Brenda Howell Shephard
Loving Mother and Grandmother
Canton- Brenda Howell Shephard, age 71, went to eternal heavenly homegoing on Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Brenda was born May 8, 1947 in Haywood County to the late William Howell and the late Carolyn Thomas Howell.
Brenda was a native of Haywood County and resided in Winston-Salem before returning to Canton in 2002 to make her home. She was a 1965 graduate of Reynolds High School and received her B.S. in Nursing from North Carolina Central University. Brenda had been employed at Central State Hospital in Georgia, and had also worked at Silver Bluff Village as a RN Supervisor. Her faith was an important part of her life and she attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Brenda loved to read, listen to music and she was also a great dancer. She will forever be remembered as a friendly and caring person. Brenda loved her family and grandchildren with all her heart and soul and her sweet memory will be cherished forever by each of them.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Pamela Joseph.
Surviving are her children, Jarion Shephard and his wife Rheva, of Atlanta, Georgia, Adrain Shephard of Asheville, and Carolyn Shephard and Jerome Hargrove of Canton; grandchildren, Madison Shephard and Opal Alexus Hargrove; her brother, William Howell and his wife Sandra of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; and her former husband and father of her children, Raymon Shephard of Atlanta, Georgia.
A service of remembrance to honor the life of Brenda will be held at 12:00 pm Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Church of God of Prophecy at 75 Sanctuary Hill in Canton. Pastor Phyllis Jean Hall and Pastor Ernest Gibson will be officiating.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the family.