November 30, 1944 - March 16, 2019
Joe Ann Sheppard, 74, of Cross City passed away March 16, 2019. Mrs. Sheppard was born November 30, 1944 to the late Otis and Bernice Evans in Melvin, Alabama. She had lived in the Cross City area for most of her life after moving here from Wayne County, Mississippi. Mrs. Sheppard retired as a Lieutenant from the Dixie County Sherriff’s Office after several years of service and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cross City. Mrs. Sheppard is survived by her husband of 19 years Edward “Buddy” Sheppard, Sr., her daughters Shelly Cannon (Ricky) of Cross City, Janice Chesnut of Cross City, and Lori Summers (Kevin) of Trenton, FL, her sons Edward “Eddy” Sheppard, Jr. (Donna) of Cross City and Greg Sheppard (Lisa) of Cross City, her brothers Otis Evans (Martha) of High Springs, FL and Jerry Wayne Evans of Cross City, her sisters Allie Willis (Steve) of Havanna, FL, Lela Fulford (Jerry) of Cross City, Dorothy Speir of Dawson, GA, Patricia Knight (Ken) of Bell, FL and Janice Taylor of Gainesville, FL, her grandchildren Matthew Beckham, Cole Beckham, Ashley Johns, Shelby Anderson, Emory Summers, Renee Layfield, Erin Lavin, Erica Sheppard, Aaron Anderson, Kyle Sparkman, and Kylie Sparkman, six great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her brother Sammie Evans. Funeral services for Mrs. Sheppard will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City Chapel, with Pastor Mike Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Cross City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City, Florida 352-498-5400 and Chiefland, Florida 352-493-0050. Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes.com
Joe Ann Sheppard, 74, of Cross City passed away March 16, 2019. Mrs. Sheppard was born November 30, 1944 to the late Otis and Bernice Evans in Melvin, Alabama. She had lived in the Cross City area for most of her life after moving here from... View Obituary & Service Information
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Joe Ann Sheppard, 74, of Cross City passed away March 16, 2019.
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