Carolyn Sheppard Garner

Thursday, April 19, 1945 - Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Loving Mother and Grandmother

Photo of Carolyn Sheppard Garner  - 1945-2020

Canton- Our hearts are filled with sadness as we say goodbye to a lady that was deeply loved by everyone blessed to know her. Mary Carolyn Sheppard Garner, age 74, peacefully entered into her glorious home in Heaven’s Paradise on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. 

Carolyn was born April 19, 1945 to the late Vaughn Talmadge Sheppard and the late Laura Belle Carpenter Sheppard. Her childhood was filled with great joy and happiness and wonderful memories that she often recalled and enjoyed sharing with her family.  She had made her home in Haywood County all of her life and had been employed with American Enka Corporation. Mrs. Garner was an active and faithful member of Long Branch Missionary Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School,  Vacation Bible School and touched the lives of hundreds of children who will never forget her. Carolyn seemed to always be busy, attending church, community activities and graciously welcoming family and friends to the Garner home. Her family was her great love and she adored her grandchildren with all her heart and soul. When thinking of Carolyn we remember her sweet smile and her kind and caring spirit. In her memory let us each share a kind word with someone to brighten their day just as Carolyn always did.  We will miss her deeply.   

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Horace B. Garner.

Left to cherish her memory are her son Kevin Garner and his wife, Jennifer of Canton; her grandchildren, Katie Ford and her husband,Charles, AnnaLee Mendez and her husband, Kyle and Charlie Garner; a great- grandchild, Jackson Ford; brothers, Rex Sheppard and his wife, Carolyn and Harold Sheppard and his wife, Brenda; sisters-in-law, Judy Sheppard, Shirley Sheppard and Louise Gillett and many dear  friends.

A remembrance service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Garner will be held at 6:00 pm Friday, April 17th 2020 at Long Branch Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Shanne Baker will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Garner family.    

 

               

Condolences from family and friends

Kevin and family , So sorry. You guys are in my prayers.
Sheila King
Kevin, Jennifer and family. So sorry for your loss. Carolyn was a great lady. Prayers for you all during this difficult time.
Ronna Crowder
Kevin, I'm so sorry for your loss. I could always count on Carolyn for help with anything we planned for the youth at Long Branch Baptist Church. She was a special lady to me and my family. So sweet are the memories!
Kathy Hoglen
Kevin, Jennifer and family, we are so saddened to learn of Mrs. Garner’s passing. I’m sorry we can’t be there with you during this difficult time, but know that our prayers are with you. May God give you peace and comfort as you navigate this difficult journey! All our love, TROY and Gail
TROY and Gail Lovingood
Kevin, Jennifer & Girls, I'm so sorry to hear of Carolyn passing. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Sheila Watson
We loved this women! She was always there and would do anything for you. We are sorry for your loss. Thankful that she is not suffering anymore! God bless your family during this time.
Jeremiah and Sharon Mull
Kevin and Jennifer, Your mom was so special and kind! I can not say her name without smiling. You are in my prayers,Luv to you all.
Helen Hudgins
Kevin , Jennifer and family, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. You are all in my prayers! She was so special. God Bless!
Patsy Cayton Posey
Our hearts are filled with love and support for you all. It is never easy to say good-bye. The great hope we have is she is so happy and well now. We pray that our Lord will give you peace and healing for the loss of a beloved mother and grandmother. We love you all. Give Charlie a big hug for me❤️
Vaughn and Cheryl Eller
Dear family. I think you all know how special we all think of Carolyn. She will be missed so terribly just like Horace. If you need anything that I can do please don't hesitate to call me. GOD BLESS you all.
Audrey Worley
U was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known u touched my heart in so many ways I will miss u fly high beautiful lady
Tonya Scarpulla
So sorry u guys are in my prayers Carolyn was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known she was so sweet to me and my kids .
Tonya Scarpulla
So sorry u guys are in my prayers Carolyn was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known she was so sweet to me and my kids .
Tonya Scarpulla
Kevin so sorry to hear about your mom she was a loving and caring person my grandmother Fannie and your mom was great friends and now they are seeing each other now if you need anything please feel free to call me and lee me know.
Kevin Paxton
Kevin and Family , I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I loved working with Miss Carolyn many years ago, she was a wonderful kind woman who touched many hearts. Prayers for comfort and strength during this very difficult time.
Jennifer Clontz Pena
Kevin and Family , I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I loved working with Miss Carolyn many years ago, she was a wonderful kind woman who touched many hearts. Prayers for comfort and strength during this very difficult time.
Jennifer Clontz Pena
Kevin and family So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was a very special lady and will be missed very much. May god bless and comfort all of you.
Michael surrett
I am so sorry, I had no idea. I will be praying for all of you. I loved Carolyn very much, she was a good friend to me. I am so thankful she is in the presence of Jesus now.
Missi James
AnnaLee and Kyle: So very sorry for your loss. Earth's loss is Heaven's gain! Prayers for the family during this time. Much Love and Blessings!
Pat Blanton
Kevin, so sorry to hear about your loss. I'll keep you and the rest of your family in my prayers. May God help y'all through this hardship and wrap his loving arms around you.
James Cole
Kevin, Jennifer and family....Keeping you all in our hearts and prayers. Carolyn was such a sweetheart.
Janet Scott Burke
So sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. I'm sure she will be missed by her family and many friends. Many years ago we were childhood friends. She was such a dear person. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family.
Betty Y Henderson
I am so sorry for the loss of your MOM. Carolyn was a wonderful person. I have known her for as long as I can remember. She will be greatly missed. Praying for y'all.
PEGGY MEHAFFEY
Kevin and family, we pray you experience God's peace and comfort in the passing of your mother. We pray you have many sweet memories that will give you joy. God bless with love, Bill and June
Bill and June Dockery
Prayers for Kevin and Jennifer and the family. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Bryan Scruggs
May God bless you and your family in this time. Carolyn was a special person.
Marilyn Burch Taylor
I am truly sorry for the loss of Carolyn. She was just a beautiful soul and loved her family. I pray that you guys find comfort and understanding during this time.
Tarya Hall
Keeping your special family in my thoughts and prayers.
Cynthia Burnette