Iris Canipe

Iris Elise Canipe (Smith)

Sunday May 12th, 1963 - Wednesday June 5th, 2019
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Elise Smith Canipe, age 56, of Huntersville NC, went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2019. Elise ended her battle with cancer in victory with Christ at her home surrounded by family and friends. Born on Mothers Day, May 12, 1963, Elise was a welcome addition to a house full of boys. She grew up in Cairo, GA and was a member of First Baptist Church of Cairo. Elise graduated Brookwood School in 1981 where she excelled in basketball, She graduated University of Georgia and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, At UGA she enjoyed intramural softball, which she continued to play in church leagues in Charlotte. After College, Elise worked as a risk manager for J.A. Jones Construction Company and Sedgwick Insurance Company in Charlotte NC. While in Charlotte she met Jeff Canipe whom she married in 1993. Following her initial diagnosis of breast cancer in 1999, Elise began her 20 year battle with cancer. She became an independent consultant with Pampered Chef and enjoyed hosting shows and interactions with the new friends she made. She continued hosting Pampered Chef events until her health declined. Elise loved the outdoors, gardening, the Dawgs, and especially her cats. She also loved her family, her church where she served numerous volunteer roles, her church family,scores of friends, and Life.

Elise was preceded in death by her Father, Linwood Agnew Smith.

Survivors include: husband of 25 years, Jeff Canipe of Huntersville NC; mother, Iris H Smith of Cairo GA; brothers, Linwood Agnew Smith Jr of Cairo GA and James H (Hill) Smith of Thomasville Ga; niece, MaryBlake Harvey Smith of Thomasville GA and nephew, James H (Hillman) Smith Jr of Thomasville GA.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday June 8, 2019 at the Cove Church in Mooresville with Pastors Rick Carney and Ken Schultz officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mooresville Soup Kitchen, Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, or The Cove Church. Ingram Funeral Home & Cremation Society is serving the family
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  • Memorial Service

    Saturday June 8th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday June 8th, 2019 10:00am
    The Cove Church
    197 Langtree Road
    Mooresville, North Carolina 28117
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Sharon Johnson

Posted at 12:17pm
Dear Family,
I wish it was where I could attend Elise's service. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. Elise was a good friend, & I'm so thankful I got to see her at Brookwood's graduation. She was such an inspiration to all who knew her. She fought a good fight & ran a good race. I'm sure she is healthy & feeling no more pain in Heaven, & I look forward to seeing her again some day. May God comfort you as only He can.
In His Love,
Sharon Clark Johnson

Brookwood Class of 1981

Posted at 11:06am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Daniel, Kate and Ella Sap

Posted at 10:32am
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Posted at 02:20pm
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