Paul Stevens Pipkins, 47, of Berrien Springs, MI passed away of natural causes on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at his residence. Arrangements entrusted to Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes 926-9440. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Stevensville United Methodist Church, 5506 Ridge Rd. Stevensville, MI with Rev. David F. Hills officiating. A time of fellowship will immediately follow the service. Memorials may be made in Paul’s name to the Berrien County Humane Society. Those who wish to leave a condolence online may do so at www.purelycremations.org.
Paul was born on November 8, 1970 in St. Joseph, MI to George Stevens Pipkins and Kathryn (Pociask) Pipkins DeSanto. He graduated from Watervliet High School and worked in customer service at the Four Winds and Firestarter’s Casinos. In addition to being a phenomenal bowler, he enjoyed fishing, all types of sports and avidly followed the Chicago Cubs. He also loved animals, reading, the great outdoors and spending time with his cherished family and friends. He will be remembered most for his loyalty and great listening skills.
Paul is survived by his life’s partner, Tanya Rice; mother, Kathryn (Frank) DeSanto; half-sister, Kelly Tanner; half-brother, Joey Diehl; aunts, Beverly Diaz, Carol Pociask, Maxine Pociask and Shirley Pemberton-Pociask; uncle, Duane Pociask and numerous cousins.
Paul was preceded by his father; George Pipkins; aunt, Linda Pociask; Uncle, Charles Pociask and grandparents, Josephine Pociask and Paul (Imogene) Pipkins.
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