February 4, 1934 - December 10, 2020
Joann Sheppard, of Terrell, passed away into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus, on the morning of Dec. 10, 2020. Joann was born Feb. 4, 1934 in Terrell to the late Gordon and Edna Clower Sanders. She was met in Heaven by her parents and her beloved husband, Rev. Jimmy Sheppard, her son, Steven Wade Doss, her brother, Gordy Sanders and her nephew, Gordy Ryan Sanders. Joann attended schools in Terrell and then worked for Terrell State Hospital as a stenographer until her retirement. Her smile and easy going personality made her colleagues and the physicians at the hospital instantly at ease. Her attention to detail in making sure that the transcriptions were correct made Joann a favorite of the medical staff as they provided life-changing care for the patients and their families until her retirement In 1964, she married Jimmy Sheppard and they were blessed to bring together their families and Joann was a wonderful mother to her own sons, Wesley and Steven, as well as Jimmy’s children, Darlene, Jimmy, Jr., and Debra. During Bro. Jimmy’s pastoral career, Joann was his tireless supporter at the churches he was called to serve with. She was a fervent prayer warrior and constant participant in church life and the families they served alongside where ever God led them. A wonderful, gentle lady of refined manners and beauty, Joann will be missed by the many whose lives she touched. Joann is survived by her children: Wesley Doss, Darlene Wells, Jimmy Sheppard, Jr. and Debra Gafford; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild as well as other extended family and a host of friends. Funeral service will be 1:00pm, Monday, December 14, 2020 at Max Slayton Funeral Chapel with a private interment at Oakland Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Sunday, Dec. 13, at the funeral home.
Joann Sheppard, of Terrell, passed away into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus, on the morning of Dec. 10, 2020. Joann was born Feb. 4, 1934 in Terrell to the late Gordon and Edna Clower Sanders. She was met in Heaven by her parents... View Obituary & Service Information
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