Age 66, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2016. Rosie was born and raised in Hampstead, NC by her parents, the late Bryant Henry and Marion Estel Sanders. She was also predeceased by her son Thomas Bryant Shepard, her Father and Mother-In-Law, Thomas and Mazie Shepard and her Sister-In-Law, Hope Shepard.
Surviving Rosie is her loving and faithful husband of 43 years, Wayne Shepard; Brothers, James B. Sanders (Lisa) of Hampstead and Michael H. Sanders of Hampstead; Sister, Cathy Tunstall (Earl) of Winnabow; Sister’s In-Law, Faith Hardee and Joy Batts, both of Wilmington, Brother-In-Law, Thomas Shepard (Teresa)and dear Friend, Sister Mary of Wilmington.
Rosie was full of joy and laughter with a smile that radiated. She had a heart of gold that so many adored. Her biggest joy was baking. Even though she did the cooking for the residents at Woodbury Wellness in Hampstead, where later she too became a resident, she still loved the art of cooking and baking. Rosie felt like the staff and residents of Woodbury became part of her extended family. She will certainly be missed by all.
Services to be held at a later date.
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