Lawrence Sonny P. Shipp, III
NORFOLK, VA Little Sonny, born January 14, 1988, 23, entered his eternal afterlife on June 1, 2011, to be with our Lord. Little Sonny has left behind his family and friends with irreplaceable memories that will never fade.. In his 23 years of life, putting a smile on everyones face was something he did successfully daily.
A native of Norfolk, he was the son of Helen Ware Shipp and Lawrence P. Shipp, Jr., and the beloved brother of Veronica Lauren Shipp, also of Norfolk.
Sonny was a 2006 graduate of Granby High School and was in the Frisbee Club with O.D., Nate, Dillon, Jake, Stevo, Travis, Justin, Josh, Ryan, Will and many others of his friends. His passions included skate boarding, skim surfing, the beach and his truck.
Sonny is survived by his maternal grandmother, Veronica P. Ware, his parents Helen Ware Shipp and Lawrence P. Shipp, Jr., a sister Veronica Lauren Shipp, and her two children Landon Stuart and Alexis Elizabeth Davis, and their father, Matthew Allen Davis and a half-sister Cecilia Shipp. Sonny is also survived by his Aunts, Ronnie Feres and Terry Kristofak of Virginia Beach, Margaret Riviere of Hollywood, MD., Susan Pope of Norfolk. His Uncles, Edward L Ware, Of Arizona, and Walton Ware of Florida. Sonny has 3 Uncles in law, 1 Aunt in law, and a huge host of cousins. He will be missed by all.
Sonny is also survived by a community of fortunate souls to be blessed by his friendship and energy, however brief and beautiful.
A memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 154 W. Government Avenue, in Norfolk at 11 a.m. The family will begin to gather at 10:15a.m.
Flowers/plants may be sent to the church office, Friday, June 3, by 12 and Saturday, June 4th, by 10:15 a.m. Family will welcome friends at 501 W. Ocean View Avenue, directly after the services. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cremate.org.