Lauralee Speight Sipe, 37, of Appomattox, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010. She was the wife of the late Dwayne Shannon Sipe.
Lauralee was born in Halifax on Dec. 2, 1972. She was a daughter of the late Susan Giglio Gramelt. Lauralee was a graduate of Rustburg High School and received her business degree from Lynchburg College.
Lauralee is survived her grandmother, Viola Giglio, of Georgia; her uncles, Thomas Giglio, of South Boston, and Jack Giglio, of Flordia; by her stepdaughter, Alicia Leann Sipe, and her stepson, David Shannon Sipe, both of Georgia; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Linda Lee Smith and Freddie A. Smith, of Lynchburg; her father-in-law, W. Daniel Sipe, of Madison; her sister-in-law, Sarah Conaway, of Lynchburg; her brothers-in-law, Robert Ben New and his fiance', Sherry McIntyre, of Lynchburg, and Bobby New and his wife, Rae, of Manassas; and many other extended family and friends.
In addition to her husband and mother, Lauralee was preceded in death by her loving children, Morgan Dobyns and Joshua Ty Sipe.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at Heritage Baptist Church, 219 Breezewood Drive, Lynchburg. Lauralee's funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at Heritage Baptist Church with the Rev. Cosette Conaway officiating. Interment will follow in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Appomattox.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Sipe Family Memorial Fund. Checks should be made out to Tharp Funeral Home and mailed to P.O. Box 15008, Lynchburg, VA 24502. Funds will be earmarked for designated charities by the family at a later date.
She was a victim of murder.
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