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Joann Shepard

November 10, 1961 — September 27, 2022

Joann Shepard

Angela Joann Shepard, 60, of Mt. Gilead, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

Joann was born November 10, 1961 in Richmond County, a daughter of the late Clyde Shepard, Jr and Dorothy Jane Carroll Shepard. She was a graduate of Richmond Senior High School and had worked in textiles and as a sitter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Shepard and a son Timothy Blake.

Surviving are her children, Rebekah Leonard (Joey) and Daniel Purvis (Taylor); grandchildren, Katelyn Leonard, Riley Purvis, John Leonard, and Jarrett Purvis; her significant other, Tim Blake; sisters, Darlene Estridge (David) and Kristy Shepard; brother Jerry Shepard; many nieces and nephews and her beloved pets, Jelly Bean and George.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Monday, October 3, 2022 at Carter Funeral Home in Ellerbe.

Memorials may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of North Carolina, Piedmont One, Suite 5541A, 1920 W. First St, Winston Salem, NC 27104.



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Monday, October 3, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Carter Funeral Home Ellerbe Chapel

143 Church Street, Ellerbe, NC 28338

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