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Mark and Debora Shiplee of Franklinville

Mark W. Shiplee, 54, and Debora A. Shiplee, 49, of Franklinville, NJ, died as a result of a motor vehicle crash on Thursday, November 22, 2007, in Monroe Township, NJ.
Mark and Debbie were married 19 years and spent most of that time in Erial, before moving to Franklinville 3 years ago.
Mark was employed by the Union County Construction Group in Gloucester City, NJ, as a carpenter, until his recent retirement, and Debbie was a housewife and mother. They were very family oriented. They especially enjoyed being with their grandchildren and their new found life and peace riding on their motorcycle. They were involved in charity work and were a very giving couple, who will be sadly missed.
Mark and Debbie are survived by their children, Chris Sawyer, William Sawyer, Amanda Shiplee, Tara Shiplee and Debora Sawyer, all of Franklinville andRebecca Casiano, of Blackwood; their grandchildren, CJ, Troy, Anthony, Jayden,Dominick, Alanzo, Cindy, Nicky, Melanie, Marissa, Kaitlyn and Alyssa; Debbie's mother, Antoinette Brown of Franklinville, her sister, Donna Brown of Erial and her brother, Thomas Brown of Virginia Beach, VA; and Mark's brother, Dane H. Shiplee of Williamstown and his sister, Lea A. Shiplee of Northfield.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend their memorial services on Thursday, November 29, at 12 Noon in the MATHIS FUNERAL HOME, 43 N. Delsea Drive, Glassboro, where friends may visit with the family from 10 AM until Noon. Burial of their cremains will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in their memory may be made to Debbie's mother, Antoinette Brown, c/o MATHIS FUNERAL HOME, 43 N. Delsea Drive, Glassboro, NJ 08028.