Edna Gray Shepard, 99 years young, left this earthly life for her eternal rest on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from Vidant Duplin Hospital.
She was born on July 26, 1918 in Duplin County and was the daughter of the late Lennis Robert and Martha Pierce Gray. She was also predeceased by her husband, Ernest Marvin Shepard, Sr.; her daughter, Shirley Fay "Sister" Shepard; siblings, Naomi Shepard, William "Bill" Gray, Roy Gray, Louise Sholar, Inez Lilley, Nealie English and Josephine Wood.
Surviving to cherish her memory is her devoted sons, Ernest Marvin "Snip" Shepard, Jr. and wife, Brenda of Ernul, NC and Roger Lee Shepard and wife, Pam formerly of Wallace and now of Sunset Harbor, NC; grandchildren, Dennis M. Shepard, Sammy Shepard and wife, Dana, Rodney Shepard and wife, April and Rhonda M. Northcott and fiancé Joe Caro. Mrs. Shepard was also blessed with 10 great grandchildren; one great-great grandson and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Edna was a loving mother and caring grandmother and sister. She enjoyed the simplest things in life but her great joy was her family. During her life, Edna experienced many changes in this world; from electricity, indoor bathrooms and automobiles but one thing has never change: her love for her sons, Roger and Snip. What an honor it is that she has lived all these years among us. Edna will surely be missed but treasured memories will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.
Funeral service will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Wallace Chapel with Edna's grandson, Pastor Sammy Shepard officiating.
Burial will follow the service at Gray Family Cemetery on Norwood Blanchard Road, Wallace, NC.
Casketbearers will be Rodney Shepard, Randyn Swinson, Dennis Shepard, Joe Caro Nathaniel Shepard and Parker Sandlin.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00pm, one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday at the funeral home.
You may share your memories and send condolences to the family by selecting our "Guestbook" above.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wallace, NC 910-285-4005
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Roger and family, I extend my sympathy in your loss. No matter the long years of a mother, it leaves the emptiest feeling in the world. I trust a multitude of memories and grace from the ONE who cares the most will sustain you in your tomorrows.
Submitted by Diane Giddeons on Oct 6 2017 03:43:02 PM
God will comfort the family in this hour of need. As a friend I can only let you know I care.
Submitted by Grover H. Armistead II on Oct 6 2017 03:21:22 PM
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