ForeverMissed
Joshua Paul Shipp, 35, of Birmingham, transitioned to his eternal rest on August 20, 2020, at home after years of struggling with complications from Diabetes.

Although only 35 at the time of his death, Josh affected many people in his lifetime.


Those who knew Josh, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives.  He was a member of Faith Temple Church and New Life Christian Assembly.  He was deeply committed to JROTC in Midfield High School and was awarded many honors as well as the Mayor’s award upon graduation from Midfield High School in 2002. Josh was an avid gaming enthusiast and a lifelong fan of the Auburn football team. Josh was gifted to sing and God used him to bless many as he sang his adorations to his Lord and savior Jesus Christ.


He was born in Birmingham, grew up in Powderly and spent his teenage years in Marietta, GA later transferring to Alabama for his senior year at Midfield High. He is the third of three beloved children to Ellis Shipp and Susan Core (Roderick) of Birmingham. 


Besides his parents, Josh leaves behind his sister, Jessica (Sean Phillips); sister, Joanna (Nick Fullerton); step-brother, Adonis Palmer; Stepdad, Roderick Core, Stepmother, Janet Shipp; stepsister Marie (Barry Adair); stepbrother, Adam Goodwin (Amber); grandparents, Glenn and Faye Shipp; grandmother, Joanne Wolfe; multiple nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles and many other loving family members and friends.


A virtual memorial service will be held on September 19 at 2:00pm CST.


For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, Josh’s family would appreciate donations to the Davita Dialysis Center (https://www.dialysispatients.org/) or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (https://www.jdrf.org/ )

Posted by Byron Jackson on August 27, 2020
Omg I just found out about Josh passing. Man this hurts. 2020 has been one emotional year and now this. Praying for the family. Josh and I worked security together and discovered we had allot in common. Never knew he was from Powderly until me and him chopped it up one day at work and were cool every since. He always made sure I had a ride home before I got some wheels finally and always looked out for me and others. Dang man you will be truly missed brother. Rest in Heaven bro.
Posted by Riley Offenbacker on August 26, 2020
I am devastated to hear this news. Josh was such a great friend all these years. I remember one time when he lived in Powder Springs I had just got my license and we told my parents that he was older than me so I could be cool and drive over and pick him up and he drove back from the corner store by my house. We were both a nervous wreck thinking we would get caught. We used to hang out with Haley Henry in school and after. He is the only reason I made it through freshman year in the village.In school and on the football field he really did have my back. I will miss you forever brother and I know God has given you the biggest wings because now you have the burden of being our Guardian Angel. Fly high Brother.
Posted by David Larson on August 26, 2020
I met Josh playing Destiny on Xbox. He would sing to us in the middle of a raid attempt while people would take a bathroom, food, or smoke break. He eventually moved to other games but we tried to keep in touch when life would allow. I’ll miss you my friend, and my heart is broken
Posted by Cindy Mckelvey on August 26, 2020
Susan I never met Josh but through you I feel I knew him. I listened to his music last evening and fell in love with it. Especially "Go Rest High on that Mountain". I think of Mom when I hear it. Now I will remember his voice and think of him singing it. I wanted to let you know we are thinking of you and your family especially Aunt Jo. We love you all.
Posted by Rob DeFreese on August 26, 2020
If you were anything like your mother, you are wonderful person. May you rest in peace whole and no longer fighting. May your spirit fly with the angels in total bliss knowing you have touched so many lives. God bless and fly high.
Posted by Susan For SLC Aquatics on August 26, 2020
Son, there are no words. I am thankful for the times we spent each morning and afterwards we traveled together to and from dialysis. Your favorite stop at your favorite fast food afterwards.
You have blessed us in song and the love you shared with your nephews and nieces and your cousins.
There were many close calls in the past years and you got back up and recently the pain and weakness was too much!
Rest my son from your labors and rejoice forevermore with your Jesus!
I will miss you so much and wish I could hold you in my arms one more time! The Lord was ready for you and I will one day accept it. I hope to see you again! Love, Mom ❤️

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Posted by Byron Jackson on August 27, 2020
Omg I just found out about Josh passing. Man this hurts. 2020 has been one emotional year and now this. Praying for the family. Josh and I worked security together and discovered we had allot in common. Never knew he was from Powderly until me and him chopped it up one day at work and were cool every since. He always made sure I had a ride home before I got some wheels finally and always looked out for me and others. Dang man you will be truly missed brother. Rest in Heaven bro.
Posted by Riley Offenbacker on August 26, 2020
I am devastated to hear this news. Josh was such a great friend all these years. I remember one time when he lived in Powder Springs I had just got my license and we told my parents that he was older than me so I could be cool and drive over and pick him up and he drove back from the corner store by my house. We were both a nervous wreck thinking we would get caught. We used to hang out with Haley Henry in school and after. He is the only reason I made it through freshman year in the village.In school and on the football field he really did have my back. I will miss you forever brother and I know God has given you the biggest wings because now you have the burden of being our Guardian Angel. Fly high Brother.
Posted by David Larson on August 26, 2020
I met Josh playing Destiny on Xbox. He would sing to us in the middle of a raid attempt while people would take a bathroom, food, or smoke break. He eventually moved to other games but we tried to keep in touch when life would allow. I’ll miss you my friend, and my heart is broken
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Shared by Bernice Watson on August 26, 2020
I can see the loving smile on your face.  Continue resting in peace.