In Memory of John Henry Shepard

Fund Type: Memorial Donations

Wilmington, NC

Fundraiser ends on October 20, 2023

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare in John's memory, for the care, compassion, and support they provided him and his family during his final days.

John Henry Shepard, born on March 30, 1940, in Onslow County, NC, touched the lives of many throughout his 83 years. His recent passing on August 20, 2023, in Wilmington, NC, has left a void in our hearts, but we find solace in celebrating the impact he made during his time with us.

To honor John's memory, we have established a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, a charity that provides compassionate care and support to individuals and families facing life-limiting illnesses. By contributing to this cause, we can continue John's spirit of kindness and generosity, ensuring that others receive the care and comfort they deserve.

John was a pillar of strength and love within his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay & Dossie Shepard of Folkstone, NC, Crayon Shepard of Folkstone, NC, Herman Shepard of Youngsville, NC, L.D. Shepard of Sneads Ferry, NC, Billy Shepard of Pinken, LA, Edith Harrington of Wilmington, NC, Leola Askew of Wilmington, NC, Elma Lucy Butterfield of Silda, CO, and Shelby Shepard of Hollywood, FL. He is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Iris Shepard, and their sons, Jeffrey Shepard (Maria) of Miami, FL, and Gary Shepard (Dawn) of Hampstead, NC. John also leaves behind six cherished grandchildren, two beloved great-grandchildren, and numerous extended family members and friends.

In remembrance of John's life, we will be holding a Memorial Service on August 26, 2023, at Peace Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC. The service will be officiated by Pastor Rudy Shepard, who will guide us through a heartfelt tribute to honor the memory of our dear John Henry.

We kindly ask for your support in making a donation to this meaningful cause. Your contribution, no matter the size, will make a significant difference in the lives of those who are in need of compassionate care during their most challenging moments.

Let us come together as a community to honor John Henry Shepard's legacy and ensure that his spirit of compassion and love lives on. Together, we can make a lasting impact in the lives of others, just as he did throughout his remarkable journey.

Thank you for your generosity and support.

With deepest gratitude,

The Shepard Family

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1535 S. 41st St., Wilmington, NC 28403

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