September 2, 1925 - May 5, 2018
Deacon Ulycess Hipp, affectionately known as “Bay,” departed this earthly life on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at his residence. Born in Newberry, South Carolina, on September 2, 1925, he was the first of four children born to the late Qunicey and Ethel Wheeler Hipp. Deacon Hipp served his country as Seaman First Class—2nd Battalion of the Sea Bees (construction battalion) in the United States Navy stationed in the Philippines. He was employed as a meat cutter for over thirty-four years (from 1952-1986) until his retirement from the Swift Independent Packing Company. His second retirement came after being employed at Southern Anesthesia. He was a faithful member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church where, in 1998, he was voted Deacon Emeritus. He also served as Treasurer for over forty years. In 2013, he received the Commendation for over sixty years of service to the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and the Oldfield Community. Deacon Hipp was a 32nd Degree member of the Masonic Beaver Lodge #7. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and visiting the oval track racing at Columbia Speedway in Cayce, South Carolina. In addition to his parents and beloved spouse, Mattie T. Hipp, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy H. Boykin (2014); his eleven sisters: Anna Hipp, Lucinda Hipp, Estelle Hipp, Willie Lee Hipp Bowers, Artencie Hipp Floyd, Elizabeth (Lang) Hipp Shumpert, Ada Lee Hipp Davis, Mary Louise Hipp, Beatrice Hipp Singleton, Mildred Hipp Jeminez, and Justine Hipp Rikard; and his two brothers: Alexander Hipp and Benjamin Hall. He leaves to cherish precious memories a son, Ronnie Hipp of West Columbia; one adopted son, Hal Hipp, Sr., also of West Columbia; nephew/son Reginald (Norma Jean) Eleazer of Herndon, Virginia; a niece/daughter Zelma E. Tucker of Washington, DC; five grandchildren: Rev. Rodney J. Way, Kidada R. Hipp, Tyrone A. Boykin, Hal J. Hipp, II, and Jeromey E. Hipp; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Deacon Ulycess Hipp, affectionately known as “Bay,” departed this earthly life on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at his residence. Born in Newberry, South Carolina, on September 2, 1925, he was the first of four children born to the late... View Obituary & Service Information
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