Michael Thomas Hipps, 65, husband of Michelle Allen Hipps, of Beaufort, SC, died Saturday, August 28, 2021 in Beaufort Memorial Hospital.\nA celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, September 11th at 6pm on Harbor Island, South Carolina. The family asks that guests wear a shade of blue.\nMichael was born on October 2, 1955 in Savannah, GA. He is the son of Doris Garrison Hipps and the late Harry Hipps.\nSurviving in addition to his wife, Michelle, and his mother, Doris; are three daughters, Peri Hipps Sheppard, Laura Hipps, and Madison Hipps; two sisters, Carol Williams and Stacey Page; one son-in-law, Steven Sheppard; and one grandson, Hunter Sheppard.\nIn lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Beaufort County Open Land Trust, in Memory of Michael Hipps.\nhttps://openlandtrust.org/donate/\n \nYour donations will go towards a park bench in his memory in one of his favorite Beaufort public parks, overlooking the water. Mike first came to Beaufort 22 years ago with his best friend and immediately fell in love with the calming water views and relaxing beach of Harbor Island. He was able to build his dream home in Beaufort and share it with his wife, Michelle. His family and friends have been enjoying the beauty of the Lowcountry ever since and will continue to remember him with every sunrise and sunset over the river.