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Britney Lorení Lipsey

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Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Britney Lorení Lipsey, 20, of Celeste, formerly of Gladewater, died Aug. 6, 2006, in an auto accident on Interstate 30. Funeral services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Celeste High School gymnasium under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in Greenville. Dr. James Ralson will officiate. Burial will be in Celeste Cemetery. Miss Lipsey was born Jan. 19, 1986, in Longview to Mike Lipsey and Jessica Walston Morrow. She graduated from Celeste High School in 2004. Britney was the head lifeguard at the Ja-Lu Park in Greenville, she gave swimming lessons at the Rec Center in Commerce, she was a waitress at Molinaís in Commerce, and was a student at Texas A&M University-Commerce and was on the Deanís List. Her accomplishments included Miss CHS, Sophomore Class Favorite, Senior Football Sweetheart, FCA, FCCLA, and academic awards-accounting and geography. She played basketball for four years and was senior captain and received junior and senior honorary mention and Defensive MVP, she ran track her sophomore and junior years and was regional qualifier both years, she played golf all through high school and was a regional qualifier her sophomore, junior and senior years and was state qualifier her junior year, golf MVP her senior year and Most Improved Player her junior year. She was a cheerleader her junior and senior years and was on the dance team her sophomore year. Britney was a donor to save others lives. She is survived by her father and wife, Mike and Carol Lipsey of Celeste; her mother and husband, Jessica and Johnny Morrow of Celeste; brothers Brody Lipsey and Braden Morrow of Celeste and Todd Eudy of Forney; a sister, Tina McDaniel of Forney; grandparents John and Allene Mize of Celeste and Jimmy and Jean Lipsey and Doris Walston, all of Greenville. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ernest Lorenzo Walston, Johnny Morrow, and Patricia House; great-grandparents Haskell and Pansey Biggs and Crim and Maurice Adams; a stepgrandmother, Oleta Lipsey; and an uncle, Tony Walston. Pallbearers are John Mark Barnard, Josh Spoonemore, Joseph Louvier, Jonny Louvier, Rache Barnette, Lance Clayton, Shey Stegall, Neil McElaney. Honorary Pallbearers are members of the Pi-Kappa-Alpha Fraternity. Memorials may be made to the Britney Lipsey Scholarship Fund at the First Bank of Celeste, Attention Bob Barnard, P.O. Box 7, Celeste, 75422. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Celeste High School gymnasium.

Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay

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