In Loving

Steven W. Shipp

Aug. 23, 1965 – Aug. 9, 2021

Steven W. Shipp, 55, of Mechanicsville passed away August 9, 2021. He is accompanied in Heaven by his brother, Gregory Shipp; and his friend, Jeff Wightman. Steve is survived by his parents, Jim and Joyce Shipp; his two daughters, Nicole and Savannah Shipp; his sister, Amy Stewart (Chris Stewart); his two nephews, Caleb and Luke Stewart; and many other loving family members.

He was passionate and dedicated to his work at James River Air Conditioning. Steve also loved fishing and cooking delicious meals for his family.

His family and friends will be honoring him and celebrating his life at 11 am Saturday, August 21 at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Click here to view the live streamed Celebration of Life for Steve.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to Steve’s favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Celebration of Life


Affinity Funeral Service

Richmond Chapel


Saturday, August 21, 2021


11:00 AM

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  1. Lisa Watson August 10, 2021 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss! You all are in our prayers!!!

  2. kenneth covington August 11, 2021 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    So sorry to all of Steve’s family and friends, for their loss.

  3. Pat Marsala August 11, 2021 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    We at M & M Controls would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Steve’s family. We all worked with Steve for many years and his loyalty, humor, dedication and ability to stick to a problem until it was fixed was a great trait. We will miss him and his frequent calls here, we thank you for sharing your Steve with us for many, many years.

    Pat Marsala
    M & M Controls

    • Carol McKinney August 16, 2021 at 7:23 pm - Reply

      Mr. And Mrs. Shipp, girls and family. I am sadden to hear this. Steve was a wonderful man. I was blessed to know him growing up in Spring Meadow, the again with James River. Prayers to all, may God comfort you. Love and hugs. Carol and Jay McKinney

  4. Paul Burke August 11, 2021 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry for hear about Steve’s passing. Steve was a good, kind man and I enjoyed our business relationship for many decades. My thoughts and prayers go to all family and friends.

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  6. Bob McDaid August 13, 2021 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    I’d say Steve smile ! He always did. God Bless you all ! Bob … JRAC

  7. Sherri White Bryant August 14, 2021 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    The Shipp Family: I am so sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. Definately too young to go. His picture looks just like he did when we were kids at the river. It’s nice to know he still continued doing what he loved and learned as a child. I have so many memories of Jimmy G, Joyce, Greg, Steve & Amy at the river every summer growing up. RIP in peace and fly high with that quirky smile of yours. I am sure you will be missed by all.

    • Mary Tatum Ruffin August 19, 2021 at 2:14 pm - Reply

      I share my cousin Sherri’s fond memories of childhood River days and Steve’s smile … we kids really bonded during those summers! Forever grateful for that, and will remember always. With heavy heart, sending love and condolences to the Shipp family, on behalf of the Tatum Ruffin side.

  8. Donald Pookie Rozell August 15, 2021 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    I am so so sorry. I’ve known Steve since High School. We had plenty of good times in his Camarillo back in the day. I’ve been with him Ian’s his growing family. Prayers to everyone

  9. Mary Ann Allen August 17, 2021 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Dear Family, We were so saddened to read of Steve’s passing. Our hearts go out to you, Jim and Joyce, as well as Amy and Steve’s daughters and the rest of the family. We hope that our thoughts and prayers and those of all your friends will lift you up in the coming days and months. Take care… Mary Ann Allen and sons, Jimmy, David, Billy and Ricky. Your neighbors down the street.

  10. Kim Shaughnessy August 17, 2021 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    I’m saddened to hear of your passing, Steve. It’s been a long time since we last spoke, but I always enjoyed our chats when you would pick up the girls. Your family is in my prayers.

  11. Ed Trunick August 20, 2021 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Gone way too soon…one of the hardest and most dedicated worker I have ever met from our days at Howell’s…you are going to be so missed…I know the AC in heaven is in good hands with our passed friend Steve C and you once again reunited. God Bless and be with your family at this time.

    • Benjamin Y Cogbill August 21, 2021 at 11:42 am - Reply

      I remember Steve’s first day in the field while at Howell’s, and talking to him the day before he fell I’ll. It was and will always be my honor to have known him and to have worked with him these many years.

      To his daughters Nicole and Savannah my deepest sympathy for your loss at this time. His love and pride in both of you was without measure.

      Mr & Mrs Shipp, your son touched the lives of many people throughout his career. He was the very best at his craft and was always willing to teach others. In my prayers.

  12. Kristi Nash Harrison August 23, 2021 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Nicole and Savannah I’m so sorry for your loss. Your dad’s love for you both was so evident as he brought you to art lessons. May you cherish the memories.

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