being an organ donor!. Please accept condolences from her two cousins: Donna (Morgan) O'Mara and Kathy (Morgan) Johnson
Debbie Montgomery-Dugger - May 20, 2022
Knowing you as our sons grew up together, I always thought of you and Jerry as very COOL people and loved you both right away. I will truly miss running into you and chatting and Facebook info. You were a great human being and were loved by so many. RIP my friend. I will see you on the other side, so this is not goodbye it's see you later. Love you Cindy.
Steven&Mary - May 19, 2022
Thank you for being an organ and tissue donor. Because of donors, I had a second chance of sight in my life. I can never say enough about families that opted for organ and tissue donation. From me, a thank you is never enough.. God will always be with your family.
Carol & Karen - May 19, 2022
RIP Cindy Lou. We are blood forever and you will be missed forever. You will always be my sister from another mother. You are very special and a part of me is gone to heaven to help God and Sandy keep everyone in line. Love you💔💔
Anna - May 19, 2022
From my family to yours, sending our sincere condolences for the passing of your mamma. In this sorrowful time, I am at a loss of words to express my sadness about your loss. May God keep you in his embraces and may you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Anna
John & Tonika - May 19, 2022
Although we only met once, it feel as though we've always known you. You were very outgoing, compassionate, and full of humor. Cindy was full of laughter, and jokes on our first meeting at Leslie's wedding rehearsal dinner. You will be missed Cindy...but Heaven has gained a CHAMPION!!
Frantasia - May 19, 2022
I didn’t get the pleasure of meeting Cindy but I did hear stories of her. She seemed to have one of the most kindest loving spirits. I pray for peace and comfort during this time. 💕