Susan Smith Sheppard, of Hampstead NC, previously of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly July 24, 2017.
Susan was born October 18, 1955 to Paul Wallace Smith and Maxine Dees Smith in Fayetteville. She graduated from Fayetteville Academy before moving to Wrightsville Beach in Wilmington. Susan was a chef and kitchen manager for over 25 years at Robert’s Market and other Wrightsville Beach restaurants. She and her husband, Todd, own and operate Sheppard’s Commercial Cleaning for 19 years.
In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband of 25 years, Todd Sheppard; daughter, Callie Bradberry Kelly of Wilmington NC; son, Birch Lee Sheppard of Wilmington, NC; sister, Kimberly Smith Wehinger and husband Edwin E Wehinger Jr of Wilmington, NC; nephew, Edward Paul Wehinger of Wilmington, NC; and grandchildren, Maxwell, Vause and Brielle.
Services will be held 1pm Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Quinn McGowen Funeral Home Bradley Creek Chapel.
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Submitted by DL on Aug 1 2017 04:14:17 PM
I have known Susan since I was a teenager. We've been through a lot through the years. I will our phone chats and visits. You could not find a better friend. I will miss her laugh and her sense of humor. Love you dearly my friend. Rest now and some day.....
Submitted by Peggy Burke on Jul 29 2017 11:57:26 AM
Susan is one of my oldest friends. There is no one else in the world like her and never will be. I will miss her dearly and always will. I love you Susan.
Submitted by Ann Fisher on Jul 28 2017 08:11:57 PM
My heart has lost a sweet person who was my 1st love. I am talking many many moons ago. I think of her and tears come to my eyes and my heart aches knowing that she isn't physically here. But I feel her spirit is with the lord and she with all her past friends and relatives. I will always miss her and my thoughts and prayers go out to Paul, Maxine and Kim they will always be family to me. Special prayer for Todd and the family. We never expect times like this, but if you have faith in the Lord he will give you the strength and courage to go thru some hard times and this is one of those times. God bless you and the families that this tragic event has struck..Love you all Tim and Ramona Weekley
Submitted by Tim Weekley on Jul 28 2017 08:01:46 PM
My sweet Susan. Such a short life for a super friend,sister daughter and mother. You will truly be missed. Rest in peace my friend. Love and prayers to the family.
Submitted by Freda zwan Beasley on Jul 28 2017 07:45:52 PM
Aunt Sue is what I called her as a young boy. She always had the best food for the holidays. She use to always say "Edward paul" what are you doing. She always shared her stories and has a contagious laugh. I will miss her and know that she is heaven looking down on us.
Submitted by Edward Paul wehinger on Jul 28 2017 07:34:21 PM
I miss our daily conversations. You will always be my little firecracker. I love you. God Bless the family at this time.
Submitted by Leigh Nunn on Jul 28 2017 02:11:52 PM
Lynn Bradshaw Williams lit a candle for Susan Smith Sheppard
Lynn Bradshaw Williams lit a candle on Jul 27 2017 09:44:47 PM
We'll miss that sweet smile - love you cuz!
Submitted by Edie on Jul 27 2017 03:26:37 PM
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