Burial Date: December 18, 2017
On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, our most cherished, Loretta Sheppard went to see her Lord and Savior. She was in her 73rd, year.
Born Tessie Loretta Wood on February 23, 1944, in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Corbett Dulth and Tessie Hill Wood.
A long- time resident of Mabscott, Loretta was devoted member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church. Her passion was church, she loved to be involved.
In addition to her parents, Loretta was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Sheppard; a granddaughter, Anna Lynne Sheppard and a brother, George Wood.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, she was the loving mother of Jim Sheppard (Debbie), Lisa Rakes (Dennie) and Steve Sheppard; there are eleven grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Daniel (Bob), brothers, Charles Wood (Linda) and Roger Wood (Linda).
Funeral services will be Monday, December 18th at 2:00 pm in the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Frankie Lyons will be officiating. The family will receive friends at 12 noon. The burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.