Died: May 11, 2013
Roy Henry Pipkins was born May 23, 1955 in Gary, Indiana, to parents Robert H. Pipkins and Pearl L. Green. Roy (“Old Skool”) departed this life May 11, 2013 at St. Margaret Hospital, Hammond, Indiana. He was a graduate of Calumet High School, Class of 1975. He was an employee at U.G.N. in Valparaiso, Indiana and he was a member of 5th Avenue United Methodist Church.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Gloria Pipkins and Muriel Pipkins and Willie L. Hogan, Sr.
He leaves to cherish his memory, very special friend, Mary (Juby) Tillman; two sons, Edward Pipkins of Indianapolis, Indiana and Michael (Bilnesha) Tillman of Gary, Indiana; one daughter, Michelle (Michael) Roach of Marietta, Georgia; three sisters, Barbara (Marvin) Turner of Gary, Indiana; Robbin (Rhonda) Bills of Marietta, Georgia and Sharron Smith of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; three brothers, Darren (Donna) Pipkins of St. Louis, Missouri, Robert Pipkins III of Wichita, Missouri and John Evans, III of Gary, Indiana; six grandchildren, Brittany, Amari, Mychol Mishell, Michael Jr., Acacia and Rani; and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral service Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 5th Avenue United Methodist Church, 2600 W. 5th Avenue, Gary, Indiana, Pastor Vera Johnson, officiating. Viewing 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral begins at 11 a.m. Burial at Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart, Indiana. ~