Dea. Joseph Sheppard

May 10, 1955 ~ March 13, 2021 (age 65)


Our Condolences to the family of Dea. Joseph Sheppard. 


I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. 2 TIMOTHY 4: 7-8


Mr. Joseph Sheppard, Jr. was born May 10, 1955 in Savannah, Georgia to the late Joe and Perry Lee Sheppard. He was educated in Savannah, GA. He served in the United States Air Force. His last place of employment Pier 1 Imports in Savannah Georgia as a heavy equipment operator.  

He was an active member of Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a Chairman of the Deacon Board. He sang in the choir and often time sang at other church functions.

He was very loved by his community. He could put a smile on everyone’s face who he met. He was full of love and laughter. He always had a funny story to tell. 

He met the love of his life Helen Sheppard in 1976.  They were married for 37 glorious years. 

He leaves to mourn-his loving wife Helen Sheppard, their two children, Joseph A. Sheppard (Nicole) of Savannah, Georgia, Felica S. Ervin (Vaughn) of Port Wentworth, Georgia. He loved and enjoyed seeing his 8 grandchildren, Tevin Green, K. Da Zahaun Murray, Nicholas J. Sheppard, Xzavier M. Sheppard, Zanaya J. Sheppard, Jo’Siyah S. Sheppard, Katelynn A. Green, and JilissaA. Sheppard. Two great-grandchildren Xzavier Sheppard Jr. and Kimanti Murray, two Godchildren.

He was proceeded in death by 4 sisters, Lucille B. Williams, Elizabeth Butler, Dorothy Sheppard, Gloria Sheppard, and one brother Calvin Sheppard. He also leaves behind two sisters Retha Sheppard of Savannah, Georgia, and Cynthia Dickson (Robert) of Richmond Hill, Georgia, one brother-in-law Alfonso Williams, a Spiritual Mother Christine Campbell, and two Spiritual Brothers Greg Campbell and Dwayne Campbell, andhost of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

He entered into peace and rest at his home surrounded by his loving family. 

Think of one of his funny stories any time you need a smile.

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March 19, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dorchester Funeral Home
7842 E. Oglethorpe Hwy
Midway, GA 31320

Graveside Service
March 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Bryan Neck Bapt. Church
16525 GA-144
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
March 20, 2021

Bryan Neck Cemetery
16525 GA-144
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

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