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 Willie James Shepard

Willie James Shepard

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Death 25 Dec 2006 (aged 61)
Burial Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 17306386 · View Source
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Willie James Shepard affectionally known as "Shep" was born the oldest of 5 children to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence and Hattie Shepard on September 18, 1945 in Adell, Georgia. In 1962 he graduated from Northern High School, where he loved playing basketball and the high jump. He retired from General Motors. Mr. Shepard gave his life to the Lord under the leadership of the late Rev. Leo Jackson of Pilgrim Temple COGIC, shortly after he joined his father, the late Eld. Clarence Shepard in the ministry, playing the organ at Macedonia COGIC. He later became a member of Harris Temple C.O.G.I.C. serving on the deacon board, under the late T.R. Harris, and later serving under the leadership of the late Bishop Walter Bogan. On June 25, 1966 he was united in holy matrimony to Ms. Marva Thomason and to this union two children were born. Mr. Shepard was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, who always had a smile on his face. He was also a talented artist, who loved cooking and spending time with his family.

Mr. Willie Shepard leaves to cherish his memory: daughter, Windy Shepard; granddaughters, India and Carrington; 2 brothers, Homer Shepard and Andrew (Veatrice) Shepard; 2 sisters, Dorthy (Robert) Atkins and Paula (Gary) Durden; 3 brothers-in-law, Bishop James (Bertha) Thomason, Joel (Brenda) Thomason and John (Deloris) Thomason; 3 sisters-in-law, Mary (Gordon) Powell, Betty (Neal) Smith and Sandra Smith; special friend, Linda Shields.

Mr. Shepard was preceded in death by his wife, Marva Shepard; parents, Eld. and Mrs. Clarence Shepard; daughter, Carla Shepard; brother, Clarence Shepard, Jr.; mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Joel and Delia Thomason.


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  • Created by: Anonymous
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17306386
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willie James Shepard (18 Sep 1945–25 Dec 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17306386, citing River Rest Cemetery, Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 46795196) .