Brenda S. Shepard

January 15, 1947 - July 3, 2012
Brenda S. Shepard

Brenda Suzanne Midgett Shepard 65, of the Middle Sound Community of Wilmington departed this world for a better one on Tuesday July 3, 2012.

Brenda was born in Wallace the daughter of the late Kirby and Gertrude Mobley Midgett.
She with her kind spirit and loving ways was a mother to everyone.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years Richard Edgar Shepard, daughter Lois Marie Smith and husband Dean of Rocky Point, son Richard Edgar Shepard, Jr. and wife Rose of Hampstead, her grandson who was her ray of light Zackary Ryan Shepard.

Some of Brenda’s favorite times were having cookouts for family and friends.

Brenda was blessed to have 19 siblings, 12 that are still living. Her nieces held a special place in her heart. They supported Brenda and her family so much during her time of need. Thank you so much for your love and contribution by strengthening the family when it was needed.

The family would like to thank the NHRMC 10th floor and Lower Cape Fear Hospice for the gentleness towards our mother.

The family will see friends and hold a memorial on Saturday July 7, 2012 at the Middle Sound Advent Christian Church from 12 noon until 2 PM. Pastor Wilber Horrell will officiate the service.

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  • July 05, 2012
    Betty & Jim Arlart says:
    We share you sorrow and will miss Brenda. We pray for all, your good health and consolation in God's care. Love, Betty and Jim

  • July 05, 2012
    Zackary Shepard says:
    Grandma Grandma I will love you now and forever Like wine, with age your love only grew better. I will always miss you and everything we had; Right now I am weeping and my heart has grown sad. A piece of me was lost with you, that I cannot replace, But I will keep my chin up and wipe the tears from my face. Because I will be strong for you and everything we share. Your heart was so big. You always had love to spare. You had two wonderful children both of whom I love. They will be there for each other when push comes to shove. Now that we have lost you we need to find our way. It’s going to be hard, what can I say? You will lead me on my path as I take my steps day by day. I believe you can hear this, that’s why I write this letter. Grandma I will love you now and forever. With Love: Zackary Shepard

  • July 05, 2012
    Kelly Best Mathis says:
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. What I remember about Brenda the most is her cooking. She could put together some fine southern food. God Bless!

  • July 05, 2012
    Jeannie says:
    My favorite Aunt Brenda as I used to call her. She was a very special lady and will be missed greatly. May God be with her family and all who loved her.

  • July 05, 2012
    TINA BEST & DALE VICKERS says:
    RICKY AND FAMILY, OUR THOUGHTS AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. BRENDA WILL TRULEY BE MISSED. TINA & DALE